Ombre Penny Art

Pennies.  It always seems like I have too many of them, whether scattered in random corners of the house or jangling in my purse.  Luckily, Kristen of My Covered Bridge found the perfect way to use too many pennies: by turning them into a statement art piece!

my covered bridge before

Kristen started with a clearance frame she found at a craft store and a bunch of leftover pennies.  She lined up her pennies to form an ombre gradient, from bright and shiny to dull and weathered.  After taking the frame apart, she dry-fit the pennies to the backing, then super-glued the pennies in place.  That’s all it took for Kristen to create a beautiful but inexpensive piece of art to hang in her kitchen!  What a brilliant idea!  Now I know what I’ll be doing with that cup of pennies I’ve been saving!

my covered bridge after

You can find out more about Kristen’s project at My Covered Bridge.

Ombre Paint Chip Art

At The Lovely Cupboard, Heather has been working on redecorating her guest room.  One of the projects?  Getting some gorgeous artwork on the walls.  She found a piece of art at a flea market that had a lovely gold frame, but the matting and art were, um, not exactly the look Heather was going for in her guest room.

Lovely cupboard art before

Heather painted the matting and decided to replace the floral print with two things she’s enjoyed on Pinterest, lately:  paint chip art and ombre.  The paint chips were free, of course.  The finished art is completely gorgeous and looks like an expensive art print that Heather picked up at a swanky gallery, doesn’t it?  It’s a perfect complement to the rest of the room’s decor.

Lovely Cupboard art after

Heather has a terrific tutorial at The Lovely Cupboard so that you can make some paint chip art of your own.


Paint Chip Framed Art

Elle from Ellementary Home was in need of a large piece of artwork to fill a blank corner of her master bedroom. Of course, we know that generously-sized art can cost a fortune. Following in the footsteps of fellow bloggers, Elle turned to paint chips to solve her dilemma.


Elle figured while she was jumping on the paint chip bandwagon, why not join in on the ombre and herringbone fun as well! Elle cut and arranged various shades of blue paint chips to create some pretty awesome wall art for just the cost of the IKEA frame. This is one of my favorite paint chip art projects yet!

paint chip art

Find Elle’s tutorial at Ellementary Home.