I have another shocking "first" to share with you. I've never spray painted before! The impetus that caused me to pick up a can of spray paint for the very first time was the sad state of my bathroom mirrors in the guest and ensuite bathrooms. They were ordinary plate mirrors that were glued to the wall. Removing them for fancy-pants framed mirrors would have meant smashing them off the wall. And I very much wanted some way of fancying up the bathrooms as neither of them had windows and so no natural light source.
Here is the guest bathroom mirror as it's former unadorned self:
I purchased two lengths of moulding, a can of Rustoleum Spray Paint in Hammered Silver and a tube of adhesive from Home Depot. Total cost was under $30. As it was my very first time, my technique got better as I went along. Long, even, sweeps worked well. I did find that, more than 2 coats, and the hammered effect was lost.
Here are both mirrors all fancied and framed up:
For under $30, this is a whole lot of fancy.
After it was all done, I admit I had a Titanic moment when I wanted to shout "I'm Queen of the World!" whilst waving victoriously the spray can in one hand. But this could have been the paint fumes talking. My euphoria almost equalled the high I felt on using a power tool (an electric staple gun) for the very first time which you can read about here. Sigh, another milestone reached. I wonder what's next?
And if you want to know how is it that there are so many "firsts" with me then go to the "About L'Heure Bleue At Home" tab wherein you will learn all about a 6'4" man throwing a tantrum in my living room, my vintage things hanging their heads in shame and 70's brown polyester curtains.
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