Can you put a price on finished? Really? I don't think there's a better feeling. I'm a terrible procrastinator, a dilly-dallier, an unfocuser... it was a running (if not a very funny) joke from college that has followed me-- when in doubt and in a crunch for time, ALWAYS choose the last thing on the list and make sure you stick with it until it's done. Forget your Greek assignment due at 8am, go ahead and do John's homework. Got a Flannery O'Connor paper due? Oh, it's time to go get some coffee and do a little cut and paste with Trish. Good times. Not a lot of sleep in the end, but good times.
So. In the interest of lots to do and in the full swing of Summer plans, let's haul something out of the garage that should have made it to goodwill months ago. We had bought these tv trays at a neighbor's yard sale the summer before last and they needed help. The help only Rustoleum could give. I had never considered using spray paint for much of anything. In my mind it was the stuff of criminals, city workers, and homemade signage. Then my friend Megan started going nuts with it last week. I had seen her take it out before for little bits, but this was all new-- everything in her backyard got a coat. Mediterranean reds, oranges, blues and greens. Ugly plastic chairs? No problem. They make it for plastic. Adirondacks that had seen better days? Done. Metal side table? Laughably easy. So with deadlines looming and a hundred better things to do, I gave it a go.