Sophia and Heidi have both adjusted well to having Baby "Befny" (as Heidi says) around. The one exception to this rule it is seems as though it is much more difficult to get them to bed at night lately, and there have been multiple times that Bethany is down for the night and wakes up once or twice from screaming and running around older sister (how dare they act like children).
Our fun project this last week was repainting my rocking chair. I bought this rocking chair off of Craigslist for (I think) $20 when Heidi was a newborn because I didn't have a rocking chair and wanted one, but wanted to avoid paying hundreds of dollars for a very nice new one. I had a style in mind, and this fit the bill.
Anyway, I wasn't crazy about the stain and paint job on it, plus it had this area where it looked like paint had smudged across one of the arms, and I had told Sophia when we got the chair that she'd be able to repaint it with me. This was hard to do when we were living in the apartment so it didn't happen until this past week. There was an incident, because I had put the painting idea in her head, where Sophia got into my art stuff and pulled out some acrylic paints and did it herself, as well as the carpet and all other surrounding furniture because I had planted the idea in her head... but acrylic paint actually comes out of carpet and off of every other surface surprisingly well, so that's good.
I was kind of afraid of starting the project; I thought I'd have to really strip it because there seemed to be some type of thick lacquer on it. Instead a man at Home Depot recommended a really good primer. I rough sanded it a little bit, put this primer on, and two coats of a pink chalk paint. I picked pink because I like pink and have all girls. So there.
I probably, in hindsight, shouldn't have bothered with chalk paint because part of the point of chalk paint is the ultra-matte finish, but I'm going to polycrylic this chair into oblivion so the matte look won't matter.
After I chalk painted it, we went to Hobby Lobby and the girls picked out several colors of acyrlic paints (which were on sale for like .50 cents each, awesome!!) and I let them go to town with some brushes and paints. I did put each of their handprints on the top back of the chair, as well as Bethany's footprints (tried to do handprints but she kept her little hands balled in a fist and it didn't work) so that I forever have that preserved.
I love how it turned out. Certainly not something anyone else would want for their decor, but it is special to me. I don't think Chris is eager to let me paint all the other furniture, though ;)
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