Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Pinterest Paint Chip Art

During shopping for my DIY Jewelry Wall frames, I picked up an extra one.  Very basic but half off....thanks Hobby Lobby!

This pin caught my eye right away because I love hearts.  Of course Matt hates them.  So I got to thinking....what do I already own that would do the trick to satisfy my paint chip art desire?

Butterflies it would be!

I did feel a tad bit guilty for taking quite a bit of paint chip samples from Lowes, but seriously...that company gets so much money from our household, how could a few 30 paint chip samples hurt, right?

Some modification was made to the original post.  I used the back side of the picture frame instead of a canvas.  Spending more money was not my goal on this project though.  I couldn't find the adhesive foam tabs, so I bought sticky mounting tape and cut into small squares.  It worked perfectly.

Another tip that really helped me out was to place all the butterflies in the pattern and space beforehand.  That way I could eyeball it before I made a big mistake.  Also, for lack of yardstick/ruler I lined up each one with the previous so it would look even.  

And here she is.  Not the final step as I would like to paint the frame a gold/bronze color to match the other picture frames on the wall...but alas, I am out of paint and my need for instant gratification made me complete this post.   

 This was seriously easy and took me a few hours to finish.  Hooray Pinterest!


SANTIAGO said...

I like the fact you liberated the materials from Lowes. Nice job!

Christina Houge said...

I love this!!! I will definitely be trying this for my home!