Last fall I participated in the Pinterest Challenge (fall edition), hosted by a few of my favorite blogs YoungHouseLove and Bower Power. Well, they’re back again! This time they brought along The Great Indoors and Hi Sugarplum! Stop by and give them a visit and check out the cool things others have done!
Here’s what I’ve been up to.
Decorating a new home can be challenging. Decorating a teenager’s room can be even more challenging! When we moved into our new home about two years ago, getting the kids settled into their new rooms was a high priority. However
everything many of the suggestions that they had were way too expensive for decor that they could soon grow tired of.
So I scanned the internet looking for cool and colorful ideas and found this. (here)
It was all pretty easy to put together. The hardest part was actually collecting all of the paint swatches. But since we were already in the home improvement stores almost daily (for real) it wasn’t that bad.
DIY Paint Chip Artwork
- Paint chips in assorted colors
- Glue (we used rubber cement)
- mat or board of some type
- rope light (optional)
- Determine your color palate and type of paint chips you prefer.
- Estimate the amount of each color needed, and add extra for mistakes.
- Collect chips. (Don’t feel guilty for taking so many. If you’re like me, the money I’ve spent in these stores has more than paid for them!) Plus, they’re FREE!!! And if it makes you feel better, collect them over a period of time instead of all at once.
- Determine your desired pattern and glue paint chips into place on board. Some chips may need to be cut to accommodate the entire board.
- Affix rope lighting to the back of the board.
- You’re done! Hang artwork then kick back and enjoy your masterpiece!
Monkey’s favorite color is purple. So we incorporated it, along with other bright and lively hues.
Here it is back-lit with the rope lights. It looks pretty cool.
We accessorized by purchasing a thrift store chandelier and spray painting it a bright color. Then added colorful tissue paper as flames.