Saturday, August 30, 2008

Oops Paint



I found this yummy oops paint ( paint that's been mistinted or in this case returned by someone) at Home Depot yesterday and thought it would be perfect for this mirror which I'm putting in my screened in porch. $5 for a whole gallon of paint! I'm sure most of you already know about this, but you can get quarts for $1 and gallons for $5 at the HD in the "oops" section by paint. They also have closeout colors of spray paint. I don't know how much they are at Lowe's.







I've had this mirror for months and knew I wanted to paint it but wasn't sure what color until I saw that paint. A first coat on the mirror. I was going to paint it totally solid but I kind of like how that original color peeks through. My husband says it's very "Vampire Lestat"! I'll see when it's all dry if I'll do a second coat.

I'm liking this color so much I'm going to repaint that red ladderback chair this color. That's the great thing about paint - all it takes is time to transform something!




23 comments:

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

I love 'oops' paint...I have 3 gallons on hand now, and they're just waiting to provide the inspiration for a new project. I love that color on the mirror!

Fran said...

I will have to look for some "oops" paint! I have been spray painting thrifted items for my daughters apartment at school all week. I kept coming inside and getting something else to paint and decided it was time to stop!

Thanks for your good decorating ideas and welcome back!

Frannycakes

Bella Casa said...

If you have ever visited my site, you know I am an Aqua girl, lol, so I love that color for your mirror! I need to check out that Oops paint, thanks for the tip!

Nice to meet you :)

Bella

Rhonda in OK said...

I was at our Lowes today and their gallons of mistints were $5 too. I don't remember how much the smaller ones were.
Lowes had quite a few mistints today, I'ver heard holiday weekends are when they usually have a lot of them too.

your blue is lovely!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

OH! I love that color! I sneak it into my red/yellow color scheme here and there too!
Hugs,
Penny

Kathleen Grace said...

I love that blue, and I love oops paint! I have way too much of it, but it is so cheap how can you not pick up a quart now and then?

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow, that's a great shade of blue too!! I know about Oops paint, but it seems my Home Depot only has gross colors like orange and fuscia when I'm looking for some.

Blessings,

Sher

Katy said...

That turned out great on the mirror! :) I love your OOPS paint! :) What a great color and a great price! :)

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

I'll have to check the oops paint when I go to HD again.
Wonderful color for the mirror.

Have a happy labor day.

Ciao

Screaming Meme said...

I love mistakes! :) Thx for the reminder!

Darlene said...

That oops color looks good to me. I too like the other color showing through.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Manuela, I've got you on Bloglines now so I can keep up with all the new posts. So happy you are back. I love this aqua paint, what a happy oops paint you found. This is my favorite new color too & I really want to do a guestroom of mine in this color...and I will.

Enjoyed reading your financial post too, that was really informative. I commend you for taking charge over your finances & coming to all those conclusions.

Cottage Contessa said...

I love the colour it's so pretty! Can't wait to see the finished product hanging up. Wishing you a lovely day sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Stephanie said...

What a great suggestion! I always forget to look through the oops paint, but that could really save me some $!

Thanks for visiting our blog - we had a great time in Atlanta! And you are right, the weather was perfect!

Kelli said...

That is one of my favorite colors...what a great project!
~Kelli

Jen r. said...

I love oops paint! Have you bought paint at the habitat for humanity restore? it's 4 for a gallon and .25 cents for a quart!

Christina said...

So pretty and such a deal. I never find good oops paint.

Thanks for stopping by our blog. My daughter loved her birthday wishes.

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

I just bought a 5 gallon of ooops. painted two rooms and will probably use it for some Fall projects too. I love this color on your mirror. I am so glad that you are back!!!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Welcome back Manuela, it's nice to see you in blogland. I've missed you. Love that color!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Love that blue paint & I'm so glad you're back blogging again!
Hugs, DebraK

mrsjones6 said...

That color is amazing! I have never bought "oops" paint, but unfortunately created some! That is a great idea for small projects around the house!
I like how the old color shows through on the mirror as well.
Have a great week,
Jen

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Can't wait to see the mirror in place!

Jerusalem said...

ohhh I love Opps Paint! And I love that color - what a great find!