Oh so many titles come to mind for this post, like “When a 3 dollar shelf isn’t worth it”, or a few that will remain unspoken because, well, my mom might read this.
I found this cute shelf, which I might add was going to be perfect for my bathroom, at goodwill for $3.
Technically this isn’t the original original picture of the shelf in all its Old. Honey Colored. Faux. Wood. goodness (because I forget to take pictures remember) but you get the idea.
I brought it home, and because I HATE sanding (just the feeling bothers me) I decided to spray paint it black. I mean spray paint fixes everything…… right? Wrong. This should have been my first clue
See those spots on the left side? Yep, as I sprayed the paint seemed to pull away and leave little circles, like MAGIC (and because this is the internet and you can’t see the sarcasm on my face when I say MAGIC, I’ll just go ahead and tell you It’s there!!)
I was a little discouraged at this point so I put the shelf back in the “to do” pile for awhile.
I decided I would drag it out today and sand (UGH) it down a little to give the paint something to cling to. After all, it’s been sitting in the “to do” pile so by now things are surely going to go smooth.
So I sanded (UGH) and noticed some white along the edges. BING. The light went on and I thought “Hmm maybe I should paint it a cream color first, then black and distress it”.
This NOT the kind of distressed I meant!!!
Grrrrr. The moral of the story… listen when your paint can clogs, it’s telling you something……… or don’t paint over glossy paint, or sand and prep more, your choice.
There was suppose to be a much better after, but maybe after a little while longer in the “to do” pile it will be better. At least I will have stopped yelling :)
Stop back by soon to see what happens at 3am when you can’t sleep….. with craft paint!