I am addicted to the rush of finding something cool at the Thrift Store. My pulse quickens, my palms get sweaty, it's ridiculous. This is the latest find:
Two bucks. Yeah, that gives me a little bit of butterflies. Mmmm.
This should have been a fast and easy makeover because all I wanted to do was to change the colour. A quick spray paint and I should have been done.
Here it is, ready for the spray, sitting in my new dual cardboard box system. The second box was set up vertically to catch flying spray (not that I've learned the hard way that I need this on a windy day or anything).
So, the candleholder got a first coat of black spray paint and was left outside to dry. And then it started to rain. Grrrr.
I always wondered what would happen if wet spray paint got hit with rain. Now I guess we all know.
So, the next bright sunny day -- a little sanding, another coat of spray paint, left it out there to dry, and,.................... then it started snowing. In case you're curious in a science sort of way, wet spray paint looks pretty much the same after getting rained on or snowed on. Double grrrr.
Also, just to add insult to injury, the second box blew over, and the cat peed in it. Yep. I'm down to a single box spray booth again. Triple grrrr.
|He looks innocent, doesn't he. But he's not, he's a box pee-er!!|
Worth the rain and the snow and the urine in the end. :)
This is where I'm partying:
Rock 'n Share (The Shady Porch)
Link It Up Wednesday (Junk In Their Trunk)
What We Wore and What We Made Wednesday (Rae Gun Wear)
Wow Us Wednesdays (Savvy Southern Style)
Time for a Party (Fine Craft Guild)
Its a Party (A Creative Princess)
Taking Timeout Thursday (Mom On Timeout)
Freestyle Friday (Happy Hour Projects)
Shine on Friday (One Artsy Mama)