Friday, April 1, 2011

paint chip love


embroidered paint chips :: lisa solomon
fabric paint chip placemats :: avril loreti
 origami butterflies :: laylaloustudio


oh the infinite possibility that lies in a paint chip!
a chance for domestic change &  newness &amp in a pretty little swath of colour.

i'm obsessed with paint chips these days. we've repainted the guest room here {stay tuned for fun DIY before and afters soon!} , and  up next is  my mom's bedroom for a little colourful pick-me-up! 

so it's paint-chips-taped-to-walls-in-every-room!

i saw avril loreti's gorgeous new paint chip placemats earlier this week (yet another brilliant fabric design by that superstar!) and thought a round-up of paint chip art & projects was inspiringly in order!

why not live with beautiful paint chips everyday!?
have a paint colour you're lovin' lately? 
i'd love to hear.
have a colourful weekend, sweeties.

notebooks :: magnusjournals
 flag bunting :: natashaearly
art print :: paperstories
DIY mobile: homemadesimple
DIY card holder :: designverb
DIY poster project :: kitschy-boo
stitched card :: daniellehope Art
DIY wall project :: sally tv
 colourful wall :: pinterest

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  1. WOW! Who knew you could do all of that with paint chips. I wonder if home improvement stores are experiencing a bunch of women running in and getting a bunch of the free samples? LOL!

  2. Hmmm, I may be making a trip to the paint store this weekend!

    PetalPetal and VintageChildModern

  3. These are WOW WOW WOW! I love that embroidery art at the top!!

    My favorite is anything yellow these days. We just did our kitchen over in a soft lemon yellow and I love how calming it is in the mornings.

  4. Fantastic! We'll be painting our living space soon, and I just taped up a bunch of paint chips this afternoon. I was looking for some fun inspiration for what to do with them when I'm done :)

  5. I love this! What a ton of great ideas for something you just normally throw away! Thanks so much! Now I just need to decide which idea to start with first! Tough!

  6. These are fabulous!

    I've got a crush on silver these days. We redid our bathroom in tone on tone silver and I love going in!!

  7. This is so much fun!! Tons of great ideas :)

  8. I love this! I'm a color junkie! :)


  9. Thanks for sharing all of these kristal! I can't help collecting paint chips every time I go past the paint department. I have a drawer full and I figured someday I'd use them for something! :)

  10. here's a link to a paint chip garland tutorial! :)

  11. seriously, in a kajillion years I would have NEVER thought of such amazing and adorable things to do with paint chips -clever.

  12. yay!
    i'm so glad we're ALL such adoring fans of tonal colour!

    thanks for all of your lovely words, nicies!

    aren't these all fabulous?


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!