|...and it's crooked too!|
I washed the pieces and then spray painted them with the Rustoleom hammered black paint.
As for the piece still attached to the wall, I covered it with a plastic bag and spray painted it too.
This is the part that went terribly wrong:Although I did initially start out protecting my vinyl walls, I underestimated the degree that the spray paint would go whichever way it wanted to. Ack! Then it all got terribly complicated and I did something I do not suggest for you to do. I yanked off the plastic since paint had already gotten on the vinyl and finished spray painting my fixture so that I could get all the places that had before been difficult to reach. I know you're already shaking your head in disbelief, but I'm trying to keep it real here.
I tried a leftover paint remover, but thought I'd better not do that because it might strip my vinyl. Then I purchased Goo Gone Paint Cleanup. After I wasn't satisfied, I even tried mineral spirits. That didn't seem to do anything. Then I realized the Goo Gone was working but I just had to work with it. Imagine multiple sessions of spraying the Goo Gone, waiting, scrubbing against the vinyl grain using an abrasive sponge, washing the surface with dish detergent, and repeating.
|still not perfect, but I was getting tired of this mess that I made|
Ok, so here's the finished product:
Remember the before?
Now, here's the after.
If I must say so, in spite of the terrible paint debacle, I still think this project was totally worth it...even if I still have to fix some spots here and there.
Suggestions definitely welcomed.