You know that scene in Love, Actually, where Laura Linney is at a wedding debating whether someone is a the worst DJ in the world? And then the DJ plays yet another terrible song, and she says, "That's it. The worst DJ in the world."
That's me, only with painting. Friends, family and hardware store guys all tell me I can do it, then when they see what I've done, they say, "That's it. You're the worst painter in the world."
Okay, maybe that's my imagination, and they're just thinking it, but trust me, I'm the queen of drips and bare streaks. I step in paint buckets. I destroy clothing and leave paint marks everywhere. Not to mention that when I spray paint, I'm Miss Goldfinger. Or Greenfinger. Or (shudder here, remembering the Unfortunate Lawn Chair Incident) Miss Pinkfinger. For a week.
That's all behind me now. I have a new Painting Buddy.
Isn't he wonderful? He doesn't even seem to mind that I've already messed him up.
This little guy was less than $5.00 at Home Depot. He slips over the top of the spray paint can, and instead of spraying by pushing down on the spray nozzle from the top, you just squeeze the handle, which naturally provides better control and a smoother result.
Um, of course, you need to make sure you turn the opening so it's next to the nozzle hole. Otherwise, the paint will spray inside the attachment, and a drizzle of green will come out and get all over your hand. And your arms. And your knee. Both knees, to tell the truth.
This is the best paint job I've ever done. Smooth, with no streaks!(Okay, now that I'm looking, this pic is from the first coat...but seriously, the second coat looked great. Really. I mean it.)
I may be one of the last people on earth to know about this neat gadget, but I told my cousin about it yesterday, and she'd never heard of it, so I thought I'd share. If you're doing any spray painting this summer, get one of these.
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Women who do it all -- Idea sharing #11
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