Ah, the simple paint chip.
Small, unassuming, yet colorful.
Who knew it could be so versatile?
Who knew it could be used for something other than selecting a wall color?
These thin, disposable cards are now inspiring new creations.
And as a paint lover myself, I couldn't be more thrilled!
After a thorough-ish search around Google-land and Pinterest,
I have a new respect for this oft-taped-to-the-wall,
tossed-in-a-drawer decorating and re-decorating staple.
Aren't these some neat ideas?
My cheapskate heart loves this one.
This is a knock-off of Ballard Designs' Warmth Abstract Print.
Ballard's price? $279.00!
Paint chip price? Under $10.00!
"Have a drink, darling."
"Have a darling drink."
And decorations for a celebration.
Color-of-the-day dry-erase calendar.
Slide paint chip squares under a table's protective glass.
Simple. Interesting. Colorful.
(Use poster putty to hold chips in place.)
Let 'em know you've relocated with these adorable address cards.
Present your gift.
Add paint chips to your gift wrapping stockpile.
Place cards for a shower, or a housewarming dinner, or oh, just about ANY celebration!
Do you have an ugly, old, flat clock?
It's time to refresh it!
This is simply lovely.
Garland for the tree.
If I get started now, I may have a strand finished just in time for Christmas!
Choose your gradient colors from a paint chip card, buy samples of each color,
and paint those drawers!
How fun are these?
And finally, one of my favorite games: a scavenger hunt.
Find items during your hunt that match the colorways on the swatches!
So, next time, when you open your drawer,
the one in which you've stuffed all your paint chip samples,
remember that those humble paint chips can be a source of free decor inspiration.
What's in your drawer?