I was away from this project building some Econowaves
and a voice-interactive unicorn
. But all the while I have been enjoying my THT LP. Burning Man is fast approaching, so it is time to finish this sucker.
I had painted my THT LP with white primer a while back. I was originally thinking that I could just leave it that way, but I realized that primer isn't really a good finish. It seemed to stick to the towels that it was sitting on a little bit, and generally just seemed prone to sticking or staining. So I painted over the primer with some "Snow White" satin trim paint that I had left over from a recent painting project. It probably would have been better to use exterior paint, but this is what I had, so I used it. It sharpened the look -- brighter white and a little shiny.
I gave that a day to dry and then painted my first bacon strip tonight. Here's how to paint a 6-foot strip of bacon in 5 easy steps:
1. Find your vision of the perfect strip of bacon
2. Print it out.
3. Sketch the bacon on your subwoofer. I drew gridlines at 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 of the length of the bacon strip, and a line down the middle on both the printout and the subwoofer to help me freehand sketch the bacon strip. I just sketched the big lands and didn't worry about precision.
4. Get some paint. I got a Behr sample book from Home Depot and picked some bacon colors. I bought sample-sized containers of Spiced Pumpkin (PMD-80) and Mission Tile (PMD-42). I also got two other colors, PMD-30 and PMD-22, but I don't think I'm going to use them.
5. Paint! I used a single foam brush for both paints, and just squeezed out on a paper towel a bit between colors. The colors can mix a little without being a problem. You don't need to paint very carefully.
Done! It turned out much better than I expected. The image is quite "baconic" even with just two colors and my unskilled painting. I've got another strip to paint on the other side.
I also included a pic of the "fried egg" pillows below. This will be both a sub and a bench at my Burning Man camp. I'm debating whether I should paint the top a dark gray / black so it looks like the eggs are on a pan/griddle. Or maybe paint a "veggie bacon" strip up there. What do you think?
For anyone who is going, our theme camp is the Rancho Amarillo Collective at ~4:20 between C and D. You are quite welcome to stop by and see how it turns out.