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).