Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A little more Teal ...

Today, while searching for a box I could use to ship an item I just sold on Ebay, I found the box Valspar had used a few months ago to send their free paint samples. It was the perfect size for my item, so I emptied the box. In it was among other things the paint chip that corresponded to my sample.

Sorry for the bad quality of the picture. The color sample I had gotten from Valspar was Ocean Slumber, a beautiful deep teal color. Looking at the sample, I started realizing that I still had a lot of that paint color leftover and that it seemed to be very similar to the teal accent color in my bathroom curtain...
... and floor mat ...

You see? The color is a dash darker, but otherwise a pretty close match. Here is another picture that can show how close paint chip and bathroom accent color are:
The towel that you can see at the bottom is the same color as is used in the shower curtain and bath mat. And then I started thinking - why not paint the mat in the picture frame? I had previously seen many bloggers do this, and so I decided to try it out myself.

I got all of my supplies together and within 5 minutes I added 2 layers of paint to the mat.
While this was drying we enjoyed some homemade pizza and then I assembled the frames back together. Are you ready to see how this turned out?

And here is another close-up:

Here is just for fun another before and after:
So there you have it. A very easy 10-minute switch to freshen things up a little more.

 Linked up here:
Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party
Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint Party
Shabby Nest's frugal Friday Party 
Just a Girl's Show and Share Day Party


  1. Wow, that does make a difference...now I need to find a matted picture frame to hang up so I can try this!!

    Found you through Thrifty Decor Chick.

  2. I loved that little change too. Especially since it was so quick and easy.
    The frame was from Ikea, by the way.