I feel the need to preface the following rant with a disclaimer. I am not a conspiracy theorist in general, just with regard to the nail polish industry and the veggie dog/bun industries....anyway.
Several years ago I painted my toenails a bright ruby red. I felt super cute with my red toenails winking out from my peep toe pumps. I had long since given up painting my fingernails as the polish crumbled away when I so much as glanced at them. So, I resigned myself to toenail painting as that seemed to stay put much longer. Don't worry I am getting to the project in my own good time. I enjoyed my red toenails for a certain length of time and then decided that it was time to go natural for a bit. When I removed the polish I discovered that the red had discolored my toenails to a freakish and sickly yellow color, not unlike the color you'd imagine to find on a jaundiced toenails of someone on their deathbed. I gasped in horror and called my nurse mother, afraid that I had some toe fungus. She informed me that some polish just discolors the nail. Her advice was to paint over it until it grew out. I was pretty sure that this was a conspiracy created by nail polish companies to keep women buying. So I refused to cover it up and swore off the polish altogether. Two years later (toenails grow slooow) my normal toenails were fully recovered and not a drop of the polish had touched my keratin covered phalanges since then. I gave away all remaining polish and lived a more simple life.
So, what does any of this have to do with the project heading of this post? Well....I broke down about a month ago and bought some polish, after many many years of being polish free, with a different plan in mind. You see when we bought our house we inherited some appliances that most likely share a birth year with us. Our refrigerator is still working, but it has a seriously limited lifespan. We plan to replace it in due time, but we are in no hurry at this point. With that in mind I decided that I had free reign to do whatever to the fridge. I looked it over and wondered how I could jazz it up a bit. It hit me that I could paint the handles of the fridge with nail polish. So I picked up some polish and set to work.
I will say that this project took a lot longer than anticipated. I had to paint the handles with about 30 zillion coats of polish and I will probably add more still. With that said I think I like it better that I did before.
Just makes things a bit more personalized don't you think?