We started this kitchen lighting project eons ago it feels like. It really was only two months ago which, in the grand scheme of things isn’t that long ago. The last two months have been a whirlwind of trying to get the garden and animals up to speed before the oppressive summer heat hits and this little baby is here. As such most of the interior projects have gotten put on hold until we can breathe again after we get the watering system in place and the summer seedlings in the ground in the next month.
But before all that craziness started I did actually get one more step finished in the light project that I haven’t had a chance to share.
I am happy to report that I was successful in stripping all the paint off of our crazy looking half finished light shades:
After a few more sessions with the paint stripper on some of the tougher spots of red, I used Rust-oleum’s Frosted Glass Spray Paint to frost the glass:
Lots of thin coats resulted in a quite satisfactory outcome. As with all of Rust-oleum’s products I was once again thoroughly impressed with the quality I was able to achieve in just a few minutes of work.
The only complaint I have is that the can that I had did sputter a few times on me. I figured out that the longer stretches of spraying ended up producing these sputters much more than short bursts. As soon as it started sputtering I would let the can rest for a minute and reshake it. This seemed to resolve most of the problem and the sputters that did happen blended in quite well after it dried down.
I decided to go down to just four lights for now as people kept hitting their heads on them when I had five up there. Now all I need to do is trim the wires to the right length, build a box to cover up the light bar and install a dimmer switch so we can stop being blinded at 5 a.m. every morning. In my free time haha.
I have come to the conclusion that life and projects always takes longer than we think it should to be completed. Our world is filled with TV shows and blogs of people killing themselves to complete projects as fast as possible that we have such a skewed perspective of how long certain things really take.
I am finally figuring out that as long as my little family is happy and content that this slower but steady pace will get us all there together in one piece without killing each other in the process. And that really is so much better than the alternative.