Update: Thanks to Brandi's expertise, I now know that I have a Trompe de Chasse and not a "French horn looking instrument" :)
I mentioned how I planned on painting it blue as a nod to the blue French horn Ted stole for Robin in an episode of How I Met Your Mother and a lot of you seemed to be as excited about the idea as I was! Well guess what happened Wednesday night? The French horn went from brass to blue!
Painting it was pretty simple. I took the price sticker off, removed its sticky residue with some Goo Gone, and then washed the entire thing with some soap and water. I let it dry for a little bit before taking it outside and spraying it with a few thin and even coats:
I chose Rustoleum's "Deep Blue" spray paint because it looked very similar to the blue used on the HIMYM French horn:
After it was dry to touch, I brought it into my garage and let it cure for 24 hours before hanging it on the wall:
I'm not actually sure if it's going to end up hanging somewhere or if it'll be used as a decorative item in a vignette.
What would you do with the French horn if it was yours?