Sunday, July 17, 2011

Son of a……

We’ve been transitioning Jake out of his crib, so right now one side is off and we have a mesh railing in it’s place so he doesn’t fall out.  He can climb in and out and lets just say it’s been a challenge.

The other night Jake climbed out and decided to draw on his wall with a crayon.  Crap!  I knew this day would come…


So I looked up online how to get crayon off painted walls.  There are many options and first I tried white vinegar.  This did not work.  However, the vinegar did a great job cleaning out the coffee pot (run 4 cups full-strength vinegar through a cycle, then 10 cups water through a cycle).

Next I tried baking soda with water. I made it the consistency of glue and used a toothbrush and good old elbow grease.  This did the job nicely.


Unfortunately, when I finished cleaning the wall I came downstairs to Jake standing on a kitchen chair over the countertop with a black sharpie in his hand.  Argh!!! 


Luckily, the baking soda mixture cleaned it up!  I think it helped that we got to it ASAP. 


1 comment:

Keep Home Simple said...

hey, thanks for the link to the fourth of july decoration. i love it! it's definitely something i'd like to try out for next year. thanks for thinking of me!