Everything old is new again!

Well, maybe not everything. My friend, Kate, and I painted her dining room light fixture yesterday. It did look like this:


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As you can see, we painted it in place. In the newly painted and carpeted dining room. That opens onto the also new living room. We live on the edge here in Sherman, TX. We taped newspaper to the ceiling under and around the cap at the top of the chain. Drop cloths covered the floor and the nearby furniture. Kate and I were on a chair and ladder respectively. We took turns holding a drop cloth for the other to spray against. I remembered to take the next photo while there was still some paper on the ceiling. We should have had Brett take of photo of us spraying but we didn't think of it.


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Ta-da! 


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Kate may add glass covers, standing upright, around each light. Or not. Either way is very nice.

It is true that we could have done the sensible thing and taken the fixture down and painted it in the garage. But that would have taken hours for the paint to dry enough to re-hang the fixture. As it was, we spent a total of 1 1/2 hours which we both thought was better. That said, we were careful.

We both were barefoot. Luckily we looked at the bottoms of our feet before we walked off the drop cloth. Oh my. Kate scrubbed her feet with a pumice stone. I'm way too ticklish for that so I used paint thinner. 


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I wore plastic bags on my feet to get home to the paint thinner. Note to self: next time paint with the bags on the feet!


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In other news – I have been working on updating the Piece O' Cake website. I think the front page looks better. Let me know what you think. I've added all sorts of social icon/links. I'm currently updating the banners at the tops of the pages — that's going to take more time. I have a lot of different banners on different pages. 

My computer's font problem is still a problem. Ryan, from Apple, called back as promised. We worked for an hour or more but the problem persists. The engineers are working on it. Really, I didn't want my problem to be this special but I'm happy to know that someone is working on it. Back to work…

 

 

7 thoughts on “Everything old is new again!

  1. +I really love the makeover, I have painted a few ceiling fans myself, and love the effect! But I have to admit, it is your FEET that made me comment, LOL! Maybe, becuz’ I’ve been known to have “blackfoot” problems myself ~
    :-}pokey

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  2. Clean the chandelier.Remove the bulbs.Poke some wads of paper towels in the socket so you dont get paint in them.Either take down the fixture or use lots and lots of drop cloths. If you spray in place, be sure to cover the ceiling above and around the fixture.Buy the spray paint that suits you.Be brave.Tie shopping bags over both feet. The mist of the paint falls, you step in it, it gets on the bottom of the bags instead of your feet. Take off the bags before stepping off of the drop cloths.Follow the directions on the can and spray the fixture.(If you spray too much, too close, youll get runny places. Practice on something outside if you need to.)Look at the fixture from all directions (especially below) to be sure you covered it all.Finish spraying.Carefully remove any drop cloths you can.Let the fixture dry.Remove the rest of the drop cloths.Take out whatever you put in the sockets.Put the bulbs back.Stand back and admire your handiwork.

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  3. EXCELLENT! Thank you!
    On Sep 28, 2012, at 7:00 PM, Rebecca Goldsmith rebeccagoldsmith@mac.com wrote:
    Clean the chandelier.Remove the bulbs.Poke some wads of paper towels in the socket so you dont get paint in them.Either take down the fixture or use lots and lots of drop cloths. If you spray in place, be sure to cover the ceiling above and around the fixture.Buy the spray paint that suits you.Be brave.Tie shopping bags over both feet. The mist of the paint falls, you step in it, it gets on the bottom of the bags instead of your feet. Take off the bags before stepping off of the drop cloths.Follow the directions on the can and spray the fixture.(If you spray too much, too close, youll get runny places. Practice on something outside if you need to.)Look at the fixture from all directions (especially below) to be sure you covered it all.Finish spraying.Carefully remove any drop cloths you can.Let the fixture dry.Remove the rest of the drop cloths.Take out whatever you put in the sockets.Put the bulbs back.Stand back and admire your handiwork.

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