Friday, July 15, 2011

It's Friday & We're in Love....

Write On!
It's Friday....and we are in love with
White Board Paint...

Before we get knee deep in this fabulous tree...let's start at the beginning!
My daughter was re-doing her room
and loved THIS:

Idea #1
Wall Mural
image from Pottery Barn Teen catalog
She loved this tree in Pottery Barn Teen and really wanted something like this on her wall.  We considered starching fabric and putting it up on the wall, or using wallpaper to make the tree to put on the wall.

Idea #2
Dry Erase Paint
image from idea paint website
What kid doesn't want to write on the wall?
{ok, ok...what adult wouldn't want to write on the wall?!!}

These two ideas sounded good...
but when we went to get that wonderful Idea Paint....ouch!
$75 would only get us 40 square feet of writing space...and since we had planned on painting it on her two folding closet doors...we were going to use a LOT more than 40 square feet...

That brought about
Plan #2

image from idea paint

While opening up the package and looking at the instructions we came across this picture
{insert light bulb - for bright idea here!}
so...we bought the package and came home for a fun mother/daughter time!


First we taped off the tree where she wanted it

the instructions are pretty clear on all of the steps...
first you have to prime your wall that will have the idea paint on it with kilz brand paint

After it dries, sand with 150 grit sandpapper


Then it's time for This and That


Simple enough,
pour This
into That
{is this dry erase painting for dummies?!}

With gloves, long sleeves and a mask
Roll the paint on...thick
When it dries...take off the tape
BUT BEWARE!
NO
Writing on the paint for 7 days!


She wanted to add some color and so we started adding some leaves that she cut out from scrapbook paper.  She just pasted them on the wall with wall paper paste.





She still wants to add an owl on the branch of the tree...
{and for you observant bloggers...yes, there was a mirror in the last picture...it just so happened to fall off the wall before we could take this last picture - needed more command strips that what we had on it I guess!!}

So...
What are you in love with today...
can't wait to hear!

5 comments:

Sherri said...

What a fabulous job!!! I'm going to do something like that in my grandson's nursery at my house-it will be perfect!! The vinyl wall applications are so expensive-this is great!

Brenda said...

How cool is that??!! Wish my kids were little again.. They didn't have neat things like this kind of paint when they were growing up.. I didn't have this kind of imagination either!! Great job!

gio said...

GIRLS, I'M IN LOVE WITH THAT IDEA. I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SPRAY ON BLACKBOARD PAINT, BUT HAVE ONLY FOUND PAINT ON, SOOOOOOOO I'M MAKING SOME BLACKBOARDS WITH OLD VICTORIAN FRAMES, I KNOW YOU'LL LIKE THEM ;)

Jody Blue said...

Such a cute idea and what a fun project!! I'm playing catching up here, and wow have you been busy! You girls did a very nice job sprucing up your Mom's porch, what a nice thing to do for her!

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Love, love, love this idea x

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