Saturday, June 16, 2012

Easy Trick To Remove Crayon From Walls

So my child finally did it. Boo hiss.  I was seriously hoping that one day I could say my kids never took a crayon to a wall. Think again! Yes my little one has used a permanent marker on my parents' dog and a highlighter on my husband's face when he was sleeping but now he has attacked the walls. Darnit. I asked my friends what would remove it and got a couple of responses, one of which was surprising!

 WD-40! They should add "crayon removal" as a bullet point on the can!
A good friend of mine told me this trick . It works well and I already had a can.

Dampen a wash cloth and use moderate pressure. The faint marks on the left did come out.

The wall dried completely AFTER I tookd this picture and you would never guess it had crayon on it!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Label A Basket

WASSSSSUP? It's Monday night and I am pooped. How about you? I'm glad Monday is over and believe it or not I actually got some things accomplished tonight. Pat on the back! Lately I have been a S-L-U-G when I get home from work. I admit it. I think I have every right to become a slug once in a while though. Don't get me wrong, I have been busting it but at night I just wannna vedge (or however you spell it) some too!

Have I ever told you how many TOYS we have? We have too many to count. It's ridiculous. I go through them every so often and weed them out. Don't tell my kids though! ;- ) I am not so mean that I'm blatant about it. I do have to get a little sneaky and do it when they are sleeping or out of the house but I try and go through things they've either outgrown or ignore. Sometimes I put them in bags and just hide them in a closet to make sure they won't be missed. I even go as far as putting things in the attic for months at a time to pull them out and surprise them all over again with certain toys. The toys are stored in the play room and their bedrooms but we do have one basket in our living room too to corral some.
My oldest asked me the other day if I could label his toy bins like they do at school and I thought SURE  I could do this. I would LOVE to. I'm an organizational nut that way!
I started the label project with the basket in the living room.  I realize this isn't exactly what he meant by labeling his toys but it is a start and I thought it was cute for decoration too. It's Pottery Barnish! Or so I think!
I picked up some wooden letters at Michaels and painted them black. Can you guess what I spelled? Come on, see if you can guess!

I used the hot glue gun to attach the letters. My youngest has plucked the "E" off once already and I had to re-glue but I thought it turned out nice!
At least this way we can use the basket for something else later on when they outgrow toys. Or do you really ever outgrow toys?!?! Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Out With The Brass. In With The Brushed Nickel.

How are you? It has been so busy here. I'm sure you can relate! Between work and trying to keep up with things I have been running myself ragged. I'm excited with some recent progress on the house and am so glad to finally sit down to show you! I just finished up switching all of our interior doorknobs from brass to brushed nickel. I decided to do away with the brass b/c we've changed all our fixtures to silver instead of brass.  So grunt grunt like Tim the Tool man! I'm just a TAD excited! I LOVE door handles as opposed to knobs but they were not in the budget so some simple doorknobs it is!

Here is a sneak peak at one type of doorknob I used. This is the master bathroom. I picked out all the other doorknobs without any trouble but had to do some research to find these. They are dummy doorknobs, which means they screw into the door on each side of the door and do not turn at all. These are a simple ball type of doorknob and they go so much better with the overall decor style of the house.

What kind of doorknobs do you have in your house? Do you have a preference?