It’s only temporary.

January 5, 2012


Have you seen this story yet? Please, please click on the link. It shows an art installation in Australia where they painted everything white, then gave children stickers to cover every surface. It fills a hole in my heart and makes me cry out for color, much like this commercial from long ago.

I’m sure at some point I’m going to try a small prototype of the white area/colored dots – probably at school – but tonight I wanted to do something now.

What’s white?

My kitchen is white.


Hello, favorite striped contact paper!

I can't get the colors to read right.

Meh. It’s great up close, but from far away it reads a little ‘fast food restaurant’. I’ll take it down right after I get the rest of the Christmas stuff put away.

It did save me from drawing on the counter with permanent markers, though, which was a close second.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “It’s only temporary.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    That makes me think of those soap crayons you can use on the bathroom tiles. I got those once as a kid and I LOVED them! Hmmm… Can you use soap crayons on regular walls?


    • Peggy Said on:

      Don’t know about those crayons, but I do know chalk works on regular walls (as I kid, I brilliantly used one of my bedroom walls as a super humonigous chalkboard. When I shared this great discovery with my mother, she was less than pleased. Now that I think about it, my childhood genuisness got me in alot of trouble.)

      And Lauren, I think the stripes look really good! A really nice touch, yet not overstated. Way to go!


  2. Kris Said on:

    I LOVE all that color! Years ago, we let the kids splatter-paint the shed, and it looked very similar -- made me smile every time I looked at it. How can I incorporate this in our house? Hmmm.


  3. Karla Said on:

    I may get in trouble for encouraging you Lauren, but permanent marker comes off of counters with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It cleans up super-easy. I say color away.


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Put dry-erase board over everything. Then draw whatever you want or scribble notes to yourself. It’s easy clean-up, too.


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