Monday, June 27, 2011

Paint Chip Garland for My Studio.

I decided a few weeks ago that the big window in my studio needed a little dressing up. I didn't want to put the time and money into curtains so I decided to make a colorful garland to add some color and whimsy.

I gathered a bunch of paint samples from my local home improvement store. Some people might not be too keen on taking so many paint samples, but um, I'm keen.

I traced out big and small circles using lids from various things around the house. And then cut the circles out with my scissors. You could definitely use a large hold punch to punch out the circles, but they're about $20.00 (at least here they are!) and I wasn't about to spend that much for this one project.


I taped the circles in a random pattern to yellow string and draped them over the window! They are held up in the corners by clear push pins-- I just worked with what I had. 




I love the bit of happy whimsy it adds! And you might notice a few new additions to my wall since I last posted about it. More on those additions soon. :) 

My studio is slowly but surely becoming the fresh, relaxing space I envisioned back when I started transforming it. I think it's almost complete and I can't wait to take you on a full tour in a few weeks! 


lindsay

18 comments:

  1. oh my goodness i love this so much.
    oh wait. i don't love it as much as i love you. muwah.

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  2. How cute is that! What a fun idea!!!

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  3. adorable!! i love all the cute DIY ideas involving paint samples that i've been seeing around the blogosphere. i actually made bunting out of them on a handmade card i made hubby for valentine's day :)

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  4. This is a great idea AND I love that it was free! Would be tons of fun for a birthday party or graduation too ...

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  5. Such a great idea! I have tons of these laying around my house because my girls are always snagging dozens of colors they "just loooove" when we are at the store! ;) This would be a great way for me to get rid of them, um, I mean use them!

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  6. I love it! I've seen a couple things like that on Pinterest. It's such a quick and easy way to add color to a room. Great job!

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  7. that is adorable. cute color choice.


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  8. That is such a sweet little touch. I love it. Your studio is really starting to look nice. I'm jealous that you have one. Love the colors you used too.

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  9. What a cute idea. I'm not sure if I could swipe so many samples. I'd probably get asked what I was doing and feel really guilty. haha

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  10. very cool! i may borrow this when i move into a new apartment this coming fall up at school!! it adds some nice color with very little expense!

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  11. how funn! it would be cute if you cut them into heart shapes too. i'll have to try this some time! :)

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  12. Your so clever, i love this!

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  13. I have seen a couple different clever little ways of using paint samples to create something unique and cute. this is definitely a new one, though.
    Very clever and very cute! Adds just enough, without going overboard.

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  14. love love love it!! you have great color sense!! and i see my tiny hoop!!! :)

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  15. that's such a fab idea!! it's soo you!!

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  16. LOVE this idea!!! It's so fun and adds a great little touch of color! ::runs frantically to the paint store::

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