Updating brass fixtures

Live and learn.) After the tape was scored away from the fixtures, I peeled it up very slowly so none of the paint would come with it. After the paint has cured for a full 24 hours, I’ll give the whole tub a scrub down to get rid of any of that spray paint dust that I tracked in. I’m sure I’ll follow up down the road to show how these fixtures are holding up one day. Do you see a little glimpse of those rustic shelves there? And I pinky promise a break from the home improvement surprises for a while…meaning like a week.Have you ever spray painted bathroom fixtures before? Sometimes I take spontaneity in marriage a little too far.When Robert comes home from work every day, he never knows what he’s about to walk into.One day I might greet him at the door grinning ear to ear, excited to show him our newly painted bathroom cabinets.And then every now and then he might find me falling to pieces on the floor, borderline sobbing as I try to rescue myself from some fiasco I’ve created.And I was not about to spend a couple hundred dollars for a simple color change.

Because spray paint is such a fine mist, it dries quickly in the air.

Painting outdated bathroom faucets and shower frames is certainly possible, but it’s definitely more involved than I had ever imagined. The prep, the taping, the papering, the covering everything in sight…that took forever!!

Here are the products I used: 220 grit sandpaper, #000 steel wool, painters tape, Rust-Oleum automobile primer, and Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint in oil-rubbed bronze.

(Dear dining room chairs, I may never strip varnish again for as long as I live.) Nowadays, no matter what spontaneous whim I surprise him with, he’s ready to jump up and down in celebration too or willing to drive to the nearest grocery store for a comforting pint of Chunky Monkey ice cream.

Thankfully, this time around, it was the jumping-up-and-down-grinning-ear-to-ear kind.

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