Although, I am not so cheery about it. I am not sure if it is the color or the terrible finish that has me in a rut. I learned a valuable, spray-painting lesson: Don’t spray when it is windy! Ever! After Greta-girl helped me tape off all the nickel hinges, we moved things to the back patio so the house would block the majority of the wind–or so I thought.
It was almost exactly the same color as the lamp! But I knew I had it all covered when everything looked nice and matte.
Here’s how she looked after about 3 thin coats. Pretty scary, right? That’s when the wind started picking up and I started panicking. Looking back, I should have stopped then.
While I am fully owning up to not taping tight enough and allowing this seeping paint on the coils of the lamp to happen…
This finish on the underside I blame completely on the wind. Okay, not completely. I suppose it is partly my fault for thinking I could continue spray painting in those conditions. Watching paint skid across your project, mid-spray-paint-stream is sickening.
This was also about the time, the cardboard covering the patio flipped up and put a little dent in my paint job and flicked dirt on the base. Hmph. I am honestly surprised there were no tears on my part.
So, although this yellow might look happy from a distance–I really do love how it ties in with the curtains–I am thinking I am gonna have to sand it down and start again.