Paint Chip Wall

If I had a give you a list of my top dislikes it would include the following: bananas {ick}, scratchy sheets on my bed,  paper cuts and blank walls. Yes, you heard me right. I hate blank walls. As someone who grew up in a house of colors, photos and craziness, there’s nothing that annoys me more than big empty walls.







That’s why, when we first moved into our home last July, I was immediately filled with angst when we found ourselves with a giant, empty wall. A wall that was originally graced with a faux fireplace and giant alter {not quite my style} but now was drywalled and painted perfectly white.

For the past seven months I have hated looking at that empty wall. And I look at it many many times a day {and night, that’s what happens when you have babies}.

But at the same time, I haven’t been able to commit myself to anything for the wall. Did I mention it is gigantically, overwhelmingly huge?!

No photograph would do it justice. No piece of art seemed to fit the bill. And so I decided, I was going to have to make something myself to satisfy this gargantuan.







And so I did.

Let me walk you through the steps.







Step One: Perpetrator Niki enters Home Depot on four separate occasions in order to take every known paint chip made by Behr. {There may or may not be a wanted ad with my face on it}.

Step Two: Perp Niki purchases 24 18 by 24 canvases at Michaels (on buy one half off days, you need to get the app).







Step Three: Perp Niki lays out Behr paint chips, weeding out some of the more “sad” or “dull” colors to create a rainbow/ombre effect. Specifically I used Behr 100 – 600 A, B and C in color order.













Step Four: Paint chips are laid out on canvases and glued accordingly with a spray adhesive.

























Step Five: Canvases are laid out on the floor and viewed from multiple angles until the arrangement is satisfying.



















Step Six: Canvases are attached to giant eyesore of a blank wall. Artist is satisfied. Giant sigh of relief.

xoxo,

Niki



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