I have something great to share with all of you, but first I have a little something I need to get off my chest. I hope I don’t offend any of you, but it has been bothering me for the longest time. Why in the heck does everyone use the stupid word verification on their blog comments? You know, where you have to type in the dang numbers and letters before your comment shows up.
Do we not want people to comment on our blogs? I know I do. I love getting comments, so I want to make it as easy as possible for people. But sometimes I feel like I am the only one. I also love leaving comments from people, but I am getting so tired of typing in random letters. Especially when I type them in only to be told, “your comment will be visible after approval.” Really? If you’re going to read all the comments before you allow them, then why the heck do I have to type in the dang letters?
Now before you tell me about spammers, let me just say this. I have four blogs (yes, I’m crazy, I know.) I do not require word verification on any of them. In the past 10 months, I had one spammer. They left a bunch of comments with a link to an add for Nike shoes. I saw the comments and deleted them. It took me about 2 minutes. No big deal.
So I have a question for you. If you have word verification on your blog, why do you use it? Do people just not know how to turn it off, or is there really a reason for it that I don’t know about. Please let me know.
Oh, and I am totally fine with blogs that don’t post comments till they have been approved. I actually prefer this a hundred times more than comment verification. I just don’t think it’s necessary to do both.
OK, I’m done. I hope that all of you will still be my friend. Cuz I still love ya even if you make me type in the letters. I just wanna know why. Thank you. I feel much better now.
Back to my regularly scheduled post:
I have been looking for oil rubbed bronze for over a month now. I checked Lowe’s, Home Depot, and our local hardware store, but none of them ever had any. I checked the Krylon site and saw that K-Mart is also a supplier, so I crossed my fingers and headed there.
Yay! They had it. I was so happy that I actually let out an excited little yell. The lady stocking the shelves heard me and said, “Well, I’m glad we had what you needed.” I bet she never saw anyone that excited in K-mart before!
I brought it home and got right to work.
We needed a new toothbrush holder for our bathroom. The old rubbed bronze variety is at least $12 at the store. Even on sale! I found this one at DI (thrift store), for 75¢.I washed it in really hot soapy water. Then I soaked it in bleach. Cuz I am a bit of a germ freak. Here it is after a couple coats of spray paint:Luuuv it!
Next I decided to do my cabinet knobs. Here they are in all their glory:
Here they are after a couple coats:If we ever actually finish our bathroom, you will be able to see what they look like on the cabinets. Hopefully someday before I die.
I just love this spray paint. It is amazing how much it really does look like oil rubbed bronze. I am so excited to start using it on more projects. I’m thinking I have a few light fixtures that could use a good face lift. Woohoo!
For other beautiful ideas, check out Beautiful Life at the Inspired Room.