Challenge Accepted

The Petersiks and The Bowers are at it again and served up another Pinterest Challenge! I missed the last one so I was determined to make this one. I already had a pinterest inspired project in the works  and this was the perfect kick in the pants to git-er-done. Sorry. That last one won't happen again.

I mentioned in this post and this post that I was working on another paint chip art project. Here's the pin that inspired me!

Pinned here.
I had seen this image once before when I was working on my first paint chip art but when I saw it the second time, it stuck with me. As is my nature, I didn't copy this picture completely. I used it as inspiration and made my own version.

I played with several different layouts but settled on this one because of all the fun texture. It's pretty easy to DIY. First, I took a stack of paint chips and ran each one through a shredder. You have to be sure to keep the strip level so you get nice, straight lines.

Then, I arranged them how I saw fit, which was using the Roy G. Biv method, aka in rainbow order for my vertical strips. Brown and cream strips were randomly weaved horizontally.

Am I the only one who has to say Roy G Biv in their head when putting colors in order?

Once you're finished weaving, you're left with this!

Ah texture!

I framed the picture with a white matte to crisp up the edges. That is too a term.

Where to hang it? Not a clue. It's still leaning against the wall of the living room, fate undecided.
While I was working on my paint chip art, I was crossing off another Pinterest To Do.

Via Pinterest

It's a baking soda and orange juice mask. Good for the pores. Score one for multitasking. The site recommends keeping yourself busy while you let the mask do its thang because it can be itchy. Yeah. . .they weren't kidding. Luckily, the weaving portion of the paint chip art was easy and distracting. Two birds, one stone, and all that.

I know the drill. Pics or it didn't happen.

OMG I just posted a pic of myself with no makeup and OJ/baking soda all over my face. Only for you two, Sherry and Katie. Only for you two. Thanks to those crazy kids for hosting another Pinterest Challenge and getting my butt in gear! Now, I can have a board labeled "Done!"


  1. Are you kidding!? This is so cool. I'm thinking this must have took a good amount of time. It totally looks awesome though! Great job!

  2. I really like this! I have a ton of paint chips from when I was choosing colors for my house. I think I'll dig them out and play with them now.

  3. @Keri

    Put those babies to use! Let me know what you come up with, I always love to see what people can create with paint chips!

  4. @Renewed Upon a Dream

    You are too kind. Thanks for the comment! It actually took longer to finally settle on a design than it did to put it together. Although, that's not saying much with how indecisive I can be. Lol! It probably took an hour to assemble while watching TV.

  5. This is awesome. I love the weaving twist!

  6. This is hands down the best paint chip DIY I've seen. Love it!!

  7. This is super cute. We had a go at our own paintchip art, and I agree, deciding on the pattern def takes the most time!

  8. Love the DIY stuff on Pinterest. I tried the face mask the other day also.


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