I had all sorts of grand ambitions for the back room this past weekend. On Friday, I stopped by Ace Hardware after shipping my 103rd (!) Etsy sale for three more cans of yellow spray paint. And yes, the same cashier was there from when I bought my first two cans of yellow spray paint. She probably thinks I’m an addict. Little did she know what else I wound up buying over the weekend.
The initial plan was to spray paint the tall shelving unit (and hopefully not my feet). Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. As in humid 90+ degree weather, which doesn’t mix well with spray paint. The Rust-oleum can recommends painting when the temperature is between 50* and 90* and when humidity is below 65% to ensure proper drying. Throw in some rain on Sunday and I failed the weather-test all three days.
Since I was still looking to make some forward progress, I headed to Home Depot (twice) on Sunday for more materials:
- A 4′ x 8′ piece of oak hardwood plywood at 1/4″ thick – cut to size for shelves and the table top – $27
- Two cans of BIN by Zinsser primer spray paint – $17
- Polycrylic water based protective finish in clear satin – $9
- Assorted sanding paper and sponge – $8
- Tack cloth – $3