How to: Dog Slobber Splash Blocker.Monday, January 25, 2016
A what now?
|Ah, teaser! Keep reading!|
I mean, I'm still a little freaked as wow, I've created a towering workload for myself. How the heck is little ol' me gonna pull off this massive bathroom miracle?
|Yep. Here we are. (But isn't the brick awesome?!?!)|
At one point or two or ok several I got worried, like omg Mike is totally going to file for divorce and/or toss me in a loony bin and/or kill me.
If he hasn't after ten and a half years of togetherness, and he has not, I should be in the clear. Love is...succumbing to your wife's house destroying tendencies? Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Next step is tub removal in order to keep going, a step I suspect I might be unable to accomplish solo. Cough, cough, ahem...Mike....
And I don't have enough of the Antares copper tile to use on both walls. Unless I find some filler to mix in as the Antares is out of stock well, everywhere. Of course. Hm. Regardless, 20x20's on a three foot wide span will require a keen, thoughtful layout. Filler might help, hm....
Buuuuuut in the mean time, yeah, heh, back to averting, diverting, other projects!
So say you've got this ginormous beast of a dog with a proportionally large drinking apparatus. And say said hound drinks oodles of water to tank up that oversized body of his. And then say when he does drink water, he slobbers and splashes and sprays it all over the damn place.
Ya know, like all in slow motion, water spewing everywhere (click it, seriously) hitting the walls, the floor, his face, anything within a ten foot radius.
And then say you just repainted the kitchen wall. Only to discover that when water gets on it, it's extra streaky. Boo.
I should have put up some form of wall protection a long time ago but never did. The whole area, amazingly, is not ruined but now that the wall is repainted a leaning-more-permanent shade, it was time. Time indeed.
We begin tonight, folks, with a water bowl stand. Humble and messy and drenched.
Upon dragging one upstairs and propping it between the bowl and the wall, with furrowed brow, I harrumph'ed. UNattractive. Walked away.
|Lame and unattractive.|
How can I make this.....ah ha! A city skyline! That's way way better!
After some quick measurements of key items on the wall, I scurried to the basement and began drawing it up.
Nothing complicated really. Just random shapes, trying to keep the center area practical yet stylish.
|Little hard to see the pencil lines there, apologies.|
|Cuttin' them there straight lines.|
|Cuttin' them there more finer details and corners.|
|Mmk! Paint 'er up time!|
Which has worked stunningly well by the way, that Plasti Dip stuff. Considering how drenched the stand gets. Cha-ching!
Right, so spray painting indoors in winter? Bad idea. Of course. Don't do it. I set up shop in the basement bathroom with the exhaust running and a fan. Stinky and not advised. Don't.
|If I had little baby cans of spray paint, mini graffiti would have been fab!|
Which turned out to be random leftover screws I had, some washers for a dressed up "industrial" effect, and some plain ol' wall anchors.
|Hey, a screw and a washer!|
|Ha! How funny! And ha, the outlet is not squared! Dammit! That won't make me insane at all.....|
|hahaha, totally cracking myself up!|
|Peer in there real close, you'll see the droplets on the thingie and not the wall! Yay!|
Mike gave me a guffaw, a grin, and said it was cute. Eeeeee, thumbs up!
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