Here's the baseball bat painted. I wanted to do it myself but my dad got a hold of it and ended up doing it himself. He sanded all of it and put two or three coats of paint on it. It was almost rough to the touch, something you wouldn't really wanna be feeling against your skin for a long period of time. He wanted to put some was on it but we didn't have any. As a replacement we used Scentsy wax. What's that? Have you ever seen those little pots that you plug in and there's a light on the inside? Well you put a little scented square of candle wax in the top of it and the candle melts it, filling the area with lovely smells. So long story short, the bat is now covered in a light candle wax coat xD
In the end I decided not to add on to the width since it would cost more than I care to spend at the time and since I can just go out and buy a better bat sometime later.