Remember like a million years ago (i.e. March) when I posted about those candelabras I’d gotten for free, and should I paint them and if so what color? Well, the jury was out. About half of you told me to leave them alone and give them a good polish, and the other half told me to get my butt to the paint store. In my head, everyone was right, so I left them alone and waffled over it for weeks.
One day we were sitting in the living room and Joe goes, “I thought you were going to paint those things?”
“I WAS, but then the blog world got me thinking maybe I should leave them alone.”
He said, “Well I hate them like that. I think you should paint them.”
“Oh, REALLY?” I said, “And what color would his highness want me to paint them?”
“I dunno. White?”
“No, the blog world clearly told me that would not have enough impact.”
“Done and done.”
If by done and done I meant, “Let’s allow at least 4 to 6 more weeks go by while I procrastinate buying the right paint color,” then yes, it was totally DONE. In reality, I finally got around to painting these babies yesterday, in a high gloss dark navy color. They look pretty fly. I am perplexed as to why I have not spray painted everything in my house yet. It’s fun.
After all the hulabaloo over these things, the best moment was showing them to Joe when he got home yesterday. While he had driven the bus in terms of color, I told him I wanted them high gloss, not matte. He’d been a little skeptical, so hearing those three precious little words — They look good! – was music to my ears. Our first collaborative DIY. Aww.