Posts tagged paint chips
4:14 pm - Thu, Mar 1, 2012
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Am I the only person who sees something like this, and thinks: "Who actually has that many paint chips — and why do they have so many?" (Well, with the exception of, say, some owners of house-painting companies or stores that sell paint, and architectural and/or interior design firms.)
I mean, I can see owning a handful of samples. In advance of my house-painting projects, I’ve visited hardware and paint stores and taken home sample cards of similar paint shades, to help me decide which tint I actually wanted to use. But I didn’t help myself to dozens of swatches.  
Do you suppose that people collect paint sample cards with the intent of using them in home decorating/craft projects?
Wasteful, maybe?
What do you think?
Via Crafting With Paint Chips. DIY & Art Galore :: COLOURlovers, which features many other paint chip projects. (Spotted on Twitter here, via @DesignMilk.)
Related: Previous Unconsumption mentions of paint chip uses here, and on Pinterest here. 

Am I the only person who sees something like this, and thinks: "Who actually has that many paint chips — and why do they have so many?" (Well, with the exception of, say, some owners of house-painting companies or stores that sell paint, and architectural and/or interior design firms.)

I mean, I can see owning a handful of samples. In advance of my house-painting projects, I’ve visited hardware and paint stores and taken home sample cards of similar paint shades, to help me decide which tint I actually wanted to use. But I didn’t help myself to dozens of swatches.  

Do you suppose that people collect paint sample cards with the intent of using them in home decorating/craft projects?

Wasteful, maybe?

What do you think?

Via Crafting With Paint Chips. DIY & Art Galore :: COLOURlovers, which features many other paint chip projects. (Spotted on Twitter here, via @DesignMilk.)

Related: Previous Unconsumption mentions of paint chip uses here, and on Pinterest here

8:31 am - Tue, Nov 15, 2011
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I’ve definitely had the experience of wondering whether something useful could be done with paint samples — they seem too nice to throw away, but also not very, uh, functional. One solution:


Grace and Light shows us an adorable way of re-using those colorful paint samples we have left over by making them into heart garlands. Way easy and super cute!


More: Paint Sample Garland @Craftzine.com blog

I’ve definitely had the experience of wondering whether something useful could be done with paint samples — they seem too nice to throw away, but also not very, uh, functional. One solution:

Grace and Light shows us an adorable way of re-using those colorful paint samples we have left over by making them into heart garlands. Way easy and super cute!

More: Paint Sample Garland @Craftzine.com blog

8:27 am - Mon, Mar 21, 2011
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Paint sample cards repurposed as covers for mini-notebooks and coasters.
(from Melissa Stewart’s Crabappledesign shop on Etsy)
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