Saturday, August 13, 2011

DIY - paint swatch decorating

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This may have been the easiest yet most rewarding DIY project that I have ever undertaken. We decided to cover our gross beige cabinets with paint samples. Paint sample decorating - so easy and so FREE! That was the best part. As long as you feel comfortable going into a hardware store and awkwardly swiping stacks and stacks of paint samples, you're all set. Actually, we did have to buy the tape (blue painter's tape - $3.50) that we used for the project, but that was because we didn't have any other tape in our apartment.

We used paint samples from three different hardware stores and painter's tape for easy an easy take-down when the time comes.

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We had the brilliant idea (after the first two cupboards were already completed) to film some of the process. Here is a short video that shows the evolution of the final two. Also, the final outcome is a bit different for what you will see in the video - I decided I didn't like the last panel the way it came out the first time so I ended up changing it a bit - you'll see.



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12 comments

Jo said...

Wow wow wow! I love it! <3 They look so vibrant! And it is truly such a unique idea!

x
Lost in the Haze

Hannah said...

That is such a clever idea! And since they're just pieces of paper, you could use them to write notes&reminders. It would be fun and functional.

Meredith said...

That's so pretty! It reminds me of when my cousin was trying to decide on a color for her apartment so she painted all these swatches, and everyone thought that it was supposed to be like that, as a mosaic.

Bad Joan said...

Great idea! These look so bright and fun!

GTBB,
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http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

ATILIN said...

Loving it!!

Imogen said...

This is stunning! So creative and colourful. I absolutely love it well done. I have been into DIY lately but only clothes I'd love to do some different forms of DIY too.

Anna G said...

That's so adorable. It's adds lots of excitement to a boring space. I love this idea for a DIY.

M.Y.V said...

Cool! Cool! and Cool!
Hahahaa, I just can say that!
WOW! (゚○゚* )っ
What a brilliant think~~~

I like the colour, the idea, and your creativity ^^

Nefertiti said...

tres reussi ;O)

Carly said...

That looks so brilliant - I never would have thought of that! So effective and vibrant.
xxx

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!! What a phenomenal idea...it looks beautiful. I actually have a favorite paint chip its called kitten whiskers lol I should just steal a whole bunch of them and cover something in it.

vnikali said...

soo pretty
i love it
xx
www.vnikali.blogspot.com

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