Our new apartment is in desperate need of decor and design so I’m tackling the small projects one at a time. Problem is, I really do not want to spend a bunch of money and accessories can really add up. Drawing from some Pinterest inspiration I crafted these beauties for our guest bathroom with paint samples we had on hand. Best part is that it cost me absolutely nothing. (Update: I did it again! I made new ones with colors to match our new shower curtain)
Using shades of green, gray and beige, I cut several paint samples into rectangle strips and used double stick tape to lay them out on a regular piece of paper. Then I put them in frames I already had and hung them in our guest bathroom. Again, the cost was $0.
Here’s some of the progress photos taken during craft day with my blogging buddy.
Megan even captured a picture of me putting it all together.
Then it came time to hang my paint chip art up on the wall. Want a tip when it comes to hanging up art? Make sure to measure, measure, measure. First I measured the space where the pictures were going. Then I measured the pictures themselves. I subtracted this measurement from the entire wall and divided by the number of pictures plus one. This way of measuring will work for any number of prints you have to hang up. So if you have 1 picture, divide by 2; 2 pictures, divide by 3; 3 pictures, divide by 4 and so on. This ensures equal spacing on the wall.
I always make sure to eyeball the suggested spacing on the floor before putting any holes in the wall too. And, of course the last step is to make sure everything is level. And viola…
We’re hoping to paint the bathroom soon to get rid of the forest theme. Eek! I’m thinking gray will help tone down the green tile that I know you are all jealous of – ha!
Oh, in case you were wondering, here are the art pieces I used as inspiration.
I’m linking up here this week:
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Hoo’s Got Talent? at Night Owl Crafting
Tuesday Link Party at A Bowl Full of Lemons
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Friday Flair at WhipperBerry
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest