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Stirrer Swatches

Martha Stewart Living, April 1998

Memory never seems to serve very well when it comes to color -- especially when you're trying to recall the exact shade of your living-room wall while shopping for fabric and furniture. Here's a way to eliminate the guesswork: After stirring paints, let stirrers dry, then write the color and room on each. Pierce ends with an awl, and string together with twine.


Comments (5)

  • Sharon Carbine 14 Jun, 2010

    I love this idea. The teacher appears when the student is ready! I was ready. Thank you!

  • Sherylann55 24 May, 2010

    I never think to keep paint stirrers just toss them. Good and new idea for me.
    Thanks Martha

  • jmpag 23 May, 2010

    C'mon Martha! I've known of this for years. How about some new ideas?

  • marmoore122 23 May, 2010

    From one Martha to another...this is the best idea for color matching. Thanks!

  • rock63roll64 23 May, 2010