Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chevron Art DIY Style

The other day I got the kids all set up painting away and then wondered what I should do while they were busy messing.  When they are painting I always make sure that I am nearby in case they take the notion to paint walls and furniture like they see mommy do on a fairly regular basis. So I decided to join in on the fun.

Here are the results.  I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, and although when I started painting this fabric I had no intentions of it being actual art, or for it to hang here I am pretty pleased with it.


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I started with a large piece of fabric.  I believe it was drapery lining that I was using (just what I found in my stash).  Then I primed it with white drywall primer.  Any primer would do the trick that is just what I had on hand.


I made myself a stencil out of paper from the kids art easel and started painted in between my two stencils.  It is best to use a fairly dry brush so the paint does not bleed underneath the stencil.


I continued painting until I had all my zigzag's painted.


I wasn't really happy with this crisply painted look and thought it needed a little more depth so I ran a couple of rows of double sided carpet tape down the full length.  Press down and rip off.  I reused my strips until I had the full piece done.


Here it is with a little more ruffed up look.


A close up of what the carpet tape accomplished for me.


I picked up a large frame at the salvage center for $1 and painted it our trim color. 


Here it is again in its new home.

Tatertots and Jello


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13 comments:

  1. so cute! What a fun idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. This looks fantastic. I love it and it looks great behind the bed.

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  3. Amazing job! I like that you ruffed it up a bit- nice touch! :)

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  4. This is awesome...love chevron....I'm working on something that's going to have the chevron design....thanks for linking this up!

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  5. You did such a great job! I have fallen in love with the chevron pattern this year. I love the pillows on your bed too!

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  6. I love your room! The purple pillows are really cute! Love your painting!

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  8. Oh I love that. It looks really good about the bed.

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  9. Very cute! Any chance you were inspired by Nicole at Me oh My Mama? She has one just like this but painted on a different material in her living room. You should check it out if you haven't seen it here's the link: http://meohmymama.blogspot.com/2011/03/home-tour-our-living-room-readers.html
    I love the spin on it, this one being on fabric!

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  10. The chevron art work is beautiful and it completes the room. Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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