Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Farmer Day and Painting Faux Pas

Today is Farmer Day at C's school. This dress up day was harder for us than usual b/c C doesn't really have any farm clothes and around here the farmers wear jeans and T-shirts and look just like everyone else. So, we dug out his John Deere hat and tool belt. Then C said that farmers wear bandannas like cowboys, so we added that. Here's our little farmer!

And, as always, little sister wanted to say cheese, too :)


As for the fainting faux pas....let me just say that if you are going to paint a red stripe and you have to paint multiple coats of red, then when you peel the tape off, then the entire red stripe might just peel right off with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so frustrated, mostly about all the time that I had spent painting it that was wasted. So, we tried to put our heads together and decide what we did wrong and now have a new plan of attack. Here is what it looked like after I took the tape off, there's a perfect stripe, but it is white, as in primer white, b/c all the layers of paint peeled off perfectly! Any suggestions are welcome :) And we waited 48 hours before taking the tape off, so surely it was dry ?!?

4 comments:

Jamie said...

The stripe is where the wallpaper was,right? Is there still glue residue on it? Did you prime it white, or is that just what it was under the wallpaper? Go and get wallpaper remover, then prime the stripe. A good tip for red paint is to use a gray tinted primer. Sorry all your hard work peeled away!

Maria said...

Stencil the Titans word all around in red and forget the stripe. :-)

Madelyn's Mommy said...

As much as I hate painting I am sure you were disquisted!

Sorry no advice I count on my hubby for all of that stuff.


Andrea

Gen 's Family Story said...

I love the paint job! I know you think I'm crazy....