I set the desk on some planter boxes to raise it up off the ground a bit. It wasn't very steady, but I was just so excited to get going, I left it teetering a bit on the planters and carried on. I had finished painting the whole thing and was bent over working on the drawers that I had pulled out when, yep, I bumped the desk from behind and it fell flat on it's smooth, newly painted pink face! Oh, for Pete's sake! I tried to hurry and wipe off the disfigured part before it dried, but in the process, I messed it up even more! This is what the pink, sniff, desk looks like now:
Did I mention when the desk fell, the one drawer that I had left in split and later fell apart?
So I thought I would start making a list of all the little things I learn along the way from my mistakes in refinishing furniture. Here is #1:
#1 When painting your piece of furniture, place it on a SECURE (ahem, non-teetering) platform to raise it up off the ground (so you can get the lower part easily). You don't want your piece crashing to the ground and looking like this:
Guess what? I already have a #2!
#2 Spray painting your furniture in the front driveway is probably not a good decision. The overspray can easily drift onto your neighbors lovely green yard and while, yes, pink is pretty, no man wants a pink driveway, right?
My solution to the pink driveway? Well, my (patient) husband and I have been parking our cars outside for awhile now, since the garage is my workspace. I decided that the pink area would just have to be my new parking area. :) It hides the pink quite well, and no one (my husband) will suspect a thing, right? Of course I can't really go anywhere now...
P.S. My neighbor told me a good power spray wash just might do the trick and wash the pink away- guess what I'm doing tomorrow??? (Along with sanding the poor pink desk and gluing its' broken drawer.)