Last weekend, I ran out of the water-based satinwood white paint that I was going to use to paint our bathroom door. I managed to find an ancient tin of oil-based satinwood lurking in the cellar. So I hacked my way through the paint film, gave it a quick stir, ignored the yellow tinge and daubed it on. I knew the yellow tinge wasn't right but I painted the whole damn door regardless and now the door is yellower than when I started......
Not only that, but remember this letter rack I got from a jumble sale recently:
The plan was to prime it and spray paint it white but I had a sudden rush of blood to the head and stupidly thought that while I had the yellow tinged paint out and the brushes, I'd give it a quick coat.
What was I thinking? For those of you of a sensitive disposition, look away now:
|Note the attractive yellow streaks...|
Not only that but when it was dry, I spray painted it white but it just blistered and looked a right old state.
No pictures of that, dear readers. By then I was utterly fed up by this catalogue of DIY disasters.
Fortunately, I remembered my collection of stamps and my desire to do some more decoupage. So, I got sticking......
|Close-up of the front|
|Here's one of the back|
|A jaunty angle|
What do you think? Not bad for an idiot.
BREAKING NEWS: I've just painted our toilet door, sat back to admire it and sat on my glasses. Brilliant......
Any DIY disasters to share? Do tell....