I try to admit my relatively few faults. I can be impatient, sharp-tongued, overbearing, and inevitably right…but crafty…not so much. I prefer supervisor, more of a bigger picture kind of gal. Believe this often creates exhaustion as much as getting on a tall ladder and hanging a 120 pound chandelier or perfectly cutting straight seems on a drapery panel.
One of my faux painters attempted to teach me how to add a few hues to a nightstand. Words fail to do this piece of crap justice. She even gave me pointers but I, the supervisor extradinaire, the inevitably right idea gal chose not to listen. Please note her tips because they sure never applied to my abilities.
First, always clean the piece you intend to paint, distress, or revive. Dust and apparently oil fails to help primer adhere. This causes an object to peel and chip (though isn’t that distressing?).
Next, use the proper primer (which is code word for expensive). Cheaper brands affect paint much like a t-shirt from Walmart clashes with your Louboutins.
Then fill any and all holes and cracks (hey not referring to my face the day before my liquid injections appointment). She even suggested using a flashlight (I just found out the my iPhone can turn into a shiny object) so that eyes over the age of 40 cannot miss that 1 1/2 inch gap.
Never use an inexpensive brush (note Walmart/Louboutin comment). Feel the bristles, caress them, rub them against your skin. The softer the better.
Finally, find that perfect color. Shading and underlining hues can grab a tone and turn it upside down. Grab some chips from your preferred paint store or even buy a small jar of the color being considered.
not my work
Remember life is living regret-free.
(damn, needs some hardware)