Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The current and hopefully the last home of the armoire (it's a heavy sucker) is in my Mini Me's bedroom. I've moved it three times over the past 8 years always telling myself that this will be the year it gets painted. I bought primer for it about three months ago with the plan that I was going to paint it hot pink! The knowledgeable salesperson at the unnamed handy-dandy store wanted to sell me hot pink primer, plus hot pink paint bringing the cost of this makeover to the grand total of $40. Which was about $30 more than I wanted to spend. So I just bought the primer.
With the impending arrival of holiday guests, I got the wild hair one night to do it, finally do it. Nothing like the pressure of houseguests to make ya get a project done. Well, I didn't end up painting it hot pink, obviously, I used some leftover house paint from Sherwin-Williams called Riverway. Is it Mini Me's favorite? No, but at least it isn't Jake Jabs Brown anymore.
All in all it took me about two hours to paint the armoire, with the help of Mini Me (cat ears optional while removing hardware; note picture). About halfway through Secret Agent Man came up and said, "Aren't you going to prime it first?" Palm-to-head, I forgot the primer!
Oh well, it worked out just fine and I am satisfied with the result.
Moral of the story: Sometimes you can't wait for conditions to be perfect. Conditions might not ever be perfect. So just go for it!
This little armoire is a new addition to Mini Me's room. If you are interested in seeing some earlier furniture painting projects, visit my old blog to see pics of these cute dressers I painted for her a couple years ago.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I came across a website that has changed the way I have monitored my kid's media: books, movies, music, apps, video games, and websites. Commonsensemedia.org gives you detailed reviews from how many swears words and which ones, what kind of weapons are used in violent games, even explanations of what intimate moments you can expect in a movie. For example, this is what was written about Adam Sandler's new movie Jack & Jill:
"Pacino makes lots of suggestive overtures toward Jill, and Felipe also flirts with her. Jill's full-figure bras and control-top panties are shown on more than one occasion for laughs. Jack and his wife hug and are shown in bed together, but they're just getting ready to sleep."
No more covering your kid's eyes and hoping they didn't see it. You can review everything ahead of time! With more information you can make a more informed decision on the type of media you'll allow in your home.
I have Common Sense Media's handy-dandy app on my iPhone. Before we hit the Red Box I check out the movies first. No more shock and awe for this family!
I promised myself that I would tell all the families I know about Common Sense Media. THIS IS NOT A PAID ENDORSEMENT. I am just so happy that I have another way to protect my kids from all the garbage that out there.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Flow back discouraged to my breast; --