Friday, January 27, 2012

We {heart} Paint Chips!

Have you ever used paint chips for anything other than choosing a color to paint your walls? If not, you must try it! This was an easy project I did this morning while my baby was napping :) Now that my mantel is finished, I decided to give my framed chalkboard a quick Valentine's update.... Here are a few other views of my uplcycled "canvas to chalkboard" project:



 And now, here it is for Valentine's Day:



I have this heart punch that has been collecting dust in my craft room, and I thought it would be really cute to put a twist on the ever-popular triangle pennant... and make a heart pennant. I wanted to use several shades of pink, to go along with my ombre yarn letters.


I went to Home Depot and grabbed a variety of pink paint samples. I used my heart punch to punch them all out, then I took some white twine and hot glued them on the twine. I hung the pennant up using regular old Scotch tape! Such an easy project, and it was basically free {since I had all the supplies on hand + free paint chips!}


I updated my winter coffee filter wreath with some simple fabric & lace flowers, and that's it! I love seeing this new vignette every time I walk into my dining room :)


Check out these other fabulous projects using paint chips:

Create your own work of art by framing them...




Source: abeautifulmess.typepad.com via My Sister's on Pinterest


Make some beautiful party decorations...

 


Source: curbly.com via My Sister's on Pinterest


Use them as gift tags...

 
Source: realsimple.com via My Sister's on Pinterest


and my FAVORITE... use them to create an entire wall treatment! Isn't this gorgeous??

I hope this gives you guys some inspiration to go raid your local paint store today!
Linking to:
Thirty Hand Made Days The DIY Show Off Todays Creative Blog Tip Junkie handmade projects It's Overflowing HouseofHepworths

27 comments:

  1. I have never thought to actually use paint samples for ideas such as these! Thank you for sharing :) I have a cooking blog a would love for you to stop by. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks Audra, I will have to stop by and check it out! I had fun looking at all the cool paint chip projects out there :)

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  2. I love the paint chips as a wall treatment. My children have a hideaway nook under our stairs that is kinda drab. I may try this on at least one wall. I think they would love it.

    I'm a new member and have enjoyed reading some of your older posts. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Jessica :) I'm trying to find a place to do this in my house too :) We're just renting so I think it could be a fun temporary wall treatment! Thanks for following!! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Love the valentine wreath and great use of paint samples!

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  4. Hey guys! Just found your blog! Love it! Also, glad to see your gonna do some magic on that awesome headboard you bought from us! I can't wait to see what it looks like! (Send me before and after pics and Ill post it on out blog if you would like!) Wish I could have met you when it was delivered, from the things on here I bet we would get along great! Anyway, just wanted to say hi!
    Annalee Taylor (whiteplacefleamarket.blogspot.com) or my private blog (ourtaylorlife.blogspot.com)

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    1. I'm so excited you found us! I'm working on the headboard, just taking staples off right now :) I might email you if I have any questions... hahaha! I've never recovered a tufted headboard that was already done :) I love all your furniture! I've been eying that blue and white chair that's been on Craigslist... gorgeous!

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  5. Have 3 decks of paint chips - have that stairwell pinned. Think I may have to do that in my basement! Following along!
    Kelly

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  6. I love this idea! Looks great! It would make me smile too! Thanks for the inspiration, Visiting from TT&J.

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  7. Super cute!! I love your wreath too. And that chalkboard= LOVE! I recently bought a huge vintage framed chalkboard that I used for our Christmas countdown and now for Valentine's Day. I love switching it up, just like yours!
    Have a great weekend.
    xo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

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  8. Wow.. Love it! Specially the wreath! I have seen these paint chips garland a lot on Pinterest. I want to make one now!

    Stopping by from TT & J and would LOVE for you to come by and link this up at my “Create and Inspire” Party! :)
    http://www.littleinspiration.com/2012/01/create-and-inspire-party-giveaway-link.html

    Thanks so much!

    P.S. New follower

    Angie from A Little Inspiration

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    1. Thanks Angie!! We just linked up a few of our latest projects, what a fun party! Have a great week :)

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  9. Okay, just wanted to say you guys are amazing! I am your newest follower! Stop by and say hello sometime!

    Kendall
    {songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

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  10. This turned out fantastic!! I love paint chips! I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

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  11. i say your photo on the girl creative link party and had to click over. the garland is perfect and i especially love your white wreath!

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    1. Thanks!! You are so sweet. I'm so glad you clicked over :) Hope you can come back soon!

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  12. This is beautiful! I love this idea and you have made something functional, fun and pretty, great job!

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  13. I LOVE the heart pennant!! And your wreath is gorgeous!

    I would love it if you linked this up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

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  14. Thanks for all the ideas. I especially Love The wall treatment idea

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  15. Love this, what a great idea!! Beautiful wreath!

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  16. I'm letting you know you've been featured on Design, Dining + Diapers! The wreath is amazing! http://designdininganddiapers.com/2012/01/top-10-tuesday-valentines-day-wreaths/

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  17. This project is awesome! Paint chips are so versatile...and my favorite price. :)It would be super cool if would come by today to enter my giveaway for a $50 Lowe's gift card and to link up to my very first party! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/imagine-the-impossibilities-link-party-1/
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  18. Holly... I don't think I have seen a project of yours yet that isn't fabulous! The wreath and the paint chip garland is just perfect! Take care!

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  19. Your wreath and heart garland are so pretty!

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  20. So cute!! I love it!! Thanks for linking up! Just checking, did you see my Lisa Leonard giveaway yet?


    XO, Aimee

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