Okay, really the garage was bugging me because it was so ugly, that I started painting and the girls thought it looked like fun and jumped in. Either way...they helped and worked and learned and saw a result! Does it really matter if it was a pre-determined lesson?
1 gallon Behr Outdoor Paint from Home Depot
You have to admit...it was pretty bad.
The garbage cans in the photo don't do much for the house either.
Look at those hard working children!
They actually cut my work time it half...it was awesome!
They painted most of the lower half...I went over one more coat to make sure we got it all.
We left a gap around the perimeter for me to paint the edges and the molding.
I also opened the garage once we were done so that it could dry without the sections sticking to each other.
Crisp and Clean...what a difference...
It only took us 2 hours start to finish.
I was so proud of us, that I painted the front door too!
Lesson to myself :
Don't be afraid to let my kids help! It made it so much more fun, and they get to look at our lovely garage door every day knowing that they are part of the reason it looks nice!
What chores are you going to give to your kids?