The cry of the day was... "Can I paint?" So, attempting to be a good mom and not say no again. I cleared the room of everything, even the floor was just plywood. I thought, "there is nothing in this room they can mess up." Then... I let them paint.
this outlet looks a lot better than the other 2 painted ones. I actually kind of think we should now do them all like this. Doesn't the outlet man look surprised!?
It was a stressful, hectic, kind of day, but the room got painted; along with 3 of the 4 outlets, part of a window and heating unit, and even part of the bathroom wall (from cleaning up I guess?). The next time "can I paint?" comes up, I think we will stick with paper, watercolors, and lots and lots of newspaper.