I decided yesterday that I’m officially not smarter than a seventh grader.
Have you seen their math?
I was barely hanging on when we when through long division with decimals. And my eyes started crossing when they said the word fraction.
Did you know that sometimes 2x x 4x can equal 8x?
But not always. They were trying to explain to me that sometimes it can equal z.
Or maybe another random letter of the alphabet.
I stared at the equation and listened to their explanation and tapped my pencil a few times and smiled encouragingly.
Like I understood.
And while they were solving the problem I looked ahead to the next couple of chapters to see if it all got a little more reasonable.
It all looked to me like martian.
If martians spoke greek.
I watched as they finished their homework.
Two curly blonde heads bent over the paper diligently applying all that wonderful math knowledge to x’s and z’s and y’s and multiplying and dividing and coming up with answers that looked amazing.
And then they handed in their papers for me to check. I looked at the papers and looked at them and smiled.
And told them that maybe we should wait for their father to come home. 🙂
I’m much better at painting beds than math.
Here’s a little project we finished over the weekend for the new room change-up.
Let’s look at where we started.
This is the before of the bed.
I found it at a thrift store several years ago as part of a matching set for only $30.00.
We had painted it brown and put a vinyl monogram on it.
You can see it in the original bedroom….here.
Over the years it had gotten a little scratched and dented.
Our family’s specialty.
And it was time for a make-over.
I started the project with the paint sprayer HomeRight sent me.
I just started using the paint sprayer recently. It literally cuts the painting time in half and the finish looks so professional without any brush strokes.
And it’s so easy to use.
It came with a sprayer part that looks like this.
You fill up the jar with paint.
We added white paint with primer. Just basic white paint from the home improvement store. I used a satin finish because I didn’t want it to show all the imperfections in the bed. Satin makes everything look a little smoother.
Next, you screw it onto the sprayer.
This is the base of the sprayer (with a space for an extra jar of paint so you don’t have to stop and refill) that attaches onto a very, very, very long hose which attaches onto the sprayer.
You plug it in and spray the paint onto your piece of furniture.
We sprayed two coats, letting it dry between coats.
Then we taped off the bed with painter’s tape and painted the stripes with SW Mindful Gray.
I love how the bed turned out and so do the mini thistles.
And just between us…..there was a little math involved in figuring out the spacing between the stripes.
Luckily there wasn’t an x or y in sight. 🙂
This post was written in collaboration with HomeRight.
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