Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Big Ugly Metal Cabinet part 3

I'm about to give up on the cabinet. I've had a heck of a time with it. My plan was to get it all painted white, do the stenciling and the chalkboard paint on a portion of the door. I got the painting finished yesterday, after several complications and interruptions... Mom, I'm hungry.. Mom, look at Tad.. Mom, I want a kiwi... so on and so forth... I also learned several lessons while doing this :

Always pull your hair back while painting, because it will get in your hair. Also hair will get stuck in your fresh paint and you won't notice it until it's dry!

Don't ever paint anything up against a wall and right beside other furniture... always pull it out first! (paint will get on everything!)

Do not wear your best pajama pants to paint in.

Do not use a paint roller that the dog has chewed the ends up. It will mess up your painting. (after painting with the damaged roller for a good half hour, I finally went in search of another one, dodging obstacles and climbing mountains of electrical wire and tools that are all in the bottom of Bobby's shed!

Don't paint anything that's rusty without sanding it first

And most importantly... DO NOT use paint that is not meant for metal!!! It just scratches off! Sure, it will stick to my skin just fine and not want to wash off, but does it want to stick to the cabinet... nope!

After all my work yesterday, Bobby comes home and says... "Yeah, you shouldn't have used that kind of paint... it's not gonna stick" Why couldn't he have just told me this the other day after I painted the first two coats on, is beyond me! I'm not sure what I'm going to do now...


Cindy said...

Sounds like you've had a really hard time with it. I wish I had some suggestions for you. If I think of anything I'll let you know.

Good luck!

~Crystal~ said...

You should have just dealt with taking it back outside & spray painted it with Rustoleum. It would have been quicker & you would have had tons of colors to choose from. :)

Valerie said...

Men never tell you anything until after the fact! lol My daughter is going to be tackling a metal shelf unit some time in the next couple of weeks. I will be sure to tell her your tips.

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