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Topic: Paint chips + contact paper = Homemade Wallpaper!  (Read 30882 times)
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« on: March 27, 2008 03:43:45 PM »

I'm really excited about my newest project. As I've mentioned in a few previous posts I have a TON of paint chips, all the designer samples from like the past 3 years or so? Sooo... I made trees, and mobiles, and thing after thing, but I'm really proud of this one (and the trees. Cheesy )

It's about 500 paint chips, cut into squares, and stuck on HUGE sheets of  contact paper, then I stuck them on my wall.... It works really well, because our landlady won't let us tack anything up, or paint, and the contact paper doesn't pull the paint off! yay!
What do you all think? and if anyone else tries it out, I'd love love love to see it. Cheesy

edit- just wanted to give a few helpful hints to anyone who tries it. first off test your wall and contact paper! I don't want anyones paint ruined because it didn't work with your walls. and second I would definately use a couple staples along the edges. they really don't leave holes, and it helps alot. and finally I think it would be really spiffy if someone recycled a magazine with this.... just cut it up into little squares and use them instead of stealing paint chips. I only had this many cause they were given to me.... Cheesy have fun.

go check out page 6 also!!!! sitki (well... her husband) posted a fantastic project with paint chip paper. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008 03:48:42 PM »

Wow... Just wow.
That's pretty fricking awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008 03:50:37 PM »

I just hit this rocks. This is awesome!!

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008 03:52:01 PM »

holy crap.  how long did this take you?

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008 03:53:03 PM »

That's really cool! Great reuse for something a lot of people seem to have lying around

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008 04:00:51 PM »

wow - i thought that was real tiles at first!
what a great solution to no paint!

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008 04:08:30 PM »

I think it took like 4-5 hours? I nearly gave up several times.... I had put white backing on it at first, but w/o it looks almost suspended there and it was just better...
thanks everyone. I kinda feel like by the time I finish a project I've been staring at it for 5 hours and don't know if its actually good, or just good cause I'm getting bored. Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2008 04:48:30 PM »

That is fantabulous!  I feel the need to raid a Home Depot paint department!
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2008 05:10:57 PM »

Awesome. Makes me wish I hadn't just finally given in and thrown out all those paint chips I had lying around. It looks like it took some patience, but the result is very cool. Smiley

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