Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How Tuesday: Paint Chip Dry Erase Board


I have been in love with paint chips since I was a kid. As a child, I would carefully place folded chips in my kiddie purse. They were my make-up compacts, my palettes, my tiny yellow brick roads. With the uber-popularity of Pinterest, paint chip projects are everywhere. This is my interpretation of the paint chip dry erase board. And yes, that is a framed photo of David Tennant hanging in my kitchen. 



The project ingredients include:
  • Paint chips
  • Cardboard/Illustration Board
  • Photo frame with glass
  • Paper cutter or sharp scissors
  • Double-sided tape or glue stick

I used my paper cutter to slice strips of the chips. I decided to used the rainbow spectrum as my theme.
In retrospect, I would have also trimmed the curved tops and bottoms of the strip.


I applied a strip of double-sided tape to each strip.


I aligned the strips equidistant on my piece of illustration board. This part required a little
bit of math. Your spacing will depend on the size frame that you use.


Once the strips are all attached, install the board behind the glass and close the frame.
I love how it brings one more touch of life into this corner of my kitchen.


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