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Paint Chip Artwork

Hooray for Vacation! I am enjoying a week off from work  and I plan on finishing  a few home projects and working on a few new craft projects. This morning after my cup of coffee, while sitting in my pajamas, I whipped up this colorful piece for my hallway.

I have come across a lot of delightful artwork using paint chips. I quick search on Pinterest and I was inspired. So clever and no cost! Perfect.

I picked up the photo frame and paint chips months ago. My upstairs hallway has been making a transition and this piece is just the pop of color I wanted for a small space between my son’s bedroom door and the hallway door frame. I used a 2inch circle cutter and a craft glue stick.

I love all the shades of purple and with the circle cutter I was able to whip these out in minutes.

I cut a piece of card stock to  5×7 which is the print size of the frame.

I glued the circles on the card stock in an overlapping pattern and placed it in the frame. So easy and colorful!

The Paint Chip Artwork works well with the color scheme as purple is the “pop” color I am using for the hallway which I painted months ago using Behr Ultra in Silver Sateen.  This is the ceiling medallion mirror I put together which is also in the hallway. In looking at these photos I noticed the same paint color in different lighting! I do love the purple and gray! Paint Chip Artwork? Do it! Need inspiration? Go to Pinterest!

I will be linking up to some great parties this week. There is so much inspiration!

Skip to My Lou Made by You Monday, Homemaker on a Dime Creative Bloggers Party,

It’s all good. ~ Donna


Wedding Details ~ How to make a direction sign

Wedding planning involves a whole lot of details. It’s the small details that can up that cuteness factor. I am all about upping the cuteness factor! I used my favorite site, Pinterest to save wedding details that I happened upon while helping to plan my son’s wedding.  I am a huge fan of Pinterest! If you have not heard of it yet, let me tell you that it’s a fantastic virtual pinboard. Pinboards can be used for planning events, home inspiration, recipe collections and so much more. If you would like to check out some of my wedding inspiration, click here!

During one of my wedding inspiration searches, I came across a sweet blog named It’s the Little Things. Karla created a terrific wedding direction sign. I also found a wedding site called Aisle with Style who also shared a post on wedding direction signs. These two sites inspired me to create one! My son’s wedding took place at Hampton Park Gazebo and I thought a direction sign would come in handy to lead family and friends from the parking lot to the Gazebo.

I bought six, 10 inch pre-cut wood pieces and white craft paint from Jo-Ann’s Craft Store. You can see some of the pieces I purchased above. (The long stick with the pointy end was not used in this project.) The wood pieces cost less than two dollars a piece as I shopped during one of Jo-Ann’s half off sales.

A quick painting tip! Place your brushes in a plastic bag when working with painting projects that will have a delay paint time between them. I started painted one evening and finished the next day. The brush was still soft, moist and good to go!

I also picked up two, 3 foot long sticks of wood from Jo-Ann’s. The bottoms were flat and I needed to have them pointed at the end to drive into the ground.

A chisel, hammer, and a cute husband to the rescue!

All done!

I painted two coats of the white craft paint on the long sticks.

I used my Circut Expression Machine with the Calligraphy Collection Cartridge to cut out the letters.  I glued them with Scotch Quick Drying Tacky Glue. The precision tip on the applicator is helpful when gluing the smaller printed pieces. I used Mod Podge as a clear coat, and I applied it over the entire surface of the boards to seal them.

I used Liquid Nails to adhere the boards to the long stick. They held up really well but during the car transit, one of the boards was jostled in the back of the car and it popped off. Luckily I had packed the liquid nails with me to fix it.

Tada! Here it is! I made two signs since the walk from the parking was not a straight shot to the Gazebo. One sign was place by the parking lot, and the other was placed at the left turn taken leading to the wedding ceremony.

I am super happy with the results! Thanks again to Karla from It’s the Little Things and Aisle with Style for the inspiration and I hope my sweet sign inspires you too!

I will be linking to some great parties this week. Stop by, join the party, and be inspired!

Serenity Now, WhipperBerry

It’s all good. ~ Donna