Large-Scale DIY Paint Chip Art

I’ve been on the paint chip art bandwagon for awhile now. In fact, I actually made this piece of art back in April of 2011. I just never shared it. Oops!

DIY Paint Chip Art from

You see, I actually worked on this during a week when we didn’t have power following a line of tornadoes that moved through our area. We were very fortunate, but many in our community were not. It was a scary time for us, and I suppose that’s why I never shared this project that was completed during the few hours of daylight we had every day after work.

Now that the heavy stuff is out of the way, on with the crafting!

I used four different paint chip colors from Behr’s Premium Plus Ultra line. On a side note, I have used this paint on a piece of furniture I refinished and loved it!

The colors are: (clockwise) pencil point, ozone, burnished clay and elephant skin.

I chose the colors for their fantastic shape and how well they tied in with the colors in our first home. Elephant skin is a close match to the paint color used in the living room and kitchen, and ozone is very similar to the color in the master bedroom and bathroom.

All I did was decide on a pattern and use double-stick tape to keep it all together. Voila! Instant, free art! The frame itself is rather large (33 ½ x 27 ½), but I love the visual impact it has on the wall. I purchased it at Michaels.

All in all, I’d say this is any easy project for any DIY-er looking to add visual interest to a blank wall.

This post was originally shared September 23, 2012. When I moved from to a self-hosted blog, some of my favorite posts seemed to get lost in the shuffle. During the next month or so, you may see more posts like this.


I’m partying at Funky Polkadod Giraffe, Thrifty Decor Chick and If It’s Not Baroque.  


  1. Wow. I love this. I love using paint chips in crafts. Great job. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link this up.

  2. Great minds, we’ve just featured a giant DIY paint swatch canvas on our blog!! Love the colours and shapes you’ve chosen for your piece. Can’t get enough of paint chips, they’re so versatile 🙂

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