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« on: February 07, 2009 07:11:08 PM »

I promised my son the moon and more to get him to potty train.  The little bugger insisted on green walls for his reward.  Entirely green walls?  That's a bit much for me.  So I convinced him to want green rolling hills on his walls and this is how they turned out.  They were supposed to emulate the look of green fields from an airplane.  I used two different shades of Disney paint and mixed them for the inbetween color.  It took a lot of painters tape and several days on my knees, but he likes them which is all that matters.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009 07:19:35 PM »

Wow that looks so cool! You did a great job, your son is lucky to have such an awesome mom. Wink
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009 08:10:05 PM »

Sheesh, I bribed my daughter to potty train with gum. Glad she didn't have any ideas like this one! Seriously, though, his room looks awesome, like something that will work for him even when he's older. Great job!

« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009 09:40:20 AM »

Gum?  Now why didn't I think of that?  lol  Seriously, my kids are so terribly stubborn and resistant to potty training that I would have done anything to get them there after all the messes I cleaned up...  But mostly it probably came from last summer when we painted my daughter room pink and my husband spent forever putting wanescotting in that my son got a lot of time to talk about what he wanted in his room and I got a lot of time cleaning up accidents to retort back "when you go in the potty you can have green walls!"   Gotta love them!  Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009 09:24:24 AM »

Oooh, thats such a  clever idea:) So is he succesfully potty trained?? Such a frustrating part of motherhood... one more in diapers then we are done. But right now we are housetraining a puppy, too bad they don't accept bribes !!! Love the walls!
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009 05:54:10 PM »

That is one reason I cannot think of a dog for a long time, I've clean up after humans enough!  lol  Yes, he is good now.  The occasional accident, but for the most part he not only gets it all in the right place, but doesn't even have to be reminded or told to try.  HUGE relief!

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009 12:11:23 PM »

Oh my goodness, I LOVE the walls!  You did an amazing job!

Also, I used to have a day bed exactly like that when I was younger.  I mean exactly.  I had almost forgotten about it Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009 06:00:12 AM »

They came out great, he, and you, must be so pleased  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009 12:14:18 PM »

You did a great job...the walls look terrific!

And atta boy on the potty training!!! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2009 09:23:45 PM »

those walls are really cool, but i must say, i feel this desire to jump into my internets and sneak on through to your place and steal that daybed for my DD! I love it! I want it!!!!!!

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