We always find ourselves doing alot of little home improvements during our larger home improvement endeavors. I don't know why we feel the need to get the little things done during a time of great stress and work, but I think it might have to do with getting something done and making us feel like we have indeed made some sort of progress somewhere in the house. So sometime between trying to figure out the next step in our kitchen countertop project and performing CPR on the lawn, I tackled a bird.
Okay, not literally - but I finally got around to spray painting this ugly little duckling I found at the dollar store.
After 1 coat:
After 2 coats:
After 3 coats:
And roundabouts 4 coats and 30 cents of spray paint later:
Much better! He is now happily living on our living room coffee table.
It had been awhile since I'd spray painted anything (the last things I spray painted were two huge dressers in college in 30 mph Oklahoma wind - not a good experience.) and I had totally forgot how quick and easy it was. Have you spray painted anything lately? It really makes such a difference and took me all of a few minutes spread out over an hour or two, it makes me wonder why I didn't do it sooner!
And yes, it definitely made me feel better about being stuck in a rut on the countertop project.
Linking up to The Thrifty Home's Penny Pinching Party.