Spent yesterday finishing up painting my double rocker. The paint I used was a mistint I picked up for a song at one time or other...but it's a FLAT finish. Ick. So in my brilliant attempt to use up some cans of 'clear coat' semi-gloss spray paint, I went to town on the flat finish of my rocker in joyous bursts of "I'm so smart!" with intermittent sprays of clear mist......except it wasn't so clear. In fact it wasn't so misty. The butterflies and fairies disappeared into the fog of clear coat. I kept on sprayin' though....hoping against hope that the more I used, the more I wouldn't notice it wasn't exactly turning out as I had hoped.
I am now the owner of a previously beautiful blue-grey double rocker which now sports several yellowish-to-puke green patches and drips over the entire surface. Lovely.
Back to the store to get a color match of the beautiful blue-grey in a gloss sheen. So much for saving money on using a mistint and using up clear coat spray paint. Guess what I'll be doing today? In the 92 degree mugfest of NE Indiana....yep.
Oh, and a question....what say you regarding window treatments for screened in porches? Since I'll have real wood furniture out there, I kinda sorta want to protect it from some of the more harsh elemental elements. Like dirt. And sun and rain and snow. Those kind of things. In years past, I hung some of those white plastic roll-up shades that look bamboo-ish in their way. I still have several I can use and prolly will for the rest of this summer season....but for the future, should I invest in some weather-resistant shades and/or drapes? I see pictures in mags of these gorgeous porches with swathes of billowing fabric draping daybeds and such....but I'm thinking those are just staged, right?
Sorry no pics today.