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« on: September 22, 2009 11:08:05 PM »

I had to have my thermostat switched out recently and living in a "budget" apartment there was little concern for covering the resulting nail holes and unpainted wall bits, since the therms were different sizes. I picked up a bunch of paint chips recently from The Home Depot, including some very pretty leaf shaped ones from Behr. This what I came up with.

HA! My thermostat is an installation piece!

« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009 11:38:53 PM »

It's very nice! I like it! so colourful!

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009 08:03:44 AM »

Good use of paint chips, and very colorful.  Looks like autumn in your little abode.  Great job.

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009 11:13:00 AM »

I was trying to strategically place them to cover the names of the paint on the chips until I thought a) I like upcycling things in a way that you can actually tell what they used to be; if I covered the names, I may as well just have cut leaves out of construction paper (which is fine, but not what I did) and b) the colours have the most delicious, luscious names like High Drama, Chocolate Swirl, Red Pepper, Tibetan Orange...and I like that they can be seen. It's a little conversation piece.

« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009 11:35:05 AM »

Awesome!!!!! How did you attach them to the wall?


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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009 05:36:27 PM »

I started sticking them up with photo squares which didn't last long at all, LOL. When the leaf falling tragedy about to ensue became obvious, I pulled sections down and formed a "frame" facedown on a table and duct taped the backs to hold on the leaves in place. I then cut a frame out of the middle the size of the thermostat and just kind of wedged it over the box and it stays by itself. I was prepared to throw a couple nails in.

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009 08:49:37 AM »

Very cool! It has me thinking about light switch plates and outlets, among others, for adding a colorful punch. I really like the leafy shape, instead of it just being squares or rectangles-- I like curvy anything, pretty much.
I also like that you chose to leave the names exposed-- you never know if you'll want to grab one of those colors for a future wall accent color! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009 02:41:28 AM »

Very clever of you. This could snowball into a multitude of projects. Holiday colors, frames, fun with my grandson. I need to go to Home Depot and Lowes.

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2009 10:59:59 PM »

Who'd have thought you could make an art piece out of paint chips?  It's a masterpiece!

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