I went to JoAnn's to buy the supplies. I was super excited. This was immediately one of those "Must Do" projects. I was going to simplify though. I love the idea of leaving the bottle caps in their natural state, you know, with the beer label still on them. I love the spray painted color look but I am using a bright turquoise tray so I thought the variety of beer caps would be a nice contrast. In my head all I had to buy was the acrylic water/epoxy, whichever I could find. Well, JoAnn's had neither so I temporarily gave up.
Fast forward to today. I went to Walmart on my way home from work and was thrilled to find acrylic water in the floral section, just as Michelle said it would be. I should have listened to her earlier, I just hate going to Walmart. Anyway, I left Walmart, ecstatic that I had my acrylic water and I could make my tray. I was sooooo excited! I had the last thing I needed, the spray paint sitting in my garage, a tray on the coffee table waiting to be remade, and I was sure I had a stash of bottle caps.
So I'm home ready to start and I go to look for my bottle caps. They live in a ceramic turtle one of my friends made for me in college. I hadn't checked to make sure there were actually bottle caps there, I just remembered storing them there back when we lived in our apartment. I had been saving them for something my sister was going to make. Well, apparently I threw them away when we moved. Turtle still exists, it's just empty. And I'm sad. Now I have to set about collecting bottle caps again. So I just texted my two beer drinking sisters and asked them to save beer caps for me. And I'm super disappointed I can't do my project now. If I had realized this like two weeks ago when I was originally going to start this project I could have had a good start on my bottle caps. Sad! So now it's going to be at least another few weeks, depending on beer consumption of others, before I can finish my tray.