Monday, July 18, 2011

Transformation by Spray Paint

A number of years ago, maybe 13-15 years, a friend gave me this old glider.  She mentioned that it has some tiny rust spots and warned me that I should be sure to spray paint it from time to time to keep it in good condition.  I had expected I would do just that.  However, it seemed to be a project that keep being put on the back-burner. 

This Summer, though, I finally got the urge to get it done.  So, I drug it out onto the lawn, scrubbed it down, and sanded on the rust spots.

Then, I started spraying.

I ALMOST forgot to spray paint my little love message to Mike.  I managed to put a heart around our initials and that was about all I had room for.

I spray painted all I could from the top and then let it dry so I could flip it over to finish the job.  OK, here's the truth.  I let it dry for at least one month before I got back to the job!  What is wrong with me?  That last part took about 15 minutes at the most.  I guess I just don't want to rush things!

When all was said and done, I was pleased.  The fresh green color makes me happy.
That's a good thing, as I also ended up with a fresh green finger!  As you can tell by the bare spots in the lawn, a green finger does not have anything to do with a green thumb!  Maybe I should have spray painted the lawn...

Does anyone else procrastinate like I do?  Please, tell me I'm not the only one!


EJN said...

Super CUTE! love it... creative girl

Maria Rose said...

I think it looks great!

Do I procrastinate....? Well I will remind you that it took me 3 years to write one measly paper and finish my MA.

AKM said...

I love those old-skool gliders! Such a pretty color, too.

Do I procrastinate? Hmm...I think I'll take a day or two to decide. ;-)

Emily said...

I love the bright color! I also need to spray paint my thumb green because things are dying around here in this heat!

Susan S said...

EJN, Thanks!

AKM...too funny!

Maria, you maybe procrastinated but with a really good distraction to blame.

Emily, let me know if an artificially green thumb helps.

Nicole Justice-Kleemann said...

That shade of green is my fav. color :) What a great idea with great results!

Jill said...

Great spray/make over! Yep I'm a procrastinator too - though I do endlessly battle this and try to get things done!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Happy Elf Mom said...

I love the green! That's pretty adventurous!

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