Thursday, January 24, 2013

In Pursuit of Mint Spray Paint

I have taken a shamefully long sabbatical from blogging but am happy to be back!

Months ago I started a seemingly simple project: re-painting my bar stools.  I found a really fun new-to-me spray paint color: Catalina Mist from Krylon.  It is a minty-fresh color that was perfect to brighten up my bland bar stools. Long story short, I ran out of Catalina Mist half-way through my project. I returned to Hobby Lobby to buy more only to find they were out.  I began looking everywhere for the color: Walmart, JoAnn's, Michael's, Kmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, repeat trips to Hobby Lobby- no luck.  It was nowhere to be found. I don't know if my Hobby Lobby quit carrying that color but I have not seen it in on the shelf for months (I just checked again today).

A more resourceful person would have turned to that new-fangled contraption called the Internet to find the illusive mint spray paint.  This did not occur to me as I stared at my half-painted bar stools for three months.  I did employ another valuable resource: my mom.  She found it!  So if you are in search of that same mint spray paint, do as Mom says and go to Ace Hardware!  They had an ample supply of Catalina Mist at multiple locations.  On a related note, if you are clever enough to try your hand at finding it online it is available here and here.

Now, if the temperature ever exceeds 3 degrees again in my lifetime, I will seize the opportunity to finish the bar stools! Three cheers for Catalina Mist and three cheers for my mom!