Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Paint Chip Art - Pinterest Challenge

In preparation for a new home project mom and I are about to take on, we headed over to the paint department at Home Depot.  I day dreamed about colors for our future home, while mom looked into a new paint color for their half bath.  The longer Behr chips have a little punch out in the bottom left hand corner so you can make your own ring.  I now have a different ring for our potential master bedroom, one for the master bath, one for the family room and one for our laundry room color choices.


While punching out the little tabs, I thought it would be a waste to just throw them out.  They were a perfect uniform shape and after looking through some of my paint chip pins on Pinterest (Thanks for the inspiration Two Girls Being Crafty and  Blue Velvet Chair!) I thought it would be a great project for Katie's (Bower Power) and Sherry's (YHL) Pinterest challenge!  I quickly swiped all of moms warmer tones from downstairs to contrast the cooler tones that Chris and I are feeling for our colors.  After playing around for a bit, I decided on a pattern and grouped them together.


A frame on sale at Micheal's, a little glue and this is what I came up with!


We have several black frame/white mat combos currently in storage and plan to make a gallery wall in our house.  I made the design with a vertical hanging in mind, but I don't think the horizontal view is half bad.


And a little close up of the punch outs in action.


Not too shabby for a piece of art that cost a total of $7.50 plus tax (the frame was 50% off, plus a bonus coupon of 25% off).  We now have a beautiful piece for our gallery wall and have a clear view on the colors we want to paint the main rooms.

Do you have a gallery wall in your house?  If so, is it a mix of art and pictures?

17 comments:

  1. wow, that's really clever of you and so pretty!

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  2. That looks awesome! Good job!

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  3. That is so cute!! What a great idea!!

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  4. Oh my gosh this is such a great idea! I love how it turned out!

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  5. This is so awesome! Might just be the best use for paint chips as art I've seen yet!

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  6. I really like this. I spent a long time trying to figure out what to do with my paint chips.

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  7. Awesome idea! This turned out so great!

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  8. So cute! I love this idea - it turned out so great!

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  9. So cute! What a great use for your chips!

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  10. Another great take on paint chip art! (I just read a blog post about creating a calendar with paint chips). Such a clever idea to use those little cut-outs to create flowers. And as you said, now you have all your paint colours represented in this piece of art :-)

    Funny you should ask about gallery walls - I just created a gallery wall in our hallway last week and linked up the tutorial to the Pinterest Challenge :-) Hope you'll stop by and check it out :-)

    Kelly

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  11. thats awesome - i love it - and am totally going to pin and do this one!

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  12. Looks great! I love using paint chips. I like that you used so many different colors.

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  13. So perdy! I love how the design snakes from frame to frame, great idea!

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