‘Tis Lucky to Upcycle

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours!  In honor of the wearin’ o’ the green, I spotted a project for you that was made from upcycled materials and celebrates good St. Patty.  Check out what Laura made from paint chips over at Live. Love. Scrap.


Thinking it would be fun to have a St. Patrick’s Day inspired keepsake, Laura went to work making a miniature album to record all the things she’s “lucky” to have.  She created fun photo and memory collages, using green paint chips as the pages for her album.  She added printed paper and other embellishments to dress up each page.  How cute is that?


Learn more about this project by visiting  Live. Love. Scrap.

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.