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All 3 dc's were quietly playing in the playroom this morning and I didn't want to interrupt because it was so rare that they were all actually getting along. Big mistake. I just went down to get something from the laundry room and found out they snuck into my art studio, got a bunch of sharpies, and colored two chairs and the wall.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/splat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="splat"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"><br><br>
Argh, I HATE days like this.
 

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Yikes! Is it fixable? And if so, how <i>does</i> one get Sharpie off a wall?
 

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i think this is an example of when it is ok to use mr clean magic eraser. it sucks but once you calm down, i think you'll see it is no biggie.
 

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Yea, I plan on using the magic eraser on the wall. Hopefully it will work on Sharpie. If not, I can always use touch-up paint to try to cover it. It's the furniture that has me most irritated. It's just frustrating because they're old enough to know not to do that.
 

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Hmmm...Like the day I came back into a very quiet room to find that DS had eaten parts of three differentcrayons, and the tip of a marker?<br>
BTW, the next day, I found the peices in his poop.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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oh dear!<br><br>
blue sharpie did come off my dining room table with a lot of elbow grease and a magic eraser. i had to buff the wood with straight olive oil right afterwards tho, to avoid the finish looking chalky...<br><br>
good luck w/your wall and chairs...and kids too~ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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good luck w/your wall and chairs...and kids too~ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Thanks! I need good luck or something to survive the next hour and a half with them until dh gets home. Ayayay!<br><br>
Good news...magic eraser DOES get sharpie off of painted wall. Still crossing my fingers that I'll be able to get it out of upholstery. Probably not as likely though.
 

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Alcohol pads might work. They got sharpie out of my carpet.
 

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You should have titled this "The High Cost Of A Few Minutes Of Peace For Mama".<br><br>
BTDT. Hope you can do something with the furniture.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I totally second the rubbing alcohol suggestion for the upholstery. I saw it on Haley's Hints.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s i can totally picture my kids doing something like this when they get a little older. We keep the sharpies up high for now, but my ds does like the crayons.
 

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I was going to suggest alcohol, but someone beat me to it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I write on hard stuff like glass and plastic all the time w/ sharpie and wipe it off with alcohol. Not sure how well that would go w/ fabric though, and it might also take the paint off the wall. Good luck!
 

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So true, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Thanks for all the alcohol tips. I haven't even attempted to clean it yet (yeah, it's over 24 hours later--oh well!). I'll try the rubbing alcohol tonight.
 
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