This year for my outdoor decorating, I decided to add a touch of red, here and there. A jaunty red plaid bow on a wreath, some sprigs of fresh holly with their striking red berries and I decided to paint some buckets bright Christmas red.
I waited for a non-rainy day, put on some, work clothes, plastic gloves, set out some cardboard. I taped the handles of the buckets with masking tape so the wood handles would look rustic. I waited a day and then put on a second coat of paint. Easy. Waiting for it all to dry, was the tough part. The spray paint which I bought a local small business, hardware store cost $4.99.
Today, I was up early for a special phone call. I was outside during the dark of morning. I fed and watered the chickens, gave the birds some peanuts and seeds. It was then I noticed something all over the deck.
Oh no, it looked like blood. I ran and got the flash light, I wanted a better look. This did not bode well for an animal somewhere.
HEY WAIT A MINUTE, looks a lot like chips/chunks of red paint!
Good News: No animal lost it’s life in the name of decorating.
Have you ever actually read the directions on the back of a spray paint can? “for best results, use in a well ventilated area with temperature above 50*”
Um, so I am guessing that wearing a heavy coat in 36 degree weather is not ideal for spray painting metal buckets. OH, so that’s why they put a guide of 50* or higher!
Just doing my part to make the world a happier place and sharing this gentle suggestion.
Don’t be a smarty pants and know it all. Read & follow directions.
Happy do it yourself, decorating!