Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Paint Job

Ok, for those of you who asked....here it is:




Now remember our deal.... we are IGNORING the messy room!! The black paint is magnetic primer, and I am sorry to say that I cannot give this a good review!! It is recommended on the packaging to stir for at least 10 minutes before using. I did that. It is also recommended to apply at least 2 coats, with 3 thin coats being better than 2 thick coats. I applied EIGHT coats, with still minimal results. That is why I have not put the color coats over it yet. I am going to have to apply a couple more coats if I want it to hold up papers or heavy magnets. I also put it on the big panel on one of the closet doors with the intention of applying chalkboard paint over it so we can use it for calendars, schedules, reminders, etc... It still needs more coats, because NO magnet is sticking. If you look closer in the photos, you can see little magnets sticking to some of the areas I've painted the primer on. But it is only holding the magnets, if I try to put up a coloring book page to "display", it falls off. Maybe I am trying to use it for more than what it is supposed to be used for, but I am just not happy with it! It will be ok for ABC magnets or the princess "dress up" magnets, so I guess I will have to be satisfied with that for now! *sigh* I hate when things don't work out the way you want them to! I did get an awesome inspiration from my sweet friend at Kindershop Online. She was on a two week beach vacation...far away from her sewing machine, and still managed to make the cutest felt flowers. AND she even sent me an email of some flower clip art for me to use to make my own! I am going to let Ms. Priss make some and attach magnets to them so she will have cute flower magnets!! Check out these beautiful creations and more at Kindershop on Etsy! I am going to put paw prints going up the stairs, to tie in the whole LSU theme!! Did I mention that my awesome man built this bed? Aren't we LUCKY!! So as you can see, still more to do. It will be another time, maybe when the girls are on their mini beach vacation with their Grammy and Aunt! Unless I decide to sneak away and join them!! Until later...

5 comments:

Allie said...

That. Is. Amazing. Really wonderful, girl! Thanks for the heads-up on the magnetic paint.
And sheesh, the room doesn't look very messy to me.....I live with two teen boys....

MelanyTN said...

It does look good! Wow. I'm sorry the magnetic paint isn't working like it's supposed to - that is a bummer. I LOVE the stairs up to the beds. Genius!

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

Once again, thank you very much. You are so sweet.
I am really bummed for you that this magnetic paint is not working. Please let me know what it's like after 8 coats. I really like the idea of using it on furniture. 'cause that babyish dresser in the girls' room sure needs an overhall.
The room looks great. And mess? What mess? Aren't all kids' rooms supposed to look like that?!

Also like the skirt you made for your Mom.

Amy said...

That really stinks that the magnetic paint isn't working for you. It takes so much time for each of those additional coats. I have a feeling that if it isn't working after 8, it won't get much better. The rest of it looks great! What a lot of painting!

tammiemarie said...

My brother told me the same thing about the paint! What a bummer.