Friday, September 12, 2008

What I learned today....

They say you learn something new every day. Today I learned more than one new thing. I am sharing them with you in the hopes that these tidbits of information will somehow help you out too.

I learned that it takes a long, long time to paint even the most modest of walls when all you have is a 1.5 inch paint brush. No matter how determined you are.

I learned that when you're tempted to pick up an extra can of paint at the paint store "just in case", it should be something neutral. It should not be bubblegum pink. Bubblegum pink should only be used judiciously.

I learned that spiders do not like the smell of fresh paint and will turn in the opposite direction. I learned that they also run from paint brushes which is handy as it avoids having to stop while painting.

I learned that spider tracks cannot be detected in fresh paint. No need to repaint.

I learned that it's best to make sure that all spiders and their webs are removed before attempting to paint.

But most of all, I learned that trying to paint the interior of your house while potty training a 2 year old is not a good mix. It can and will lead to bad things.

15 comments:

Ravenhill said...

Oh, you are so busy with learning, painting and your two year old! I think you are very daring! good luck!

matchstickgirl said...

hilarious and all very very true ....

:D

Star of the East said...

LOL :) Great lessons!

Siansburys said...

Hahah! So if I have a can of paint open at all times and hung around my neck spiders should run away from me, right??

Your blog is looking very pretty by the way x

High Desert Diva said...

*laughing here*

Jennifer said...

LOL! So true on all counts. I've also learned that if you tell your kid not to get paint on the walls or carpet, you should model that behavior (oops!)

tatsuko said...

Heeeee (^_^)! I'd like to see the spiders with pink feet...

Cupcake said...

LOL! Good advice considering I will be painting a bathroom next weekend. But no Bubblegum Pink no matter how much I love it - I am going with Bittersweet Stem.

LeaKarts said...

So true! Love the bit about the spiders--thanks for the giggle!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Thanks for sharing! I learned a long time ago to leave everything matte eggshell and touch up spots before the high holidays and after. :P

Kari said...

That sounds like you had a great day :) and those are some very handy tips!

Heli said...

wow! you learned a LOT :)

ingermaaike said...

Thank you very much for those wise words, especially the bit about the spiders is real good to know..LOL

Cheribella said...

You just made my day LOL! It has been very rainy, miserable and I'm on day 3 of a migraine...I needed a laugh. Thank you.
Cheri

PamperingBeki said...

Haha!!

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