It was only a matter of time before the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon dominated the craft world, ahem. This DIY wall hanging is made of exactly 50 different shades of grey (multiples of each were used, thankyouverymuch. Multiples are also something this craft has in common with the book that inspired it, OH SNAP!).
*why do cameras make carpet looks soooo “Craigslist”??
The entire piece is made of paint samples you can get for free at any paint or hardware store. They may be free, but everything comes at a price, yo. I was pocketing these things in deck-of-cards handfuls in front of more modest patrons and it was embarrassing. I’m pretty ballsy by nature, but I honestly would rather buy out CVS’ entire supply of vagisil in front of 50 leering Ryan Goslings than pilfer Orchard Supply’s muted grey suicide watch tones in bulk again. I felt guilty because everyone else in the paint section was clearly sampling hues for projects that probably involved electric sanders, knowledge of LA zoning laws, and at least 1 mexican woodsmith. At least I have enough of these samples leftover to mod-podge a pirate ship, so maybe a project with more utility is in my future. Thar she blows!
All you need to create this hanging on your own is a large foam board and some thumbtacks. Arrange the paint samples in rows, starting from the bottom and working your way up until you achieve a beautiful ombre design. GIGGITY!!!