My favorite blog is Young House Love and I saw this project on there. (Their blog is actually my inspiration for this blog). I first went to Michael's and found a big frame with a nice, white matte on clearance.
Then, went to the paint store and perused the paint chips. I picked colors that were going in the living room - charcoal, light grey, white, green, dark teal, navy, black. I took a pretty large stack so I would have plenty to choose from.
I cut the name of the paint off as well as the number so they were approximately 1 inch squared. I'm a
really laid back person perfectionist but I knew it would look better if they weren't all perfectly square and straight. At first, I started planning out where I would put each paint chip, but then that got annoying. So I just started taping them down as I went, using loops of plain, old Scotch tape.
I was originally going to go from dark (bottom right) to light (top left) but then I started running out of light colors and had to go back to dark. I actually think it turned out better that way!
Here it is on the wall against the "Anonymous" (Behr) paint color. (Which is a medium grey - looks a little taupey-grey here)
Please ignore Cozy's football, the hammer and the bare pillows (to be blogged about later). You could do this with any assortment of colors to tie in a room. What do you think? Pretty cheap project when all you have to buy is the frame. Happy paint-chipping!