Friday, August 31, 2012

Lowes: my new BFF + paint chip bookmarks

When I first started looking at projects using paint chips, it seemed that everyone talked about how they had to sneak a stash into their purse, or make sure nobody saw them grabbing up a handful of colors.  The first time I was in pursuit of paint chips, I just marched up to the counter at Lowes' and asked if it was okay for me to take a bunch for some craft projects, and they told me it was.  Cool right?  Well, each time I've been in there I still check with them just in case someone has a different opinion.  This last time though, the {let's call him a} paint manager for all of the stores in the area was there.  He said that he re-stocks the paint chips each week and throws out what is left.  So now, instead of putting all those awesome colors to waste, he's gonna start throwing them in a box and saving them for me!  How awesome is that?!?!?!  [I can't wait for that phone call from Lowes telling me they're ready!:) ].
 
Here's the first project I whipped out with some paint chips I already had.  Super easy, and super fun if you ask me!
 
 
Happy Friday!
 

9 comments:

  1. Wow!!! That's totally awesome! Asking does great things. :)

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    1. Yeah I'm so excited! Being honest paid off!:)

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  2. It's always best to ask... and look how you were rewarded! YAY!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  3. Everyone can always use a cute book mark too:)

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  4. Very cool! You'll probably have so many you won't know what to do with them all very soon ;) Can't wait to see what creative ideas you come up with. Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize this week!

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    1. I'll be featuring your project at tonight's Make it Great party. I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button from the sidebar and link up again!

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  5. Great idea! I am sitting here looking at about 1000 paint chips from our recent basement project. Now, I know what I can use them for :)
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  6. Love this idea! Simple and cute.

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  7. Yea, amazing how versatile and useful these paint chip marks are.... This is a fun idea. So fun in fact that I'd like to invite you to come link it up at our linky party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ Hope to see you join in!

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