The best things in life are free! Or almost free in this case. We are finishing the half bath rough-in that’s on the first floor of our townhouse. We finished painting a few weeks ago and I was seriously proud of how it great it looks! I’m glad our first painting project in our house was one wall in a half bath that probably measures about 10 x 6 feet. Huge accomplishment there!
Anyways, I got some cute hand towels from Home Goods that are yellow and figured a painting with a yellow color scheme would look good to hang above the toilet too. I found some really pretty paintings on Etsy and Minted, but in the end I wasn’t loving any of them, or their price tags, and that was before getting a frame too. Enter DIY Paint Chip Art. For some reason I’ve always loved that section of paint chips in the home improvement stores. I used to snag a few every time I want with my parents as a kid. I just liked them. Guess I just like things that are monochromatic. Which is why I thought the paint chips would make some good art.
All I did was grab a bunch of yellow paint chips from the home improvement store, some glue dots, a circle craft punch and a piece of white card stock. I punched a bunch of little circles out of different shades from the paint chips, then figured out how many circles I’d need to fit in the frame I got (at Target for like $10). The hardest part was arranging the circles on the card stock evenly, but I just kind of eye-balled it. I’m sure there is a more technical way of doing it but I’m not very technical. Luckily, the Glue-Dots I got were the “poster” kind so I could actually move the paint chip circle if I needed to after I put it down.
In the end, I spent next to nothing for a piece of art that I really love and am proud of. I can’t wait to see how it looks when our half bath is all finished!!