In my constant pursuit of the Hotel Tivoli aesthetic, I decided to use this glass top coffee table as an opportunity to infuse my living space with, you guessed it, more color. After some brainstorming to determine how to create a color blocked design, I landed on this paint chip technique. I like to keep these types of projects reversible if possible that way if I change my mind (likely) all is not lost. I know paint chip crafts are so 2012, but I never got to take advantage of the trend while it was hot so... humor me. I entered Home Depot under the guise of repainting... something and it got me thinking: How often do employees need to replenish the paint chip stock? Has there been a noticeable uptick since the invention of this low budget craft trend? How does it effect the paint department's budget? Can anyone provide some insight on this? Apologies for the digression, but I'm actually very curious. Moving on! Basically I just waltzed into the paint department and took an entire row of sequential paint chips and would figure out the design later. I know ombré is also a passé design trend, but paint chips are already organized that way so what can you do? Here's how it's done:
First choose your composition, laying out your paint chips will help you determine if it requires any of them to be cut or glued.
Next, cut a piece of clear contact paper to the size of your glass pane. Remove the paper backing and attach your paint chips color side up. Make sure to keep them evenly spaced, once they're stuck it is difficult to readjust them.
Lay your glass bottom side up, align, and stick your contact paper. Smooth down, a credit card works well for this.
Lay your glass in place and you're done! In case you haven't noticed, teal is my favorite color... I recently decided that some variety needs to be worked into the space because things were getting too Under The Sea, but clearly I had a mental lapse when choosing my color palette for this project because... surprise, it's teal. It must have been the intense pressure and guilt of robbing Home Depot of their precious paint chips. Going forward, I will make a more conscious effort to avoid turning my apartment into a beach side cottage. Regardless, this project is a super cheap and reversible way to add a pop of color to any room!