Saturday, June 23, 2012

It Really Is Magic!

This week I have been in the process of painting my house. A teacher friend has came over in the morning for a couple of hours to help out. I am beginning to see an end in sight. I've been in the house for 3 years and it's amazing,  disgusting, ridiculous how stained  the walls especially in the dining room were thanks to my daughter and flat paint that will not wash off.

One day she had made some mini pizzas using crescent polls and for some reason unknown to me, she decided to place two perfect greasy handprints on the wall. She has a very tall loft bed in her room and I went in there one day and noticed another big, old greasy looking stain way high on the wall and to top it off, a stain on the ceiling ( I told you the bed was high) too. I do make her take a bath, but apparently she didn't wash her feet. I really wasn't wanting to paint ceilings, but since I ran out of paint for her room, I guess I'll be tackling that today. Makes my neck hurt just thinking about it.

Anyway, about the Magic, my house is was built in 1956 and the kitchen was remodeled around 1980. So I have these countertops that are white formica with green flecks. I'm sure you can picture just how beautiful they aren't. They aren't pretty, but they weren't stained, until I moved in. I had a cake pan sitting on the counter and some water got under it and left rust stains. I tried every thing I could think of to get them off, nothing worked so I gave up and just up. I don't have much counter space, so it seemed like it was always covered up anyway.

This past week I purchased one of those small microwaves to give me some more counter space. I had forgotten the microwave was covering part of the rust stain. I was shocked when I saw how big it was. As I was painting, something made me think of  A Teeny Tiny Teacher's
  table trouble and how the Magic Eraser worked magic. I was hopeful, but my stain was several years old, and it was rust. IT WORKED!!! ther is no sign of the rust at all. Hmmm, I wonder if it would worked on a ceiling stain...

Happy Saturday!

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  1. LOVE Magic Erasers...with three kids, they are a MUST!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Magic Erasers are my best friend!
    Happy Painting, I'm trying to work up the gusto to do one wall in my classroom...maybe next month. lol. Do you have year round school in OKC Kelly or are you in a different district? If you are how long do you get in the summer? Just curious!

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

  3. @ Tammy Yes I'm in OKC and I guess technically we aren't year around. It's called a continuous learning calendar. We start school on August 1. We have 2 weeks for Fall break, 3 for Winter and 2 for Spring. We get out May 31 so we have about 8 weeks for summer. this past year was our first year to do it and I really liked it. During The breaks they have some intersession days for low performing students.

    Our school is right in the middle of the MAPS project. That is the sales tax that OKC passed quite a few years ago to update the schools. I'd love to paint, but we will be moving into new construction in October so they can update the old building.


  4. Aren't magic erasers the BEST?? Just found your blog and am your newest follower!

    Teaching Maddeness

  5. I love Magic Eraser! I use it on my students' data cards every time I need to change information. I usually write everything in permanent marker & Magic Eraser takes it right off. It even worked on the crayon drawing that my 2 year old left on my wall lol.
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers work for EVERYTHING!! He and I are a BFF's! ;)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  7. Hmm...looks like I'll have to get the Magic Eraser :)
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  8. You're so sweet! Thanks for coming by and leaving such a nice comment:) Take some pics and link up when your house is put back together:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  9. Love your reasoning for the blog title. I a called Nanna, Grandma, Mom, etc., as many teachers are. That Magic Eraser is a wonderful thing, isn't it? :) I actually found out that it will make grout white again...the only problem is...I have about 1800 sq feet of tile on the main floor of our house. Guess I'll stick to the steam cleaner. Happy summer!
    Maggie (btw...I am your newest follower :)
    Maggie’s Kinder Corner

  10. Hi Kelly -

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    Think, Wonder, & Teach
    Honey Bunch Blog Design

  11. Best.

    Thanks for the laugh and welcome to TpT!