Tuesday, November 6, 2012

D-I-Y David

Remember this post where I picked up my beloved bust of David right after we got back from Italy? He was a score at $20 but I probably could have haggled it down a bit. I placed him on our bookshelf here and I thought he looked pretty good, but something still wasn't right. He needed a fresh pop of color paint job.

Enter: my first spray painting experience! My friends Megan and Shan {and I} had been planning a craft day, so what better time than now to start paining David?

Step 1: Pick out spray paint. I was deciding between this bright yellow and sort of teal blue. It's also important to purchase {and use} primer. Megan learned that the hard way. 

Step 2: Read directions on the back of the spray paint can. Primer 2 coats.
I actually kind of liked him white but our apartment is all white so he would be hidden if I left him this color. 

Step 3: Spray paint 2 coats of final color {yellow!}
Step 4: Allow 30-40 minutes to dry before transporting him in your car to your apartment from said friend's house. Allow 48 hours to dry completely.

Step 5: Do not drop David and get spray paint on your leather seats in your car. If you do, look up real quick on the internet how to remove it {hairspray on a cotton ball? Hallelujah!}

Step 6: Do not attempt to spot touch up because you dropped him on his head. It is probably windy and the spray paint will end up where you don't want it.

Step 7: Display on your bookshelf!

I survived my first DIY spray paint project! Barely....

The end!


  1. love the yellow david!! awesome idea

  2. wow looking very much beautiful and also very natural with various paints. This magic can only be done by spray paint only. Spray paint is an aerosol product designed to be dispensed as a fine mist. Compared to conventional brush methods of painting, spray painting is faster and provides a more uniform application

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