One day, I woke up. Good thing. It's not a good sign if we don't wake up. I got the boys on the bus and headed back upstairs to get dressed and brush my teeth, but while I was in the bathroom, I got distracted by the ugliness of my vanity and decided I had looked at that thing "as is" long enough! Without even changing out of my jammies, I ran downstairs, dumped some plaster of paris into some almost white paint I had on hand and started painting.
Then to my surprise, instead of having to buy more Rustoleum countertop paint, I had over half a can left from my kitchen countertops!!! Oh excitement. It was the perfect color, too. I used a trusty foam roller, and applied a coat, and then another after the first had dried. I'm pretty sure I'm 50% more brain dead after that. That stuff is powerful. At least I'm not pregnant like I keep dreaming I am! Sheesh, what awful dreams. Three is all I can handle!!! Anyways, I also put two coats of poly on top of that to help seal it in.
|Here's what it looked like when I thought I was done. I used the Cutting Edge Stencil I won with their photo contest submission (BOO YEAH!) and sent this photo to my sister and Debra from Dynamic Designs to see what they thought. Better, but still kinda "UGH". The white cabinets made the counter and sing look way to peachy and it clashed bad. I was really nervous about trying to paint it because it's such a slippery ceramic surface, and I had no idea how a sink especially would hold up. then I got around the sink issue when I saw how Debbie Doo's had taped off her's to make it look like a drop sink. BINGO. That's what I'd do.|
|I used regular masking tape because I wanted it to really stick!|
|It leaked under a little bit. I'm a little nervous how well this is going to hold up on the edge.|
|Applying the top piece was easy, as it went right into the wall. The bottom one however.... not so easy. Tim cut this board to hold it in place while the liquid nail dried.|
|We found the light fixture on Ebay for $24!!!! One globe was cracked and a socket was broken (but still functional) when we received it so we've got a new globe on the way and they also refunded us $10!!|
|Now there's something I can live with! |
And All I had to buy was the hammered spray paint $5 and the light which we got for $28 (after shipping).
Total cost: $33
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