Not that I'm the best picture taker but I don't have a real camera anymore so I'm stuck with my iphone which is cute for instagram but bad for house photos, so I apologize in advance.
I finished my headboard! Last week it rained for most of the week. I did manage to find time to prime the bed with spraypaint outside. I only had 2 cans and I probably needed 3 or 4 but it started raining in the end anyway so I ran inside with the bed. Luckily spray paint primer dries super fast.
So I was sitting around last week hoping the rain would let up so I could go back out and spray paint the bed with aqua spraypaint I got at Michaels but it became very obvious pretty soon that it wasn't going to happen. I decided to hand paint the bed.
I do not recommend this. Wicker is so hard to paint by hand. I was basically using an almost dry brush and stab painting it. For hours. For three days. For something I could have spray painted in a half a day, most of that time spent waiting for paint to dry.
But I had some bright aqua paint on hand perfect for the job and it was eggshell finish and not gloss like the spray paint and personally I thought I'd like it better a little matte. When I first started painting it I was certain I made a grave mistake. My primer was very thin so the orange showed through and when I painted my aqua over it, well, it looked very awful. But I kept going and I'm so glad I did.