You guys. I thought we were friends. Why didn’t anyone warn me that spray painting wicker is a major pain in the ass?!?!
I found this cool wicker container at Empty the Nest. Have any of you been there? It’s awesome and they have sales every so often. Hence my buying evil wicker.
I forgot to take a “before” picture. But look at this one, and imagine a natural color wicker.
This is after one coat of paint. Also, sorry for the crappy pictures. I used my phone, since I don’t normally haul my nice camera to work.
Let me just interrupt my craft post and tell you how awesome my job is. We have a whole corner of the office devoted to crafty things and making a mess. Pretty great for me, since I basically live in a glorified apartment with little space to spread out and craft.
I admit, I haven’t used spray paint in a long time and I’m not familiar with the ins and outs with working with it. Is it supposed to take forever to dry? Or is that just a bonus feature with working with wicker?
On Friday I did about 4 coats. Waiting about 15-20 minutes between them. Then I left it to dry.
This is what I cam back to on Tuesday.
The gloss is way glossier then I was expecting. But the paint finally dried and the coverage looks pretty good. I’ll tell you, I was not optimistic about this one. I am pleasantly surprised.
There you have it. It’s a bitch, but wicker can be spray painted! Victory!