When we left off last week, I had all the pieces I needed to get new dressage letters made, I just needed to carve out some time to actually do it! Saturday after we got home from my lesson, DH and I broke out the spray paint and got to work.
Originally I had made a paper template to lay over the letter to try to prevent overspray, but as you can see on our first attempt above... that did not work. At all. Luckily we still have a shit ton of construction and renovation supplies left over from building the house, so it wasn't hard to find a roll of thick painters tape to protect the edges, so we didn't make that mistake again.
|We use the car lift for a lot more than just lifting vehicles hahaha.
|Also, you can clean up spray paint overspray with carb cleaner. WHO KNEW?!
(that's a joke, DH knew, obviously, lol).
Although in retrospect, it seemed to react a little with the black paint and some of the letters went from very crisp and clear to a little smudgey looking? Oh well. Doesn't have to be perfect, I'm literally the only one who has to look at them. Next up, mounting them in the arena!