I wanted to put 3 chrome sconces in our bathroom downstairs, but for some reason, chrome seems to be triple the price of brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze. Soooo, I think, why not just spray paint them, Melissa? I bought this one for $14.99 at the Home Depot ( I actually bought 3, since I was sure they would turn out fabulous) and spray painted them with spray chrome from the auto section like I had seen Lisa LaPorta do on Designed to Sell once. Sometimes I wonder why they don’t show more close-ups on that show. Hmmm…
Anyway, it didn’t turn out. It looked cheap and plastic-y.And I wasted 14.99 on a sconce + 5.oo for the spray. I hate that. Sometimes ideas work, sometimes they don’t. If I was a clever cat, I would have tried it out on one of my brass fixtures first. But I thought of that afterward.
Another time, I was painting a bookshelf in the driveway and forgot I had put a hammer on top. I was tilting it toward me to move it and the hammer came crashing down onto our van and dented it and chipped the paint. Ouch. I can’t stomach paying to get it fixed, so I remember painting that blasted $10 shelf every time I see it. Sometimes it looks like everything works out perfectly in DIY and you save tons of $$. In this case it didn’t. Or in the case of the broken plates or the knob through the sink. But sometimes it does! And then it’s all worth it…right?? :)
Please make me feel better: any of your own diy disasters?