Wednesday, March 07, 2012

One of Those Days + Spray Paint

I sooo don't want to be here today. I struggled so hard to make it in to work and now I have 7 and a half hours to go before I can leave. Ugh! It's just one of those days. I need a break. I need a vacation. I have no stamina right now. Mental vacations are real people.

MJ got his bonus check. I'm excited but I'm not. I'm happy we have money, but it's daunting trying to figure out what best to spend it on. We have so many projects and plans that I fear making a wrong decision with the extra funds. Mo' money mo' problems right?

I've done a couple more things around the house. We're working on our cabinets now. I have a feeling it's going to take a while before the face lift is complete, but I'm going to push it along the best I can. I repainted some mirrors that are now hung in my living room. That went well. As you can see from the pics below, the mirror was originally a gold color which does not blend with my color palette.

So we got a can of spray paint that MJ had from his airplane hobby stuff and began spraying away...after we taped up the mirror with newspaper of course. I actually have no idea what color this is because I didn't care. As long as it was a grayish color, I was good.

 After that was done, I found another can of spray paint that was slightly more metallic and silvery than what I just spray painted on, so I had the bright idea to subtly mist over the darker gray to lay down a thin layer of silver. That way the darker gray can still peak through, creating an interesting look. 
Well apparently my spray can didn't know the meaning of subtle. (Or I just failed to stand back far enough to allow a misting of silver.) It turned out more silvery than I wanted, but I still like it.

After letting it dry overnight, we hung them in the afternoon of the next day. They were still a bit tacky, but the paint was definitely dry. I'll be sure to take a pic with them on the walls soon so you can see the finished product. I actually like spray painting things! More spray paint projects to come!!!!

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