August 30, 2011

The Private Life of Paint Chips

Like last month, we showed you tons of ways to work and re-work simple ole' mason jars.  Now this month we will show you the "Many Faces" of Paint Chips, you know those colorful things you can get for free at any Home Improvement store.  When I was a little girl and got to go to the Home store with my parents I would snag tons of them and dream about painting my walls a bright purple.  Now that I am all grown up, I can use them to make art, as gifts, place settings, tons of uses that never crossed my mind as a young klepto. 

Make-over your Stairway with Paint Chips

Paint Chips as Place Cards

Gift Boxes from Paint Swatches

Paint Chip Art

Paint Chip Punch Garland

Paint Sample Coasters

Paint Chip Lampshade

I also came across some fun things that you can buy that are inspired by paint chips, the brand PANTONE is a familiar one and seems to have invented the Paint Chip.  You can talk on a paint chip, drink from one or even sit on a paint chip. 

Another Paint Chip Inspired find was of this young Connecticut Artist Shawn Huckins and his Paint Chip Series.  I am obsessed with the scale

Hope this has inspired you to snag a few Paint Chips next time you are at the Home Improvement store and come up with or create something for less.  Happy Snagging. 


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