Paint chip galore

21 Dec

I moved out of the city in the summer and got an extra room: a glazed balcony almost the size of my bedroom. I wanted to have a low table to hold flower pots, slushy drinks, books, and the occasional dinner plate. I had a coffee table from Ikea that I’d since replaced but held onto, and I figured it might do the job.

But the table was white, and bruised, and in desperate need of color. Which color? I couldn’t decide, so…I stole almost all the paint sample chips at the local hardware store and went to town, inspired by some awesome creations.


A few layers of mod podge later I had this to show for my hacking:

balcony table and bench

The color range the chips came from features a descriptive name for each shade, written on top of the chip. My table includes, among others: cupcakes, llamas and sunrises. It has held up nicely, and the balcony was my favorite place during the hot summer, and still is – amidst all the snow – as an occasional hangout after the sauna. Just long enough for me to sit down on the bench and lay my apres sauna drink on the table!


6 Responses to “Paint chip galore”

  1. Diana December 22, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    Lovely choice of colors, Stina. The paint chip names are the best part, I always think.

    • stina December 22, 2010 at 6:27 am #

      Thanks, Diana!

      It’s funny, but this was one of the first paint lines in Finland to feature those names. In the past we’ve made do with the lovely codes: H499 for the kitchen, J366 for the bedroom etc. I much prefer the coconuts and beaches and daydreams.

  2. Louise aka LuLu December 12, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    I absolutely love this! Isn’t Modge Podge awesome?


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