Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easy Paint Chip Wall Art

I originally saw this on Pinterest. And since then I have seen tons of different versions. Jennifer from Life Crafts & Whatever made her own super awesome version. Go check it out. 

I was super excited to make this. Most of the ones I have seen have been made with plywood. I'm not crazy about plywood so I decided to use a 24x36 canvas. I went to Walmart and grabbed a ton of samples in all different colors. (I love Lowes too much to take all of their samples. Ha.) They were really an awkward shape and I needed them to be 3x4 to fit on my canvas how I wanted them to. I used a ruler and my Cricut paper trimmer.
 
After they were all cut, the Boyfriend and I laid them all out on the canvas and moved them around until we got them how we wanted them.
We used a spray adhesive to stick the paint chips to the canvas. We sprayed the canvas AND the back of the paint chips just to make sure they were going to stick. Once we got them all sprayed and stuck, we Mod Podged! When I started mod podging I noticed that some of the corners were kind of rolling up. I was ok with it not being "perfect", I was just worried about them pealing off so I used lots of Mod Podge and did 2 coats just to be sure they weren't going anywhere.


LOTS of Mod Podge.

After two coats of Mod Podge, I let it dry overnight.
I saw lots of them that were done using stain, but since I had glaze left over from a previous project I decided to use it. I just brushed it on with a bristly brush and wiped it off with a damp rag. I repeated "wipe on, wipe off" until I got the look I was going for. Because I used a white canvas, I brushed the glaze around the edges and just let it dry.






Glaze up close.

I went back over some individual paint chips to get the color I wanted. I had to let the glaze sit on some of them longer than others. 



I let it dry and hung it on the wall. My favorite project so far. It was super cheap (only the cost of the canvas, on which is used a 40% off coupon) and fun! Not to mention incredibly easy!!
On the wall. 

A better idea of the size. Forgive the ugly table...I am on the hunt for a new one =)
Well, there she is! Are you inspired to make Paint Chip Wall art of your own?! I hope so!!

Happy Wednesday Y'all!!
Jen

6 comments:

SensationallySarah said...

What a cool idea!! I can't wait to make one of my own!
Consider me your newest follower!

Kelly @ Live Laugh Rowe said...

What a great idea! Thanks for linking up. Love your blog. New follower and fellow believer. Hugs!

Kelly

Emily Meyers said...

Hey Jen! I just added myself to your followers for support, and wanted to invite you to come follow my blog and be a part of a really fun giveaway I’m having!
Hope to see you there! Thanks!

http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/04/time-for-giveaway.html

Jen said...

Thanks Ladies! I am so so glad you all enjoyed it! It was super easy and it looks great in our entry way!!

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

I love it Jen, that post from Jen of Life, Crafts and Whatever was the very first post I ever read on her blog. Thanks for linking up on SweetTalkin' Sunday!

Polkadot-pretties said...

Thank you for linking up this fabulous project!!!!
I hope you will stop by tomorrow and link up another great project
http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire xox