Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sparklies - a Weakness

Glitter Paint.  I saw it at Home Depot two weeks ago.  I drooled.  I vowed to have it.  When I decided on my projects, I went back.  Ack!  The colors that I wanted didn't come in Glitter Paint.  The colors that I wanted came in Metallic Paint.  Well,  better than nothing.  I thought I'd give it a try.
It comes in a small jar.  It cost me about $8.00.
I thought I'd tackle the small project first.  Mirrors from my bathroom.  They are distressed and I love them, but with all of my accessories going to black, the cream just doesn't fit in anymore.  So, I taped and prepped - about ten minutes.
Oh, my, this looks good enough to eat.  Once I got the brush in, I made a realization - I can work with anything that looks and feels like pudding.  The directions say it is "spreadable".  That it is.
It took a little work getting it into all the nooks and crannies, but it sparkles!  It's a Sparklie!
Took me all of 15 minutes to paint both of them.  I could have spent another ten minutes poking all the little grooves, making it perfect, but I was just thrilled with the quickie job.
I came inside and washed out the brush, then went back outside to check on the dryness factor.  Two things -   dry, and double dry.  It couldn't have been more than ten minutes.  I brought them in and made Mr. Queasy Stomach smell them.  He said there wasn't a smell (something I noticed when I was spreading on the sparklies).  No smell!  I could have painted them inside sitting down instead of crouching in the driveway ensuring my status as hip replacement candidate in the next few years.
I hung them up immediately.  There you have it.  In less than 45 minutes I was done.
Tomorrow I'll be tackling the chicken.
Get ready, Mr. Chicken, tomorrow you get a new coat of paint - and it's a Sparklie!

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