Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Spray paint fail

Well...I didn't think you could really screw up spray painting...but I managed to! Ok, so it wasn't really my fault (obviously I can work a can of spray paint), but the paint colour did not turn out like I imagined...

Remember those stools I found on the curb wayyyyyyy back when? (Way, way back when in March...yikes). Well, my amazing mom made some cushions (which I still owe a how-to post on since she was so good with taking pictures as she went!), and then I decided to spray paint them navy.

I bought the paint, and even primed the stools, and yet this is what happened after one coat:


Yah...does that look like navy? No. It looks like DENIM.  Denim stools were not what I was going for.

2 cans of spray paint later and I get this:


Less acid-washey, but still denim.

Argh.

I do not take blame for the colour - this is clearly more of a royal blue than it is navy (or Levi's1992. Can I become a paint namer?). What I do take blame for is the fact that I chose glossy finish by accident...yikes.

These stools will be getting a few coats of matte black spray paint, stat. THEN you will be able to finally see them in all the glory I pictured 5.99 months ago (eek).

11 comments:

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

Certainly NOT navy! But I think the matte black will look lovely too! xo

Ashley said...

okay i don't think they're horrible. i mean i guess since you pictured something so very different and i'm guessing the cushions would match the navy or black... but on its own it's kind of fun... i think.

Pine Tree Home said...

Nothing a little black can't mask!

Amy Walters said...

No worries Heather...these things happen. They're already well on their way to looking fantastic!!!! xo

Amy said...

That's not navy!! Did it seriously say navy on the bottle!? Black will look great!

Lisa - UnderthisDanforthRoof said...

I don't mind the shade, or the gloss....but it's super annoying if it's not what you wanted. I think spray paint bottles are notoriously bad. I bought a shade called "poppy" which looked reddy-pink but turned out a really bad shade.

Jeanette deBoer said...

Nope, that's not navy.

Though, I kinda like the bright blue. But, no point in keeping it like this if it's not what you wanted! Can't wait to see them black once you've finished them!

Kelly said...

Navy spray paint is a mystery to me. I have tried numerous brands of spray paint that say navy and they are always a royal blue colour. Valspar is the closest navy that I have found so far, but even it isn't great. I agree with the other....black fixes everything. Or oil rubbed bronze.

Designwali said...

can't go wrong with black...hahah denim is great colour name!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Argh, so annoying. I think wicker just sucks the paint and clearly changes colour as well:( I think they're going to be fabulous in flat black.

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