April 11, 2011

Sharpie attack!

I thought I might share this trick with those of you who have kids and have lost hope in having nice furniture. We do love the vintage charm right? I have a nice Ethan Allen hutch in the dining room and I found my oldest name and date on it in Sharpie. The date, really? Can you see where I removed it below?


Here is a letter removed...


with a simple eraser from a pencil!!

She will remove the rest when she comes home from school.

How is your Monday going?

10 comments:

  1. Also,bug spray takes off sharpie! I never tried it on nice furniture (would it hurt the finish?). It saved my classroom many times!

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  2. Wow! That's a great tip!! My brother carved his name in my grandmother's antique coffee table and was all surprised when my Mom knew it was his handiwork. No date, though. :)

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  3. Oh, hot tip! Luckily my kids are beyond drawing on the furniture but one day when my daughter was about 2, she coloured her entire belly with red marker, came to me, lifted up her shirt and said "owee". Maybe she'll grow up to be a surgeon.

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  4. When we were in Ireland, we went to Trim Castle, where they filmed parts of Braveheart. On the wall - the stone wall - someone had carved their name and the date - sometime in the 1700's!! So there really is nothing new under the sun...... ;-)

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  5. I remember once when I was a teen, my uncle ( who is 2 years older than me) really made me mad, so I carved his name into the window sill in the bathroom, knowing my grandmother would see it in the morning. She seen it and whipped his a$$ good, I sat there with the haha, i told you I would get you back smirk on my face. Never did fess up to later, but I think he knew I did it, and he never made me mad after that weekend.

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  6. :). The date part made me really smile. Glad to hear it is coming off!

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  7. That is so exciting. I have some sharpie that has got to go.

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  8. maybe she is hoping to inherit it one day. :) haha By putting her name on it, she is letting her siblings know that it is HERS. :) Children make me smile! Glad to hear it is coming off.

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  9. My niece used orange crayon on the carpet years ago at my house. Thank goodness, it 'blended in' with the (ugly) indoor/outdoor carpet colors. Oh well....

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  10. oh my! great tip thanks!
    Kathie

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