Tutorial : : DIY Chevron Wall Art
Once it dried I made a template out of construction paper for the pattern.
This is actually the "what-not-to-do" portion of the tutorial. With a pencil I traced the pattern completely from one end to the other. I recommend not doing that! I had to be very tedious with my taping job to make sure that I exposed the lines to be painted over and I missed a few spots. Instead, try making a "dot-to-dot" from the high point of the zig-zag to the low then line your tape from one dot to the other. It will save you a lot of clean-up later!
Once your template is applied to the board you will need the following items:
And paint color of your choice. The project is small enough that I just bought two paint samples and had plenty left over. I originally went with Better Homes and Gardens BHG103 Aqua Inlet (very light blue) then I COMPLETELY changed my mind and went with Glidden's Mustard Seed. (So glad I did!)
This is what your taped design should look like. Tape the top and bottom of each zig-zap that you want to stay white, and really I should have taped the middle too because I still made some oopsies.
Start painting away. Apply a first coat and let it dry completely then apply another.
Once dry peel the tape directly back over the path it was applied if that makes sense. Don't pull the tape away from the pattern or it may take some paint with it.
Apply a few hooks on the back and display your lovely piece of art work!
I am so glad I changed my mind and went with yellow! I love yellow and it really makes a statement in my "inspiration" room. It's one of the first things you see from the front door and it feels welcoming!
I'm also excited because as I was driving down the street the other day I saw some "weeds" on the side of the road that were this beautiful bright yellow. I'm sure people on the road thought I was crazy but I pulled over and picked a few and now have them in my office. They are a lovely to accent the chevron painting.
Posted by Belva June at Thursday, June 02, 2011