4/17/2012

New Toy

I don't know why I can't seem to post on a regular basis. I've been busy, but not that busy. No excuses. Since my last post I've had a birthday come and go. One thing I asked for this year was an electric spray painter. I have a few painting projects that I need to do and I figured a spray gun would make it so much easier. However, I didn't get the one thing I had requested, so today I went out and bought it for myself. I guess my husband should be glad I didn't ask for diamonds or a new car. :)

After reading some really good reviews I decided on the Wagner Control Spray Max HVLP sprayer.
There are a couple reasons I wanted a sprayer. The first is that I bought a Jenny Lind bed that I want to paint. The thought of having to prime and paint all those spindles sounded too tedious. Secondly I can use any paint I choose and not be limited to what few colors are available in the aerosol paint aisle of the home improvement store. Of course that gives me the dilemma of having to pick a color from all the thousands out there. Part of me wants to go crazy wild but the conservative voice in my head says to stick with a neutral color. What would you do?




These two from Land of Nod had me at hello! Aren't they fun?  If there was a little girl in this house, or one who visited regularly, I'd definitely go with that raspberry pink color.     



Or how about this fabulous green? Then again white is pretty and goes with everything. I love it with the blue and white bedding. Decisions, decisions.

I'm leaning towards the green but who knows what I'll be thinking tomorrow? 

Then I have this desk to paint yet:


Again I don't know what color since I haven't decided yet where I'll be using it or what for. The old blonde finish on it is in rough shape so it was destined for paint from the get go. I may use it as a desk or a sewing table. Most likely it'll be my sewing table. I'm thinking it looks kind of cute with a Jenny Lind bed now that I see the pictures on the same page together. Hmmm. I'm starting to think we need more rooms in the house for me to decorate...

At any rate I hope to make a decision this week because I'm anxious to give the paint gun a whirl. Have you ever painted a Jenny Lind bed or something else spindly or spooly? Did you do it by hand with a brush or use canned spray paint or a sprayer? I'd love to hear from anyone who has some experience. Any tips for me? Ever used an electric sprayer?



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