Thursday, June 27, 2013

Throwback Thursday: DIY Chevron Wall!

 Hey yall!

Can I tell you how much I love Ms. Carroll??? Seriously, she is just the BEST! And her weekly linky is making my summer life all kinds of simple...it's Throwback Thursday, yall!



Since chevron is all the rage right now, I decided to share a post with you from last summer. Now, this is not at all teaching related, but it is super cute! And who knows, maybe some of yall have schools that will let you paint the walls...

*****Originally posted Monday, July 23, 2012*****

Hey yall! Happy Monday!

I have been waiting for this day, because I am so excited to share my Monday Made It with you guys!

Sooo....when the hubs and I were discussing paint colors and such for the new house, I thought it would be really cool to do a big graphic design on one of the walls. And who doesn't love a good chevron, right?

This was my inspiration...
DIY chevron wall
Totally awesome, right?

I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to pull this off, but I was definitely willing to give it a go!

I enlisted the help of my mom, aka queen of crafty, and we got busy!

First, we gathered all the supplies...
*paint (2 different colors)
*painter's tape (I used a 3 in. Scotch painter's tape)
*measuring stick
*pencil
*rollers
*chalk line tool

I painted the whole room a light gray color that matched our duvet perfectly. I chose a slightly darker shade of gray for the stripes. No, I didn't go all fifty shades..... :)

My mom did all the measuring for me. Here is how the wall looked after we painted it the light gray.


Here are the basics when painting chevron stripes. The distance between peak to peak and crest to crest should be the same. The crest should be exactly midway between the two peaks of each stripe. Does this make any sense? This is a video that we watched before hand, and it does a much better job of explaining...


Much better, right?

Okay, so next we decided to snap a chalk line to help us measure out the points. It's kinda hard to tell in these pictures, but that light blue line is the chalk.




We used some tool that my folks had...it looks like this.

Now comes the hard part! Using your painter's tape, tape off each stripe so that the tape is in the inside of the base color. If you take a close look at my stripes, it looks like they are not even, right? But trust me...it works out in the end.


Remember that it doesn't have to be perfect :) Imperfection is what makes it unique!

After you have your stripes taped off, go back over the edges and make sure they are pressed down really good. The video even suggests using the base paint to seal in the edges.

Then paint your stripes! This was the fun part :) We put about 2 coats of paint on each stripe, then let them dry for a few hours.


And here are the final results!











I love, love, LOVE my chevron wall! I think it turned out amazing, and it looks just perfect with our bedding! Now our bedroom is all kinds of romantic :)

I still have some styling to finish in there, but I was dying to share this with you guys.

What do you think?

Go link up with Tara for your Monday Made It!



6 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! I LOVE it! You all did such a great job and it does match your bedding beautifully! Thanks for sharing! :-)

    Karyn
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  2. It looks so professional! Looks like a magazine pic. http://mrsbrownthebookworm.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love it! You did so great!! I painted stripes in our breakfast area when we first moved in two years ago. I still get compliments on it. It was SO easy and I love it, still!
    Amanda
    Mrs. Richardson's Class

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  4. In the video they used 10 in spacing but it seemed close together. I like the larger version in yours. what was the measurements you used?

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