The Sample Paint Colors Secret
Anytime someone is about to share a juicy secret, what’s the first thing they say? It’s usually something like, “You can’t tell anyone else this,” or “pinky promise you won’t tell a soul.” Right?
The amazingness of the secret is in direct proportion with how badly you want to tell somebody, anybody about it right away.
Some secrets are meant to be kept, but there are those underbelly painting secrets that deserve, nay have to be shared.
It may seem I’m
overly somewhat dramatic since I already spilled the beans with my title “5 DIY Projects Using Sample Paint Colors,” but saving a pile of cash is worth the drama.
Don’t you agree?
I have some amazing projects to share with you from my talented friends that were completed using only sample paint colors.
You know the 8-ounce size (7.7 ounces) you can purchase from almost any hardware or big box project store?
The same sample size pots you buy in bulk when you are trying to decide on a new paint color in your house, and you paint ten different stripes on the wall.
All of the features I’m about to share with you were created using a sample jar just like this one.
5 DIY Projects Using Sample Paint Colors
First up, is this fabulous front porch makeover by my girlfriend Kim of Farmhouse Made. She used a sample paint color by Behr in Olive. Don’t you love the way it pops behind her black screen door?
Next up is this sweet little rocker from Jess of My DIY Envy. She scored this paint sample for a mere .50 and mixed it up with a little Diva of DIY Chalk Mix to make a chalky finish paint.
I adore red painted furniture and Anika of Anika’s DIY Life gave this Ikea Ivar cabinet a pretty new finish using Red Brush by Olympic.
There’s a reason my friend Sherry calls herself the Savvy Apron. She scored a sample paint for just .99 during a sale at Lowe’s. She was almost able to coat the entire bed frame using just one jar but wound up using a tiny amount from a second jar.
And last but not least, here’s my latest project. I tried my hand at creating a whitewash finish using a sample of Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee.
But wait, there’s more
Okay, before you grab a cup of coffee and dash away from here, I have one more to share. I almost forgot I painted my dining room chandelier in Kilim Beige by Sherwin Williams.
I hope you leave here today feeling inspired. Be sure and check out the links below from this month’s edition of the Favorite 5. I’m looking forward to reading all about what my co-hosts, Debbie of Chatham Hill on the Lake and Christy of The Harper House are up to this month.
Are you still there or have you raced off to purchase a color sample?
Until the next project, I remain…
your sister in paint.
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