You know how you see something on Pinterest and you just assume that you will nail it? Well, that didn't exactly work for me.
It's the thought that counts though, right?
Nelly's 'big girl' room is in the midst of being designed (don't worry - there will be plenty of blog posts about this) and R from Raw Decor gave me this gorgeous mini rhino head to hang on her wall.
I just assumed that it would turn out perfectly. I definitely blame pinterest for this.
After 25 minutes umm'ing and ahh'ing in the spray paint aisle at Bunnings, driving The Husband slightly bonkers with my 'what about this one?' 'hmmm is this too blue?' whining we finally decided on Rust-Oleum Satin Blue Lagoon spray paint as it wasn't too girly, nor too boyish and will hopefully work well in her new bedroom.
How good is Bunnings without a child in tow by the way? When I go there with Nelly, she pushes her little trolley around and rams into people and chucks random crap that we definitely do not need in the trolley. I usually end up sweating from having to chase her and apologising to all of the people that she rams or yells at.
Without Nelly, I can leisurely do laps and oohh and ahhh over random things such as Patch Magic (if you don't know what patch magic is, click here and rest assured that I am going to buy some and give it a crack).
Add in a sausage sizzle and it's practically Date Night.
God, I really love spray painting.
I also spray painted my lamps gold, rocking horse pink and some random pots and knick knacks but I will save them for another post.
I did a couple of coats and then left to dry over night before re-spraying the horns and then sprinkling glitter on them whilst holding my breath and hoping it wouldn't get stuck anywhere else on the rhino.
I really had no idea what the hell I was doing with the glitter and probably should have bought a finer glitter but the $2 reject shop laser glitter was calling my name and what is done is done.
So, it wasn't as awesome as I pictured but I like it more and more each day and Nelly is loving pointing at it and yelling DOG. I know, it's not a dog, but it's still cute.
Have you had any pinterest fails that are meme worthy?