I received many emails about my little project in the garage. Here is the current status.
With a little help from my friends at Duron, I sanded those babies down and applied a few thin coats of oil-based polyurethane. I think it may have done the trick. The down side is that it takes FOREVER to dry. If you try this project yourself, here are a few tips:
1.) Make sure that you sand in between coats... I learned that the hard way.
2.) Prime it, spray one coat of spray paint to build a base, then roll on the next layer of paint.
3.) Don't do this project when it is 26 degrees outside.
As you can see my O'verlays arrived and they were much thinner than I expected, but I think that will be a good thing. Also, I was under the impression that they were wood... Not the case. They are more like a waxy foam board material.
I sanded them down (on top of our trashcan, I was running out of space another reason to wait until Spring!)
Then I sprayed them with a metallic gold paint. I love Krylon.
And now it's all drying. Tonight I will assemble them.
Stay tuned for the big reveal!