So you all remember little man’s nautical big boy room right?
And how I promised you all I would post info about his Annie Sloan chalk painted bed soon…
Well, I had planned on getting around to posting it, but then one night I heard this crazy scratching noise in the middle of the night,
I grabbed the nearest thing to a weapon I could find, my yoga mat rolled up (hear that burglars? I pack a yoga mat – beware!) and creeped down the hall, the noise seemed to be emanating from my son’s room. I slowly opened the door ready to strike any small rodent/intruder/UFO I found when I hear “Hi Momma!”
Yes, it was my very own kid – he was channeling a Beaver and was CHEWING his bed!
Not just chewing, but scraping the paint off!
The paint that I painstakingly brushed on this huge bed, I had spent hours on this thing, it was my Everest!
And yes those were my first thoughts upon finding him with blue paint chips all over his face, followed closely by “phew glad I didn’t have to kill a mouse with my yoga weapon” and then “WAIT, WHAT??!! Is this stuff TOXIC?” (I know this should have been my first thought, but it was 2 am and I was preparing to do battle with rodents)
Thankfully he didn’t seem to have ingested any of it.
I have never had this happen with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint before, it is awesome paint and I love it. I didn’t do my research, so it was my bad. This bed was laminate and I should have test spotted it. If I had done a light sanding or a coat of shellac first I would have been fine. Lesson learned!
I still loved the look of the Napoleonic Blue paint and lucked out at finding a cool bed from the 60’s for $30 (read more about it here) at a garage sale a few weeks later. This one is solid wood, so no worries of the chalk paint chipping off.
2 coats of Napoleonic Blue, 1 coat of clear wax, 1 coat of dark wax later and bed number 2 is done!
I actually like it way better than the first one, so it was all a happy accident!
Beaver boy has never chewed on his furniture again, I have no idea what possessed him, but I’m certain it won’t happen again.
If you want to see the rest of his room and the original bed you can check it out here.
Need more tips on How to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? Find them here.
I’m thinking I need to start a whole new yoga mat pest exterminating service…
Namaste Pest Removal? No??