Thursday, April 21, 2011

Aqua Obsession

Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Aerosol Paint 12 Ounces Blue Ocean Breeze 1000A4-51512; 4 Items/OrderI have an obsession with aqua lately. I'm surrounded by such intense colors in my room (red, black and white) that I felt the need to put something fun and colorful in there. Hence, aqua obsession. I'm slowly, but surely adding in bright aqua pieces.
Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze 5 Ball Decorator Aerosol Paint

I saw this Krylon Ocean Breeze at Walmart, and said, "She will be mine. Oh yes, she will be mine." Not really. Although, I do quote Wayne's World a lot. Who can pass up a good, "psycho hose-beast?" I digress. This was the exact color I wanted to introduce to my room. Room meet Ocean Breeze. Ocean Breeze meet Room. Problem was, I didn't have anything to make aqua.

Ew. You's ugly.

Cue Flea Market Collectibles & Things, where I found a super gaudy, gold mirror. To anyone with spray paint, a gross, old mirror like this is a freaking jackpot find. Don't believe me? Check any of the blogs I read, they all want this crap. I have caved to blog peer pressure, and I wanted it too. So I got it, for a decent price. My mom looked at me like, "Seriously?" Yes, mother, seriously. My lovely grandmother would have kept it in this gold color, and it would match the other 231298274 gold frames and mirrors in her house. She knows how to make gold work. It works for her. Not my style. Homie don't play dat. Just like my aversion to browns, I have an aversion to golds. They assault my eyes and my general sense of happiness.

Apparently, that box was from a drugstore.
Here's the mirror, mid-makeover. I don't love the color that it was looking like at that point. I started to freak out a little bit, thinking it was going to be that powder blue. NOT aqua. I do not have a powder blue obsession. Not cool, wet paint, not cool. Thankfully, it dried into a lovely aqua. I should probably wait to freak out until the paint is dry.

The thing that actually made me semi-freak out was that I clearly didn't do a great job taping the cardboard to the mirror, because little aqua particles were ALL over the mirror when I took them off. I had no idea if it would come off, or if I was doomed to look through grains of paint for eternity. Thankfully it scraped off.... albeit not easily. I spent a while scraping it off, and really didn't do a great job cleaning it before putting it on my wall. Someday, when I care enough, or get sick of the smears, I'll actually clean it. For now, it brings the right shade of aqua into the corner of the gigantor master bedroom. Good job, me! (Stay tuned, I might get nuts with some glaze to make it look more aged and antique-y.

Hey baby, lookin' good.

Next up, an aqua gun rack. "A gun rack? What am I gonna do with a gun rack? I don't even own A gun, let alone many to necessitate an entire rack? What am I gonna do with a gun rack?" Oh Wayne, you slay me.

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Jessie said...

I love the mirror! I have always been an aqua fan as well. It looks awesome!!!

Sara said...

Oh my I LOVE your aqua obsession...I have the same one and just LOVE red black and white too!! I am following you now via blogfrog hop!! ;)

Jessi said...

I have been keeping my eye for a mirror like this! great job

lizilla said...

Thanks all! Keep your eyes peeled for your own crazy old mirrors.

Katie said...

So cute! I have an aqua/turquoise obsession too, but unfortunately it doesn't go with my wall colors.. so I just paint all my outdoor furniture aqua! Love your mirror!!

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Love your mirror. thanks for the Krylon color tip. I like to use aqua as an accent color especially with the color beige like sand. i think it looks very much like the beach. Aqua water, beige sand.

nataly said...

I Love aqua too.. My kitchen is very aqua. I’m your newest follower. Please follow

Momma C said...

I have been crackin' up reading your blog this morning! What A HOOT! I can just picture in my mind all sorts of comical adventures in the world of you!
PS: Gold... belongs on my body in the form of jewelry... I TOTALLY would have painted that sucker too! Now I just need to find some good flea markets nearby. The ones I have found are not so great... (too many buckets of old rusty nails!)