Friday, November 13, 2009

Totally Embarassed

I've had these frames hanging up at my house since Kendall was 8 or
so.  Around 7 years.  I had some family photos professionally
framed & I didn't want to "ruin" them by changing out the
photos.  When I painted my hall recently I thought now is the time
to redo the frames.  But they're dark brown & totally won't
go.  I wanted them to be white. 

Now, I've been crafting for a while...a good long while.  And I
know that I should have sanded them first.  But frankly, I was just
lazy.  And I figured that a couple of good coats of white-ish semi
gloss latex paint would spruce them right up.  I've been painting
them in it's taken a while...I've never quite finished but I
thought I'd better do something with them soon (they've been sitting on
the family room table for 3 weeks...partially done).

So last night, I start painting the 3 I hadn't started yet...with a
first coat.  And then start on the 2nd coat for the next one. 
Imagine my surprise when I find out that the paint is literally coming
off with the bristles of my brush.  Crap.  I skipped the
sanding to make it go faster...and what happens?  Now I've painted
them AND I have to sand them AND paint them again.


I am not a crafting novice.  I totally know better. 
Hopefully my shame & embarassment will save you some of your
own.  Short cuts=disaster, in this case. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It is reassuring to know even the experts don't get it right all
    of the time (but certainly much more of the time than I do!)