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Here’s how things often go down in our house:
Last week was Earth Day, and I decided that Monkey and I would make a pony castle from some leftover cardboard boxes. I was inspired by a dollhouse that I made for my siblings when I was about 14 from an old box. No pictures of that dollhouse. It’s probably for the best.
We started out great, and we constructed a box castle and started to paint it. The only problem was, our paintbrushes were way too small for the job. Have you ever tried to paint a wall with a toothbrush? That was about the difficulty of our painting experiences.
|Starting out great.|
So, after about two hours of painting, we had to take a break. I placed the box out on our patio to dry and finish later. Every day after, I looked at the project out there, but there was simply no time to try to break out the micro paint brushes again (I should probably just buy a bigger brush, but there was no time for that either!) That was nearly a week ago.
I finally took the boxes in today because the cardboard and tape we used to hold the pieces of the castle together was starting to sag. Now the poor castle looks more like an abandoned, haunted mine than a pretty pony castle.
|Step into my halllwayyyy…. Don’t mind the finger in the corner…|
I’m going to try to recover the damage, but I’m not sure it will happen.
This isn’t always how things happen here. I often manage to finish craft projects, like my sofa pillows and Monkey’s egg-crate elephants (which are still going strong, surprisingly enough). But sometimes, babies get in the way, and sometimes, I just don’t end up with the time to finish a project.
Here’s to hoping we’ll have time to finish it this week.
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