Hello one and all! My fingers are flying at the keys to bring you the first of a series of posts I want to continue with the title “State of the…” There are lots of projects and painting, sewing and scheming that go on around here and I want to make sure that I not only give you all the details on how things are done, but occasional check-ups on how they’ve held up. Hopefully all report cards will read A+ but some projects, like one that I’m about to open back up, don’t hold in their marbles as well as I would’ve liked them to. So, without further chitting and chatting…
>>> The Sharpie Mug Planters <<<
I wrote in the original post that the coral, fine-tip sharpie seemed to scratch off a little more easily than the thicker-tipped sharpies. Well, it wasn’t a little easier, it was a lot easier. So much so that I scrubbed the whole mug clean last week and redid it using the same type of sharpie I used on the other two mugs but in silver. Here’s what the sad mug was looking like:
And here’s what it looks like now after I rewrote the words (sans spaces) of our wedding song (When God Made You by Newsong) on it and stuck it in the oven:
I also grabbed some small mint, cilantro, and basil plants and stuck them right in as my seedlings from last year disappointed in the growth department.
As you can see, the other two mugs have held up great! I’d still take note of the sharpie art tips in the post, but I’d say they’re winning!
>>> The Stamped & Spray-Painted Rug <<<
From the pictures you can tell that the paint on the rug has lightened up a little. Mind you, I’ve washed this rug at least four times since I’ve painted it so I’d say it’s holding up pretty well. If I could go back, I’d have washed the rug before painting since washing it ‘fluffs’ it up, revealing all the unpainted areas that were previously hidden from any paint because the rug was so matted. Make sense? The final verdict though is that you CAN paint a flat-woven rug and it will hold up, even when washed. Good thing because I’ve got another one coming down the assembly line for the entry way. Stay tuned for that.
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In other news, we’re going to start potty-training the girls this Thursday using this 3-Day Potty Training method. I grammed this a few weeks ago after I had all the prep work done and ready to go. After the tots are nice and tucked into their clean sheets each night in their snazzy toddler panties, I might hop on and give an update on the blog here just to vent. If you care to read about crap, you should stop by. Just make sure it’s not during your sit-down breakfast break, lunch break, or dinnersnackdrivethru because, well, it’s potty-training people.