Monday, October 10, 2011

Customizable Paint Deck

Do you ever find yourself shopping for furniture or textiles for your home and wish that you had a your paint colors with you to refer to?  I know I do.  Here's an quick, portable, $2 project to remedy that.



Start by taping off a group of paint stirrer sticks from the hardware store.


Grab your different wall colors.  I keep a little of each one in labeled mason jars above my microwave.  They make for convenient touch up.

Paint the bottom portion of the stirrer sticks.  Let them dry and remove the tape.  An optional step is to cut some of the length off the sticks to make them more portable.  Then drill a hole in the ends.



Add a metal ring.  I picked up a pack from Walmart for under $2.



Write the names and brand of your paint on the backside of each stick.


Now you have your own customizable paint deck to refer to.  Throw it in your purse and you're good to go!





19 comments:

  1. Great Idea!


    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  2. Oh gosh - I have to laugh because I stir my quart/pint paint and stain with popcicle sticks everyday. I think of all those already made color swatches that have gone in the trash! Great idea. I'm definitely using it!

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  3. I'm not sure which tip is more brilliant...storing touch up paint in mason jars or the stir stick paint deck???? Brilliant, I tell ya!

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  4. What a great trick...love it

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  5. Awesome idea! I always carry a stack of the original paint chips in my wallet, but they get dirty and worthless. I'll totally be using this idea.

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  6. You're a genius! AWESOME!Should have done this for my latest project! Dang it :( Stoping in from Whipperberry

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  7. Oh so genius!!! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  8. This is a great idea! What section of wal-mart did you find the metal rings?

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  9. This has got to be the best tip EVAH! Found you through Raising Colorado.

    Cheers!

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  10. Amazing, yet simple, idea! :) I got a pre-drilled, tag-shape wood from Joanne Fabrics for $2. Worked perfectly!! Has made shopping for my house house's decorations, so much easier!!!

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  11. I love this idea! Totally going to try it. And I also love the idea of storing leftover paint in little mason jars! I hate having a little bit of paint in big paint cans filling up my project cupboard :| Thanks!

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  12. I found this on pinterest. I thought it was a great idea and decided to make my own. Please chekc it out: http://trixih.blogspot.no/2012/07/how-to-create-paint-swatches.html

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  13. This is a great idea! I love the Blue that you have what is the name/brand?

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  14. Saw this on Pintrest. Awesome idea. I think I will go with Popsicle sized samples in the future. Make two. One to tape to storage can/container.

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