Epic Sharpie Fail

Well heeeeey there!  Its been a while, I know! I kinda fell off the blogging horse and have been having a tough time getting back up.  I wish I had a fantastic story, excuse or mid-life crisis to explain my absence but I don't.   Just life, work, kids... same old-same old...
I've been posting on Insta because its a quick fix, but I miss you guys and it's just not quite the same.
Anyway, I have tons to share with you guys, so let's just jump right in.  I feel like an epic fail is a great way to start because I don't want any of you making this mistake.

So back in the end of the summer I was working on the boys bathroom, contemplating wallpaper choices when one day I got a wild hair and went at the walls with a navy blue Sharpie. 
Dots........................... an endless sea of dots.  
It took all day, but I didn't care. 
I was full of the "manic idea crazies" and it was going to be great! 

And fun!

That was until I learned a horrifying fact.
Sharpies BLEED, like "cut you" bleed.
 And cry tears of sadness.
 I had no idea. 
I've never used them in a bathroom.
It turns out they don't like moisture and steam.
I should have used a paint pen.
So now ya know. 
And I'm off to the drawing board again with this room.

Be back soon, I mean it.

6 comments:

the cape on the corner said...

oh.my.god. that is the saddest thing i've read all day. it was so so good....until the bleed. womp womp.
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SkinnyMeg said...

my heart breaks, that was so much work! hahaha, I know it's not funny, but sometimes you just have to laugh :)

celeste flanigan said...

I would think there would be some type of clear gloss you would be able to apply over it. That's unfortunate it looks really nice! I love the concept!

Katie Waddell said...

So sad!! Do you think this would be fine in a bedroom?

Beth Marie said...

I really love the idea you had and it looked great! Like someone said before maybe a clear gloss would have held it. Good luck on the redo, I'm sure it'll be just as good!!

Danika Herrick said...

Katie, I think this would be fine in a bedroom... as long as you don't splash any water in there. I've seen Sharpie on walls before, I guess just never in a bath. I've also learned there are two types of Sharpie... water based and permanent (I checked mine, they were permanent). I am going to do a test with acrylic and oil sealers to see if either will save this, I'll keep you posted.

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