Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day! Projects...

I hung around here for Memorial Day, and when I say hung around, I mean it. I didn't do a whole lot, despite Leslie's list of activities for me to do (Rolling Thunder, Memorial Day Concert, Parade). I stil have most of today to redeem myself, I suppose! I did, however, get a few things done around the house, including finishing my dresser finally. I also spray painted two Ikea lamps and managed to offload some old stain and paint on a Freecycler. This is good because it saved me a trip to the Hazmat collection site next weekend.


I took about 100 photos of the dresser, but none of them turned out great. As you may recall, I was deciding between spraypainting the feet gold and staining. Well, the stain won out by default because I couldn't actually remove the feet as I thought I could. I also was able to sort of finish the part of the inside of the drawers that showed. At least now it doesn't stand out.


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As for the lamps, there's a reason no one ever said that IMpatience is a virtue. I had leftover gold spray paint and thought I'd tackle my old Ikea $15 lamps. But, as you can imagine, having a portion of a can left, covering both lamps was iffy. So, yeah, it didn't. Plus, I sprayed it somewhat unevenly and tried to fix it by...touching it. Um, not a great idea. Anyway, it's not discernable to normal people, but I know it's there! Here's a view.


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You can kind of see the silver peeking through (in a place I didn't even notice until the flash exposed it to me). Anyway, moral of the story is to have all the materials you need for a project and take the proper amount of time for it! One of these days I'll actually follow this!

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