I am in oops paint heaven! When I was in the local Benjamin Moore store, picking out my kitchen cabinet paint for my next big project, I came across this fabulous deep aqua oops paint. I couldn't wait to get home and pick out my target!!!
I settled on my country red step stool. It no longer fits in the aqua-fied mudroom that I've created. I really love the dip dye trend. I've been pinning away all the wonderful projects I've seen and here was the perfect opportunity for me to try it out with my fresh, happy teal-aqua-turquoise-whatever-we're-calling-it-today oops paint.
Here's how the step stool looked yesterday:
Time for an update! And we won't talk about the fact that this was updated less than a year ago now will we?
Off I went into my workshop to sand all the paint off the lower part of the step stool. I also lightly sanded the upper part since I had painted this with chalk paint and topped it with wax. It was really difficult to get the paint out of the joints, so I gave up the ghost and decided it would look like a distressed dip dye job instead. LOL
I picked the section I wanted to keep free of paint, taped it off and painted the top portion of the step stool. I love love love this look!!! Plus this is a handcrafted solid maple step stool and I was happy to see some of the lovely wood grain together with the pretty aqua. After the paint dried, I wiped mineral oil on the exposed wood and let it seep in. I haven't buffed it yet because I plan to leave it for 24 hours before I do that but I couldn't wait to share...
and now in it's new home:
I painted the mirror to match. I can't help myself, I HAVE TO PAINT.
If you want to see my mudroom makeover highlights, click on the photo below (which shows the old step stool look)
Have a happy and creative week!