Thursday, September 1, 2011

Paint Chip Picture

I have been trying to decorate this apartment of mine and Shane’s, and while I’m trying to figure out themes and colors, the one thing I know I want is a blue/white kitchen. So, since it’s the only room I’m POSITIVE of how I want it to turn out, I started looking for DIY ideas.

Whew!! I was stalking Pinterest and was led to this lovely lady’s blog, where I found a craft I just had to try! And it worked perfectly with the blue/white theme I wanted!

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A paintchip picture! I’ll let the lovely Carmie tell you guys how the paint chip part is done, just click here! I’ll show you how I did the frame, since that was all MOI!

I started with a wooden 5x7 frame bought from the Dollar Store, and some white acrylic paint.

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Pretty simple stuff here, painted the frame white! Two coats later I painted an acrylic gloss on top of the white, since I wanted a shiny look, not a matte look.

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Finally, I used some blue paper flowers and white glitter brads to make some flowers to add to the corner just for a splash of color on the simple frame.

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I am so in love with this! I think it looks sweet and beachy and romantic.

6 comments:

  1. That is the cutest thing ever!! I absolutely love it!

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  2. So lovely and so much better than mine :) I think I am going to make one as a gift for my niece with each row one color. I love yours better!

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  3. OMG! What a great idea! I love this new crafty side you're sharing :) My inner crafter is itching to come out!

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  4. That looks great! Your decorating skills are awesome!

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