Remember the chalkboard? Remember the chalkboard paint? Remember priceless?
I was on the phone yesterday and decided it would be a good time to put a coat of chalkboard paint on Ellie's easel. I took the quart of paint out and gave it one good shake. I say "one good shake" because that's really all it took. Apparently, "Mr. Home Depot" didn't put the top back on very well and "one good shake" landed blue chalkboard paint all over me, my clothes, my shoes, my shirt, my kitchen floor, the kitchen cabinets, the high chair and Ellie's princess ride-on toy. I'm sure the person I was talking to thought I had lost my mind. When I explained, he said obviously his bad luck was rubbing off on me over the phone. I told him not to call again. *smile* After having a moment or two trying to figure what to do about this, I called my mom who had the forethought to ask if it was water based paint. Since it IS, I was able to run a sink of hot, sudsy water and get to work. Not wanting to lose any of the $12 I spent for this paint, I broke out the roller and used the paint from the floor to paint the chalkboard.
Luckily, all the paint on everything came out. The clothes were washed and all but a few spots on my tennis shoes came out.
Needless to say, I have learned a VALUABLE lesson about shaking paint. You have to admit, though, it's a pretty pattern!!
What IS IT with me and paint/markers???