Thursday, September 8, 2011
22 Basement Progress - Frame Update & a Link Party!
If you recall, earlier this week I showed you this beauty:
I mentioned my plans for it, which included removing the glass and adding cork and fabric to create my future studio pin board! I seriously couldn't wait to spray it. It instantly moved to the very top of my project to do list, because I knew there was so much potential in this great $10 find!
So I started by removing all of the hanging hardware off of the back and pulling out the staples that were holding the cardboard backing in place:
Then, I placed it on a drop cloth covered by two plastic trash bags that I cut and spread open:
Before I started spraying, I gave the frame a quick wipe down just to make sure that it was free of dust:
For this project I decided to try out Rustoleum's Paint and Primer in one, in Satin White.
I am usually such a fan of any paint and primer combo paint for walls and other projects, so I figured that it must be just as fantastic in a spray can. A little bit more expensive than just plain white, but I figured it would give me the best coverage over the dated gold frame.
I must say, it covered wonderfully. I ended up doing three light coats to avoid any drips or clumps, and I didn't have any which really made me smile big! Drippy spray paint is the WORST. I let the frame dry for a couple of hours in-between each coat, and then overnight after the final coat went on, just to make sure that it was cured before moving it.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Spray paint is SO easy and quick and it really allowed me to get into all of the nooks of the frame vs messing with a paint brush!
So what about the dresser? Here is where the final tally ended after all of your emails, comments, facebook messages, text messages and even a couple of drop ins....
Seeing how close the yellow/white numbers came in made my brain feel better about not being able to sort it out on my own. Such a close finish! Thank you to all who voted!!
And a button for you:
I can't wait to see what you share! And those that aren't linking up, tell me about your recent spray painting experience! What's your favorite spray paint transformation?