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Since Lacie and I continue to be slacking on our blog (tax season is going to be rough), so I decided to mix it up slightly do a Whimsy post. It happens once every couple of months so you’ll have to treasure my creativity for a little bit here!

Scott and I decided we need to begin paying attention to home decor, we both are awful at it but realize we want to add some flair to our boring walls. However, this often costs money so I’ve been doing some research into Do-It-Yourself type crafts and found one where the blogger made a picture out of paint chips and it looked awesome! One weekend, we decided to go to Lowe’s and randomly got a bunch of paint chips of all colors, cut them into squares and tried our best. However, it was an epic fail. We hung it up on the wall for awhile but all we could see were our zillions of errors (not cutting the squares perfectly, not lining up the squares properly, having no general color theme, etc). Scott and I both being slightly OCD found this picture to be more distracting then anything else so we decided to try again with a little more precision and were more successful this time around! Take a look:


If you are interested, here is how you do it!

Materials:

  • Picture Frame (any size)
  • Paint Chips (I recommend getting chips that only have on color per paint chip to reduce cutting)
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Scissors or paper cutter
What to do:
  1. Measure out height and width of picture frame and measure out individual paint chips. Mark chips where you need to cut (if necessary).
  2. Cut each paint chip diagonally into two triangles set aside (Note: if you want to do it like ours you need to cut some on each diagonal, we didn’t realize that Scott did it in error but it ended up working out!)
  3. Lay out paint chips on matte or paper provided in the picture frame. Arrange until you like the color scheme.
  4. Take double sided tape and tape these down one section at a time make sure you line up the ends of each triangle properly to make the rectangle.
  5. Put into frame and admire your hard work! 🙂
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