Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Paint Chip Wall Art

The walls are slowly becoming "accessorized" to coin a phrase from my daughter's favorite book Fancy Nancy.  I have been working on our guest room as my Mom is coming to visit in a couple of weeks and I want her room to feel welcoming.  As I mentioned yesterday, the repurposed headboard wall art I told you about yesterday was planned to put in the guest room but may just find its home in another room.  So I still needed a plan for this room.

I loved this idea over at Creative Passage for a paint chip mosaic and I new I needed to use this idea somewhere in my house.  Yesterday I was delivering a few boxes of girl scout cookies to a friend so I ran in to a thrift store that was in the same shopping center and found these awesome custom frames - I swear there were like 15 or 20 of them.  I grabbed 3, then stopped at Lowes to load up on some paint chips from their Seaside Retreat collection.

I kept the blues together, the browns together and the greens together and I love the look.  I simply layed them out, taped them with some scotch tape so they made a sheet.  I had to trim them slightly around the edge since this was a somewhat unusual frame size.  My chips had rounded corners which left a small opening at the corners so I simply taped a piece of copy paper to the back so that the openings were white.  I may go back and embelish each of those corners with something but I haven't decided.

I love how they turned out and can't wait to share the entire room but I have a couple of more projects before I will do the big reveal.  I did run back to the thrift store and pick up 6 more of the frames as I have an idea for our office with these frames and some gift wrap I picked up on clearance at Christmas.  At $2.00 each I couldn't resist.  These are really nice, custom frames with real glass.  I may even pull a couple of them apart and make a square fram with the long sides from 2 frames (and of course a smaller square using the remaining sides).


  1. Wow, they look great!! I love how you kept the colors together for the grouping! Very striking!

  2. I love paint chip art! I did one a couple of weeks ago, and it really brought a pop to our kitchen.


  3. I love how these turned out... what a neat project! I have only ever checked out Goodwill and the thrift store over by Casa Del Rio ... can you suggest some other good ones?

  4. I love these! I've been scanning through Home Depot and Lowes looking to make my own! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!


  5. Just linked this up on my blog! What a great idea!


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