Please do not judge me.
I spray painted it.
Suzanne (aka Suki, aka Sukie) told me, the last time she was here, that I should . So I did.
It was on that day that we got a lot of projects going, only I didn't show you yet another picture of it in its naked state, because, well, it was old news. I mean, how much can you agonize over one little shelf that didn't even cost you anything...a lot. But can you really ask everyone else to go on agonizing with you? Even for me there are limits to how many before shots I will subject you to.
I really had qualms with this one as I popped the top off that spray can. I had to take a deep breath and just GO.
I notice that the square-cut nails are still visible, and that makes me happy.
I also notice that the wall needs to be painted, and I guess if I paint that wall, I'll have to paint the others too, which is perhaps why I don't get right on that.
But after painting it (which took about 20 minutes including drying time) and carefully leaning it against a wall in the dining room (which took about three weeks), I am now proud to say that it is off the WIP list and on the wall, thanks to the ever-helpful Chief, who was game for anything.
I consulted him at every step, and I am pretty sure he had no idea why he was doing this until the very end -- even after he himself put it up -- when the things were up there.
"Wow, that looks really good!" he exclaimed. I honestly don't think he ever had a clue until right then...
Here's how it looked before:
It is exactly the change I wanted.
I liked the way this looked okay before, but keeping the things there meant not having that horizontal surface for serving food.
I could go on posting pictures of its dramatic, fantastic blackness juxtaposed with the perfection of those thrifted turquoise cups all day, so if you are getting bored with my shallow life you could go do something else, I won't mind.
Otherwise, I'll just keep chattering about it...I'm needing to figure out what to put up on the top shelf, of course -- I just put the things on there that were below it. But for me, shelves and such are for storing things I already have, not for providing an excuse to get other things, although I fear that might happen too.
So there you have it -- another spray-painting success in the land of the hacks, if I do say so myself.