The Story of a Traveling Giant Paint Chip + Instructions!

The Story of a Traveling Giant Paint Chip + Instructions!

We are so excited that our Giant Paint Chip Valentine is being displayed in front of our local Home Depot for the thousands of DIY customers to enjoy! If you aren’t in the Encinitas area from Feb 11- Feb 14th don’t fret because you can make your very own giant paint chip by following our step by step instructions found here on Instructables.com. Check out what it took to get this 8 foot paint chip to The Home Depot! If only transporting this big foam paint chip to the store was as easy as creating it….. These are the days we wish we had a box truck! After some over engineering we managed to get the paint chip secured to the frame and then secured in the back of the truck. And then we prayed to the weather gods for no rain and no wind on our 3 mile trek. Phew, we made it but not without a few odd looks from passersby! After a nerve racking 15 minutes we finally got our paint chip into place right at The Home Depot entrance! Then, before we could clear all of our junk out of the way, our first little paint chip enthusiast jumped right in for a picture! Isn’t he adorable? He really really liked the paint chip! and finally a fun family pic in front of our red and pink paint chip of love! It’s great to see that we’re not the only ones delighted by the Giant Paint Chip Valentine! A BIG thank you goes out to our friends, family, Behr Paint and The Home Depot for...
CHA Folklore – And How The Beige Monster Was Slain

CHA Folklore – And How The Beige Monster Was Slain

Here’s a little story for your Friday afternoon. Once upon a time in the land of Crafts and Hobbies lurked an evil beige monster that loved to destroy all that is colorful and creative.  The crafty people of the land called the “Crafterites” defended themselves from utter beige doom by applying liberal amounts of glitter, paint and Mod Podge to everything in sight. A tactic that normally worked….. Until one year when the beige monster chose to hibernate in his beige cave of doom. His plan was to build up enough beige strength to unleash on the Crafterites when they least expected it…. At the Craft and Hobby Winter show. Dun dun dun! What the beige monster didn’t know was that while he was lurking in the shadows of the CHA festivities, the Crafterites (being crafty and all) cleverly sent two brave warriors to paint the beige monsters cave a deep purple called Folklore. Who would be brave enough to paint the beige cave Folklore? It’s us, duh! Now if that’s not the most round about way of telling you that we’re painting our room (Folklore) this weekend as well as prepping for the Craft and Hobby trade show next week, I just don’t know what is…. Yeah, welcome to my whacked out dreams people! Thanks for your input on our color dilemma and a happy weekend to you! Craft...
She Crafted a Christmas Cheer Decoration

She Crafted a Christmas Cheer Decoration

Did I just blaze over Thanksgiving and go directly to Christmas crafts? Why yes, yes I did, but when you see this cute DIY holiday themed sign I think you’ll understand why. If this isn’t the most appropriate DIY themed Holiday decoration I just don’t know what is….. Best part is that it didn’t cost much to make because I used scrap wood, old paint brushes and sample paints from Home Depot (which I plan to use on larger scale Christmas projects). Clearly my inspiration came from my favorite Behr green paint chip! I think that these 4 Green Behr colors would work for traditional Christmas crafts and modern Holiday decor alike. The names are: Asparagus, Scotland Isle, Moss Landing and Mountain Forest. The easiest part was painting the scrap board and paintbrush handles. Then things got progressively complicated. I spent an hour fussing with foam and acrylic stamps trying to get the perfect layout with a variety of typefaces. Then another hour actually stamping them on! The foam stamps proved to be messier than I originally wanted but they were the biggest stamps I had laying around. Even with a sloppy line I think they fit the overall feel of the sign. See how “PAINT” is a little messy? I even tried putting some dots over a few letters. Whatever, it looks handmade. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. It’s hard to tell in the photos but I did glitter “Cheer” and it looks fantastic in person. Someday I’ll figure out how to photograph glitter. Until then use your creative brains to imagine how cute the...