Baby Whale All Grown Up
I couldn't find the "Canvas White" spray paint I wanted in any of the local stores and ended up having to order it online in a 6-pack (from Aubuchon Hardware). It arrived on Friday, and automatically Darwin and I both knew what we'd be doing Saturday, whether we liked it or not.
The color of the cap was just slightly lighter than the cap of the Almond spray paint.
I was anxious (I'll wait while you recover from the shock), but it turned out fine. Canvas White is the exact color we needed, and before it's over I think we'll need all six cans.
"Before it's over?" you say ... "I thought you were finished."
Yeah, well "finished" is a flexible term around here. The tub itself is pretty much finished, though we'll probably do one more coat.
Two out of four claw feet are primed, though OF COURSE we ran out of primer. The last two feet need to be buffed with a wire brush and washed to get any loose rust-dust off.
While dealing with the feet, D noticed two are marked 5 1/4 on the back, and two are marked 6. They are two different heights. We assume the shorter feet were intended to go toward the faucet end of the tub to help it drain better. But we are considering using the tall feet on the same side of the tub to help offset the slant in the bathroom floor. Maybe this is the intended purpose after all? Or maybe there were multiple purposes.
The feet look
And now for the moment you've been waiting for, the money shot:
Oops, wrong money shot. :) That's Darwin finishing up taping around the edge of the tub, which he wisely insisted we do. Lest anyone think I did nothing, I taped most of the edge. Yeah, and I scraped the rest of the paint off the feet while Darwin spray-painted the tub. I also spray painted some of the second coat.
So I'm not useless, even though I am so pathetic that I'm even bad at spray painting. And my forearm was sore the next day from holding down that stupid little button.
Anyway, I will now distract you with pictures so you will forget all about what I just said:
Is that not the perfect color? I love you, Canvas White.