It started with these ugly old sconces that I scored from my mom for free.
Then, I taped off the middle with some Frog Tape so I could spray paint the rest a glossy white. I then painted a light layer of white - taking extra care to do it in short strokes and not globbing it on. I have read several blogs teaching the correct way to spray - much different than my glob it all on in drippy strokes!
This week was a particularly hot week in the DC area, so I waited extra days in between coats to really allow the coats to cure and stick. Man, I thought I was doing everything right this time! I scratched and roughed them up, primed them, sprayed them in even strokes and did several coats. But, unfortunately, I think the heat and humidity over the past week just beat me. The Frog Tape stuck to the paint and when I pulled it off, it left a layer on there. And then on the second one, it pulled off everything with it! Doh!
Here is how it should have turned out, sort of:
Unfortunately, you can see the extra sticky-ness that was left over on the blue from the tape. Not sure what happened there.
And, here is what happened with the second one.
Yikes, everything just pulled right off! Gross. So, it looks like it is back to the drawing board on this one. My next adventure with these sconces will be with a brush and paint so I can do it inside. Maybe I will try that Chalk Paint I hear people talking about. But, I need to take a break from these bad boys for a little while. On to something else for now...