After immediately rolling over to see if I could sleep through it for a few more minutes (which was a 'NO'), I hopped out of bed realizing this fabulous happening should not be wasted. I was going to be able to spray paint! And it would dry quickly! Yay!
Here's how I set it all up:
Well, that's not spray paint. After standing in my office for 5 minutes debating what to paint, I hauled out all my junky finds that needed cleaning. For some reason, that task kept getting put off...
Today was sunny and a perfect day for a little cleaning. Something about sun makes me want to clean and this stuff got tagged. I REALLY wanted to do this instead:
but the cleaning had been put off long enough.
The bucket was filled with soapy water, there was a variety of cleaning implements and tools, and my phone for tunes.
This is a craftsman tool box that for all my research, can't be identified specifically. The lock doesn't work either, so I took it out thinking it could be rekeyed or something.
It cleaned up nicely:
This is the lock cleaned up - if anyone (or their hubby) knows what this blue craftsman tool box is, please contact me and I'll give you more details on it.
This potato chip can is so funny - it's labeled a 'health food' and to go ahead and 'feast without fear'! You can see how well this cleaned up - a little baking soda and water and presto! Clean and no damage to the finish.
This lamp was left at the cottage we bought, and it's been sitting in a closet for 7 years:
|It still works!|
|I took it apart to get it all clean :)|
This lamp comes from the era of one plug per room - check out how long that cord is!
Remember I showed you these handles saying they would shine up nicely? Guess I was right:
After taking it apart and carefully cleaning it all
it's quite a pretty color! I don't know...even though it has some scratches and tarnish, it's in really good condition and I kind of like the orange.
And I've been waffling on this for awhile, should I keep it or sell it. I think it has to go. Which means I had to clean it...maybe that's why I was waffling?
It took me awhile to get all the pencil shavings out, but after a quick swipe on the body and keys, and this baby shines! It has a cracked roller, but I don't really think people would buy it to actually use it...do you? Wouldn't it be more of a conversation piece? It does work perfectly except for the roller issue.
This cleaning was supposed to be quick and gotten out of the way so I could work on what I really wanted to work on...but 3 hours later...I'm pooped and sunburned. Some prep work was done on the table, and I feel good about where that project is. More on that tomorrow with an 'in-progress' report.
Until then, has the spring cleaning bug hit you yet?