Are you guys sick of my office projects yet? If not, you will be soon! Stay tuned anyway, though.
As I may have mentioned before, there is not an item in our house that’s safe from me and my trusty can of gold spray paint. The icky black mesh office accessories are no exception.
They used to look like this:
(I even left some trash in there, for authenticity’s sake.)
Bo-ring. But who wants to spend money on a new trash can when there are shoes and jackets to be purchased? Not me. Instead, I just visited another one of my favorite shopping spots: the spray paint cabinet in our garage.
The icky mesh and I spent some quality time together in the backyard with a little bit of primer and paint.
And soon enough, I had some spruced up supplies.
So much better!
This weekend, we also finally kicked off the dreaded cabinet project. After reading this and this, I decided to try oil-based paint. Neither blogger used primer, and the paint can didn’t mention primer in the label instructions, so I went against my better instincts and skipped it. I should have listened to my gut.
This is just the first coat, so I’m hoping the second coat will look better, but I’m nervous. My guess was that the exposed wood (The Hubs did a fantastic job sanding off the old stain) drank up all the paint, and some quick Googling confirmed my suspicions. According to this page, applying a gloss paint over a porous substance can cause foaming and cratering. Boo-frigging-hoo. Now I have to decide whether to sand and start over, or to keep on trucking and hope for the best.
Anyone else attempt a few projects this weekend? How’d they go?