This post has been a long time coming. I started this project back in May, and worked on it sporadically throughout the summer as time, money, and weather allowed. For those of you who missed it, this is how the glider looked when I began this undertaking:
And here's how it looks now (drum roll...):
There were many times during this process when I felt I was in way over my head, and many more times when I just longed for it to be finished already, dammit. But I kept going.
Some things I've learned from this project:
- It'll be a loooong time before I ever want to spray paint anything again.
- By deciding to use two colors, I made this project twice as hard.
- People who do this professionally and charge $1000 and up for their work? Yeah, those folks earn every. single. penny.
So, it's done. It's not perfect, but that's okay. Progress was so slow, so gradual, that I got used to seeing the glider at each phase along the way, and I forgot how it had looked before. So when I compare before and after...
...it's kind of shocking, the difference. And then I'm actually kind of impressed with myself. Hee. So no, I won't be dwelling on the things I could've done better. I'll just be gliding and enjoying a job (pretty) well done. (And feeling really, really relieved that it's finished.)