After years of working in the shop cutting, sanding, painting, sawing, and gluing, I've really come to appreciate things that are handmade and personally customized. This is why I decided (against the better judgement of my husband--oh you of little faith!) to customize my freakin' amazing computer tower. I spent so much time nerding it up on the computer that it made perfect sense to me to make it pink and girly! Mind you, it's not finished yet but I wanted to show you a little peek at my process and where it's at now. :D
This is what I started with, the Antec Skeleton computer tower. Pretty cool design but very masculine, don't you think?
This was the most meticulous part of the process, taping off everything that can't get paint on it. I double-wrapped all wires and important hardware inside with plastic, then sealed off the inside with more tape and plastic. Pretty sure hubby was rolling his eyes at me during this section. ;)
Next, I borrowed my parents garage to spray paint. We placed the computer on top of a few crates with plastic so that the garage wasn't sprayed pink and also so I could get low around all of the undersides and crevices. It took 2 cans of baby pink spray paint and 4-5 good coats. I also went back over it with a few coats of a sparkle top coat that I bought at the auto supply shop!
I wore a pink hoodie so that any flyaway spray paint wouldn't look so obvious. Hehe. The SARS mask was so that I wouldn't get even more sick than I already was. (Bad Jen!)
After I let my baby dry overnight I carefully peeled off all of the tape and here was the result! Baby pink goodness.
Hubby was darn impressed, if I do say so myself. Thank you, thank you. -brushes shoulder-
In return for my hard effort, he may have actually put the guts of the computer together for me. :p
I know this isn't the best shot but I wanted to show a close-up of the holographic goodness of the top coat. The sparkles are so fine, it's hard to get it on camera but if you look in the middle of the photo here you can see a bit of the rainbow effect.
I decided to record a video showing the SUPER AWESOME EFFECTS of the color-changing fan and the sparkly rainbowy goodness of the finish. Please do watch as the photos themselves do no justice to all of the crazy lights playing around the real thing. :D
Wahahaha, I am a crafty one but what can I say? I love my pink.