I shared with you some of my finds I found last weekend while out thrifty shopping here. My most expensive find was this horse head someone with a, um shall we say, different sort of decor sense, spray painted bright lime green. I mean seriously, what could they have been thinking??Now some of you would have looked at it and kept on walking. Not me, I looked deep into his eyes and sensed sadness. This once mighty stead was destined for the glue factory. He was humiliated. His honor was covered in a fugly paint job. Into my cart he went! I was determined to return him to him his pride and glory.
After a quick trip to Home Depot, and if by quick you mean an hour or so while I perused all of the mums and asters and loaded more than a few into my cart, I was ready.
Check out my paint station please. Yes, as you can see, I do my best spray painting on top of this 55 gallon drum that once was my garden rain barrel. Fear not, Mr. B built me a new super high tech rain water containment system that I will share with you in a future post.
I decided I needed to cover that lime green first. I had a can of Valspar satin black spray paint on hand and knew that would do the job nicely.
It took several coats but the green was gone! I do believe I saw a sparkle in my stead's eye! Okay, agreed, maybe it was the fumes.
Oh Wow!! He looks so much better already doesn't he?
After letting that dry for a bit, if a bit is 15-20 minutes, I grabbed one the blog worlds not so secret weapon of choice. TaTaTaDa! Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze. ORB to those of you in the on the secret. I initially thought I might give him the go over with the blog worlds other not so secret weapon, Heirloom White or even stick with the black but ORB won out.
Look at him now! Oh. My. Goodness! I could not be happier with the change. If he could, I just know he would shake his glistening mane, stomp his hooves, and snort with happiness. His self-respect has been restored!
He will be placed prominently on a shelf in Mr. B's office. He will be able to bask in the glow of adoration of all that lay eyes on him. He is once again a Mighty Steed!