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Friday, April 3, 2009

Six Word Saturday

Permanent Marker Is Hard To Remove

or

Anyone Want To Adopt My Toddler?





58 comments:

Milles Family said...

OMG! I totally feel for you. My daughter drew all over her bedroom wall right next to her nice Elmo mural that her daddy painted. I guess if her daddy can color on the wall...she thought she could too.
But the Beast with a permanent marker..yeah...I vote adoption! ;-)

Nikki B. said...

hey...i remember those days...when all of our furniture looked like that!

damn that mr.sharpie. i do love his markers...but they need a child proof cap!!

Amy B said...

Oh how cute...running and hiding now..lol

Heather said...

Oh no!!! : ( We have the same computer desk/file cabinets (from Fred Meyer)! I will be devestated if Aidan ever does that!!!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works very well for this. I have had my fair share of this with our oldest two boys.

Following Him said...

Thinking a repaint job is in order! Oh my goodness...he sure did a number too!
~Elyse~

ElsklingDyr said...

I'm with Heather!! My son did over $2000 dollars worth of damage with a Sharpie. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser saved us!!!!!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Right there with you. Did you see my couch post??? Ugh, let us know how you get it out. I have a great cleaner for the couch, it does not work on wood. I have a white wooden chair that needs help.

Heather said...

OH my! I thought I had it bad with pencil, stamp pad ink, and Crayola (non-washable) marker! This is a thousand times worse! Try the Mr. Clean magic erasers, maybe they'll work. I REALLY REALLY hope you can get that off!

Janelle said...

When my son was little, he drew all over my mother's white walls with a red permanent marker. I was able to remove every trace of it. I took a can of Aqua Net hairspray and saturated the marker areas, mopping off the red with a rag as I went. Afterwards, I used a cleaner like Fantastik to remove the stickiness/tackiness. It took awhile, but worked like a charm!! Good luck!

Christi said...

Oh no! I want to laugh but I know it's not funny when you're trying to clean it.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

I was going to suggest the Magic Eraser too. But hairspray sounds like a good option too. Keep us updated!

Megan R. said...

Oh crap. I bet that takes a LOT of primer to cover up. Mr. Clean Magic eraser doesn't work on everything...

Rocksee said...

Actually I will hire him! I need a few dressers jazzed up! :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

OMG!!! What a mess!

Christina said...

I remember whenwe had that style of furniture

Cole said...

Hahaha! Wow, you've got quite the little artist on your hands!

Lorna said...

If that is a laminate surface as opposed to painted wood, try rubbing alcohol. My kids get into my sharpies on my desk all the time and I've been able to get it out of the laminate surface that way every time.

The Cookie Girl said...

Ooooooh....my goodess
My daughter did the same thing to our TV in the kitchen and added a nice wide stripe over her top lip as well. eeeekkk! I was horrifyed.

Luckily the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser took it off of the TV.....What is in those things anyway? They really do work.

Wendyburd1 said...

Future artist perhaps? Musn't stifle the creativity you know. LOL!!

Karyn Kuniyuki said...

If Magic Eraser doesnt work, try nail polish remover, and if that doesn't work, liquid acetone (the nail polish remover they use at the salon) always took stuff off when I was doing printmaking in college. Hope you can get it off, what a beast!

Rachel said...

I'm only laughing because you already know my Sharpie story... and it looks like Mr. Daddy is gonna have to sand down the nightstand after all.

Poor guy.

But he IS the one who left the Sharpie out!

Oy - what trouble our kids get into!

beausarmywife4life said...

Sooooo....are you totally missing the little Beast or what??!! ;)

TuTu's Bliss said...

It has a funky modern art vibe. I vote break out a red sharpie and let him finish the job. ;)

Sally's World said...

These are not the six words I would have used!!!!!I know hairspray gets it off of leather...maybe painted surfaces...dont know...

Sally's World said...

p.s. or just find someone who is handy with a paintbrush!

Jennifer Bowen said...

Oh, my! I guess you'll just have to paint the dresser black. That's the only solution I can think of. :)

BTW, thank you for checking up on me. I really appreciate it. I know I haven't been blogging or commenting lately, but I'm slowly getting there. I'll be back to posting new photos in no time.

Just say Julie said...

Mine di this when he was 2, only he chose my white couch to "outline". The magic erasers don't work so well on fabric :(

Brea's Mommy said...

Good luck we only have washable markers in my house because I know if Brea got a hold of the other I would be in a whole world of trouble!

Mighty M said...

YIKES!

sandy said...

That's why I always have a magic eraser. Those things remove marker from just about anything. My daughter used black Sarpie on my pine kitchen table. Not pretty! It came right off:0)

BlogBaby said...

Our house needs a little color, send him my way! ;)

BlogBaby

Kelly said...

OH NO! I dread the day my kids do that. I am glad you like the cards and the clips. :) When her hair is long enough, be sure to take a picture of them, so I can see. :) Have a great weekend!

BoufMom9 said...

Nail polish remover! Trust me! I have 9 kids and at least 5 of them have written on something with a sharpie... it gets it off. But, you will use A LOT!

Good luck!

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Chatham said...

Oh.My.God.

I'm sorry, but I am laughing my butt off over here...

Alexia said...

Oh no...

Call Me Cate said...

Oh dear. I think if I had kids, I would want to cover everything within reach with some sort of paper. Or, just take an interest in amateur abstract art for awhile.

Thanks for stopping by and playing this week!

BeeHappy said...

Oh no - terrible two's? ;)

R and R Stacy said...

Oh no!!! Something I'm waiting for my 2 yr old to do.

Connie Weiss said...

Looks like a job for the magic eraser!

Melissa B. said...

Marker lasts forever...try 15 years! BTW: Don't forget Sx3 tomorrow!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Something tells me that you will be glad you have pictures of that later in life;)

I think I see a sand paper and repaint in your future!

Bacardi Mama said...

I remember those kinds of days. Believe it or not, one day you are going to miss it.

missy said...

oh no!!!!!
i also say try the magic eraser.

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lisalyn said...

Maybe you have a budding artist in your home. Who knows!!!

Juls said...

A masterpiece!~

Allyson said...

If you don't get it off with the Mr. Clean Eraser try to spray it with some wd-40 and then scrub. Works like a charm.

Let us know if you get it off!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

OH NO!!!! Hopefully you can get it out! Or get some other colours and "enhance" it!

Roxane said...

I say you sell his little beast butt on ebay by the ounce LOL jk... i think they might have a few laws against that!

Tranquility said...

I would suggest paint, but it's such a lovely piece of art that it seems like a shame to get rid of it. It is so detailed... he must have spent quite a bit of time getting it just right! ;)

Domestically Disabled Girl said...
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Domestically Disabled Girl said...

Hey! Has he met Asher? They'd color the town together!

Janna Bee said...

Oh my goodness! That is quite a mess. If you get it out, let me know what you used; I have an aspiring artist at our house as well!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

Oh no! I feel for you, but it does make me laugh a little too. :)

Alicia said...

I got three words for you.

GOO GONE EXTREME!

Works 100%, I know personally and so does my brand new kitchen appliances and tiles. :o)

Melinda said...

My 6 words: Oh no - are you kidding me?!?!

Kristen said...

Oh no he didn't!