For the longest time, Mr. Sweet Peep had banned me from spray painting. I think it had to do with our brightly painted basement floor a few years back while I was preparing for the Sweet Peep. I really wanted bright yellow frames for her nursery...what I got was a bright yellow cement floor and four Ikea frames in the garbage.
NOTE: Don't spray paint Ikea frames without sanding and priming them first. The paint bubbles.
But I really wanted some handles spray painted, and if you know Mr. Sweet Peep at all, well, he works...A LOT. And I didn't see him spray painting these handles in the near future. And if you know me very well, you know I have the patience of a...well...what doesn't have ANY patience? That's me anyway! So I noticed today, during a break in the clouds, that for a split second there was no wind. In the back of my mind, I remember Mr. Sweet Peep saying, "There can't be any wind to spray paint...we don't want to spray our neighbors houses." OK...makes sense.
|From silver to black!|
So I sprayed in long arcing spurts and WHAT DO YOU KNOW!? This girl now knows how to spray paint. I tell you...I'm a SPRAY PAINTING GODDESS!!!
|From awful...to AWESOME!!|
The answer? Sometimes a piece, even though it's absolutely heinous, has the absolute perfect handles...and with a little bit of TLC they can be just divine...and really, the only handles that will work with the piece. Don't be afraid of a little spray paint...with the right stuff, you can use it on ANYTHING and it'll work like a charm!
Here at Sweet Peep Design Company, we use RustOleum Painter's Touch for Indoor and Outdoor Durability. It's inexpensive and it does the job!