Friday, July 31, 2009
I've been painting, which means I've been making a mess. It's was a red mess. And unfortunately my driveway is still bearing the marks of the project. But the result was great, I think.
I took Miss A's old bed, which was formerly brass sprayed off white and sprayed it red. It's now in the guest room.
— 2 cans of Rustoleum's Red Spray Paint
Here's what I learned:
— Rustoleum's Red is very red. But looks great on metal. It comes out shiny like a firetruck.
— Don't spray paint on a windy day. Your surrounding area will end up pink (if you happen to be using red).
— You don't necessary have to rough up your surface to make the pain stick. But it does help to avoid it chipping easily. I didn't and we already have a few dings.
Today, I start this blog. Not to boast or brag about my house. But to honestly ask for input and help. Because I have ideas but no experience in how to execute. I have the motivation but lack the vision. I would love to hear your ideas or see a picture of what you've done in your house to make it a home.
P.S. My photos of my projects will never look "perfect." That's because we live in our home and I don't have the resources to make it magazine perfect. Just sayin'.
P.P.S. I'm working on this blog this week to tweak it. Just wanted to get this up here to add the pressure of it being real. So forgive the current blah-ness.