knitxcore.: painting and stuff.

Friday, August 03, 2012

painting and stuff.

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Yesterday I helped my friend, Kellyn, paint a toy box for her dog. Considering how incredibly bad I am at painting, things went pretty smoothly. It took 4 hours AND we didn't finish, but it does look good so far. We had tons of fun, too!

On side note, I'm kind of obsessed with making animated GIFs. There's something magical, sort of Harry-Poter-ish about them; no?

Intended to write a long post, but I really want to get the longest bubble bath ever before I start my day. It's impossible to get spray paint off of your fingers!

What are you up to? Do you know any tricks to help get spray paint off of your skin?

13 comments:

Paula McGrath said...

i love the colors!! great jon :>

Sarah Peck said...

It'll dry your hands out, but sometimes using nail polish remover works wonderful! Just moisturize when you're done :]

Lilea said...

I recently used chalkboard spray paint. What a mess my one hand was. I did a good scrubbing with a nail brush and it got most of it off. A little was still stuck around the index fingernail for a few days.

The Fancy Lady said...

that came out super cute

Jenny Holiday said...

haha...love the pics! It looks super fun! Even though Orange and Blue were my high school colors..which I hated beyooond...we moved from NY down here to the Shore before my parents did (lived with an aunt)..she was alll about school spirit and bought us orange and blue outfits to wear one day...and I swear to you..there was nooo teling her no. Same aunt would MAKE you "drink a little pepsi" as you walked out the front door to school in the morning..yes..at like 7 am..pepsi!! Holding out a cup to your face at the door...the same cup for me AND my sis! Oh and I might add that she is one half of a duo...TWINS...which we only call the twins...my Dad's sisters...who I have only seen as walking "pock-a-books" since I am little. Two matching (5 foot tall) walking pock-a-books with NYC accents that KNOW IT ALL...and have school spirit. ...woah...where was I go with this?...Orange and Blue will make a TITAN out of you...

Happy Weekend...thanks for popping in on my blog..always love seeing you!

XO Jenny

Jenny Holiday said...

you may have softened me on the orange and blue..... ehh...idk...mayyybe.

;)

xo

Lisa said...

Great colours! That first photo looks like something from a magazine spread ^_^ I think gifs are rather magical as well, and yours is super cute!

To get spray paint off my hands I use a tiny bit (like, half a teaspoon) of mineral turps, then I wash them with regular soap to get rid of the funky smell, and then moisturise like crazy!

the Thrifty Gypsies said...

too cute! that teal is my favourite, all of our furniture in our bedroom has painted accents in that colour!

Polly said...

Love the colors!

Amanda said...

That gif was all kinds of amazing! And that is a great color combo there!

theshylion.com said...

That .gif made my whole entire week.

Meream said...

That looks great! I love the colors. You did very well :)

A. Wright said...

I've used a product call GoJo for years. It's a mix of orange and finely ground pumice. I've managed to get oil based stains out from under my (long) nails with minimal scrubbing using it. I do follow up with moisturizer though. It's inexpensive and easily found at any hardware or grocer