Friday, October 5, 2012

5 magic erasers later

Had our first big night in our new studio on Monday...our new studios are beautiful, kids love it, the dancing was great and then...the night was over.  And what did I see?   Fingerprints, handprints, footprints on the freshly painted walls!   Uggg!   Last time I checked I didn't teach kids to dance on the walls, so why are there so many foot marks on the walls? 

Well, nothing a little (or a lot) of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers couldn't tackle - 5 to be exact and they even worked great on the scuff marks on the floors.   Walla!  My new studio was back.

It did make me question my choice of Vanilla Milkshake for my wall color...might have to re-think that choice later.  But for now, the cleaning is proving to be a great workout too.  Cleaning the studio is one of the many behind the scene activities many dance teachers don't talk about, but it's so important. (I've chosen to barter for cleaning services with a parent who runs a pro cleaning business.)
Here's a photo of one of our new studios.  I'm waiting until our first full week of classes are done to post more photos on my studio website and facebook pages to everyone can be suprised at our new look.  One thing I have not added yet are my Releve' dance posters - I wanted to make sure I knew how the room worked before I put the posters up which means that will be my quick weekend project. I'll post those later.

Have a great weekend everyone! I'm going out to buy more Magic Erasers...
Dancingly Yours,
DeAnne

2 comments:

Cait (The Dance Buzz) said...

Magic erasers are my secret weapon against wall and floor scuff marks too! I just bought a bulk box of them on Amazon :)

One thing I tried this year with my beige wall was I actually poly-urethaned it from hip level down. The marks come off with one or two swipes of the magic eraser.

DeAnne Boegli said...

Great idea... i was thinking about something similar with a better coat of paint in those lower areas too. And I'm all over that Bulk box on Amazon thanks for the hint.

DeAnne

Releve' Dance Poster sample

Releve' Dance Poster sample
sample of poster