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Trivet Using Paint Chips

Everyday, sometime during the morning or evening I can find my husband in the den on the computer.  I finally goy tired of the phone book he was using for a trivet.

DIY Titled

All you need is a plain white tile, paint chips, paper cutter, brush and decoupage, polyurethane, some felt and a glue gun.  I say it shamelessly, I hoard paint chips.


The chips that came striped with multiple colors was perfect.  I used my paper cutter and ended up with various sizes.  I was going for a geometric design that would imitate the den rug.  I used decoupage glue to secure the strips, then followed up with two coats over the top.    Once dry, I added a couple coats of poly to seal it.  I also glued felt to the back of the tile.

Trivet 1

Trivet 2

The geometric pattern isn’t a perfect match to the rug, but I still like it.

Rug comparison

This was quick to do and the most important thing is my husband loved it!  Do you make your own trivets?  Do you hoard paint chips?


{DIY} Fall Décor Vases and a Paint Chip Banner

I am slowly getting my house up and running with Fall décor.  I’m not much of a Halloween decorator so what goes up will stay until the Christmas bins get pulled out.

I wanted to share a couple of simple projects.  Because I’m a craft hoarder I didn’t have to go to the store for any additional items.

FALL Decor Vases

I picked up these 3 amber colored vases a while back from the Dollar Store for yep, $1.00 each.  Apologies for the picture.  The weather outside wasn’t helping much.


I grabbed some ribbon out of my stash, some old jewelry and my glue gun.

Full Decor Vases titled

Decor Vases 1  Decor vases 2

The vases are sitting on some faux leaves.  They came in a pack of 4, 2 packs for $1.99 at Rite Aid.  I’m using some in another vignette also.  I’ll shaer in another post next week about that.

Decor Vase 3

Jewelry close up

Fall Decor Vases

I also picked up some red vases for the Christmas season.

Paint Chip Banner

You saw the Happy Fall banner when I shared my mantle the other day.  I made it from my paint chip stash.  It was pretty easy.  Just use a hole punch to put holes in the top left and right corner of each chip.  I added some scrapbook sticky letters I had on hand, then fed some twine through the holes of the chip.  How easy!

Happy Fall Banner


Have you got your Fall craft on yet?  If not, I’m linking up to Layla’s Fall craft party and you should probably check it out if you want loads of ideas.  Have fun!


Paint Chip Labels

Did I ever share with you that I’m getting 26 magazines in the mail every  month?  Stupid I know, but it was either that or totally lose some air miles that were from a random airline that we’ll never use again.

Many are a quick reads like Time, Inc., Fast Company, People and have articles I occassionallly want to keep an article or two for reference.  Others I keep pages as ideas or information are Good Housekeeping,  Family Circle or Better Homes and Gardens.  But, some,  I just want to keep the entire magazine like HGTV, Coastal Living, and Real Simple.  These, in addition to all the garden, organizing, DIY and cooking magazines I buy and usually keep cause lots of magazine stacks.  OMG!  I’m a magazine hoarder!!!

I recently found some very cute magazine files at the Target dollar spot that were perfect to house some of these and would also look nice on the shelves in the woman cave.  (Sorry, ugly cell phone picture).


I tagged each of them like this.Labeled

I followed Cassie from Hi Sugarplum blog tutorial on making labels in pic monkey.

Computer Screen

I didn’t have any full label sheets so I used thick white cardstock to print instead and then used scissors to cut out each square.  I used double-sided scotch tape to adhere to paint chips that I had punched a hole in.  I looped the ribbon through the hole, stapled the ends together and taped the ribbon to the inside of the file holder.

straight shot

side view 1

Garden sideview

I can change the contents and labels anytime.  I’m also one step closer to getting the woman cave organized!  So tell me, are you a magazine hoarder?  What’s your secret to labeling files?


Spare Room Project – Paint

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Our Northwest weather definitely turned this past couple days.  We saw the first rain for awhile and the wind is causing many leaves to fall from the trees.  Yesterday was the perfect weekend day to stay inside and paint the guest/craft/my room/etc.

After much thought I decided to go with something bright, Behr’s Chilled Lemonade.  Yep, I’ll have sunshine even on a grey day! Here’s the paint chip.

Paint Chip 

And here’s what it actually looks like.  I was worried it would be on the light side so I had them add 25 percent more color. I also, first time, purchased paint with the primer already built in.  It really went on the walls well.

Paint Can Open

No more boring walls!

Before Wall

I didn’t finish until last night so I’ll do a quick check for touch-ups tonight after work and then start putting the room back together.  Lot’s more projects to finish.


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