First off, thank you guys so much for your kind words about Kalia and my previous post. It's so nice to be welcomed back into the blogging world with open arms! Your kind words really do mean the world to me.
As promised, here's a project post!
When we got to the front of repainting the house, we knew we needed to do something about the sconces. (As a side note, I had to google that to not call them scones. Apparently my subconscious is really craving a pastry right now!) They were the original builder grade ones and had paint chips and rust all over them. In order to spray paint them, I knew we'd have to take all four of them completely apart, which I was definitely dreading. So we did some searching for new ones to buy, and the cheapest ones that I only sort of liked were $50/piece. Well, for $200, I could deal with the hassle and work with what we already had. It's funny how the price savings can be a huge motivator!
Here's what we started off with :
The key, as with everything paint related, is to do really light coats. Like so light that you're worried you're not getting enough coverage. It dries really quickly and you can do another coat right on top to get the coverage you need. My general rule with most things I spray paint is to never hold the trigger down for more than 5 seconds. It's so easy to want to do a thick coat to just be done with it, but you'll regret it in the long run. Trust me on this one!
Here's what they look like today :
house numbers that we added to the front almost a year ago (really, a year?!? Is this how life is with babies? Where did the time go?!).
front door hardware too!
So what do you think? Worth the $200 in savings? I actually started to tackle that fountain that has driven me bonkers since we moved in three years ago this weekend, but then the rain storms came in before I could get very far. Hopefully I get to cross that one off the to-do list shortly too!
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Happy Monday!
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