You might think the path of least resistance is the best, but these days I’m zig zagging downtown to find the shadiest path possible!
Yet I’m nuts for tackling an outdoor project today: spray painting two small pieces! At least it only involved 10 minutes outside at a time in the shade…
This box holds a few things on top of our dresser, and it’s just not my style at all
I decided to go bold with sunflower yellow! It’s my color of the year, along with grey
And the green one is shown in its before color here on top of the chest:
Really my only other experience with spray paint was our baby’s room fan, which turned out great! Although the procedure was harder than I thought it would be. DIY always is.
This time I bought a mask. And wore protective eyewear : )
And wore bakery gloves to keep the paint off my fingers (I learned last time that spray paint does NOT wash off easily!)
I sanded the box with a medium grade sanding sponge very lightly and had no trouble with the paint sticking. I might have been able to skip that step.
Primer first. I almost left the jewelry box white – it looked so sharp!
Then I went to the gym!! Walking in the shade as much as I could. I did 30 minutes of weight lifting and then 15 on the bikes with Karen before walking home. Then I finished up my project before my shower…
Yellow coat #1, followed by coat #2 20 mins later. The green box was hard to “hold 8-10 inches away and keep moving” because of all the nooks and crannies. See how it’s still green despite the primer AND yellow layers – probably could have used more primer first.
Then I showered and ate lunch!
This is me putting ZERO effort into photography. I was hot and hungry and wasn’t going back outside!
Tomato + Sharp Cheddar Sandwich on Cville Crunch – with a schmear of mayo
See how neatly I arranged the cheese!?
Pretzels on the side
Plus a pile of watermelon!
After lunch I went out to assess the boxes, which were 95% dry
Really pleased!! They are most definitely not flawless (my plastic drop cloth kept touching them and ruined one of the feet on the box) but they are 95% good enough for me. I was surprised how much better the finished jewelry box looked in gloss than the rougher green box.
See how this one is just not as shiny? Blaming the texture. And those crannies. Still, works for me! I’m too hot and almost out of paint to do more.
Excited to bring them inside!
Next thing to spray paint: this boring, dark black shelf from the basement. In TEAL! But I’m saving that bigger project for another day. Wanted to test the waters first!