Saturday, February 27, 2010

Priceless Just Got A Bit More Costly

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???

8 comments:

Lori said...

What a PAIN!!!! Glad it came out though and hope you were able to save enough of it to use it still!!! Poor you...

Shannon said...

Ahh - I have learned over the years always hold the cover on whenever you shake ANYTHING! Glad it cleaned up well - what a mess!

Mom to 2 Angels said...

I'm so glad it came out! It's funny now, but I'm sure it wasn't at the time.

Kelli said...

Oh man, bummer! Glad it all came out and you still were able to paint the easel- I would have done the same thing!

Jackie said...

In Noli's words 'what a mess!' Very glad to hear you were able to clean it up nicely.

Ann said...

Yikes!! Although I have to admit it looks rather ink blot testish to me.. Glad it all came out. But it could have proven to be quite the conversation piece to leave it there.

Ann said...

Yikes!! Although I have to admit it looks rather ink blot testish to me.. Glad it all came out. But it could have proven to be quite the conversation piece to leave it there.

The Stahnke's said...

I bought a can of the black chalk board paint and painted the front of Andrew's wooden toy box with it. He loves to draw on it!