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DIY Paint Chip Wall Art Tutorial Inspired by the J.Crew Store

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I'm often inspired by the beautiful interiors of retail spaces, and on a recent trip to J.Crew I noticed a simple yet intriguing piece of art hanging on the wall that made me stop and think, "I could do that!" So I did. If anyone knows who the original artist is, please let me know in the comments. Aside from fashion my true love is art and I would love to know who created this piece. Ok, now on to the how to! It's super easy and essentially free (how's that for budget?) aside from purchasing a frame.
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Here's the work of art that inspired me, I snapped this photo for reference using my iPhone.

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Materials: You will need a piece of heavyweight white paper for mounting, assorted paint chips (I got mine at Home Depot), scissors, a ruler and some tape.

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Begin by cutting your paint chips into smaller strips to isolate each color.

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Now the fun part: Start out by matching up your colors to your reference photo. You can print the one I featured here in my blog or make up your own color scheme. It's hard to mess up! Just see what inspires you, or play with colors that match your decor.

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Here's how it'll look once you've put together your composition, harmonious or otherwise!

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Now cut the paint chips you've selected into smaller rectangles.

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You can use a ruler to measure or just eyeball it, that's what I did. I simply used little loops of regular Scotch tape to adhere my paint chips to my paper. This makes it easy to rearrange them, too.

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And there you have it! Frame your art (that's half the battle) and you're done. This piece looks great alone or grouped with other wall art in a gallery arrangement.

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Comments
such a cute and easy idea!

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#1 Mel (Homepage) on 2015-01-29 09:13 (Reply)
This is such an awesome idea, I am totally doing it! I have seen similar things before, but never as cute as this one.

Thanks for sharing!
-Jessica
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#2 Jessica (Homepage) on 2015-01-29 10:53 (Reply)
Thanks ladies, so glad you like it!
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2015-01-31 11:12 (Reply)
What a great way to bring color to a room or office!! Love how unique it is and a not messy DIY! Definitely my kind of thing!
#3 Lizbeth (Homepage) on 2015-01-29 17:27 (Reply)
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