Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chevron DIY ART

I love the popular chevron art all over design and blog world. But I was kind of unsure for my home and style. So with our bright craft room makeover, I thought it would be a good opportunity to whip up a little art for our bright and cheery room!


I went to my wood stash and found 2 (approx. 7 inches wide) pieces of wood that are 26 inches long.

I connected the the 2 pieces of wood with 2 short firring strips of wood with just a nail gun. You could also use glue or screws.

I painted the front side only with white craft paint.

After it was dry, I used painter's tape to create my own twist to the chevron pattern. I didn't take a picture of that part because I did it more complicated than it should of been. LOL


I then stenciled my boys' names using their favorite colors.


After the paint was all dry, I sanded down the surface and edges with sandpaper to give it a worn look.


I stained over the paint and sides with Early American MinWax Stain, to look a little more worn. :)

I purposely didn't paint the sides of the sign, I like the look of the wood/paint contrast.


It looks super cool in our vivid turquoise craft/kid room!



I was about to pull out my hair creating the chevron pattern, but I love how it turned out. Adding a little fun design to our fun room!
And best of all, this project was free! Now who doesn't like free?!


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12 comments:

  1. That is so cool Kindra, I love all your signs.
    xoxo

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial. I love it. Saw your link on Uncommon Designs blog.

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  3. Love it Kindra!! I love the white and yellow combo, and anything chevron makes my heart flutter! Looks great paired with the wall color!

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  4. Your sign came out just perfect! I love it against the turquoise wall-so creative! Thanks for sharing!
    Meeg~

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  5. Chevron and yellow and turquoise - you are awesome and I love it!!

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  6. Cute sign and GREAT names! :)
    Jessie, Muddy Mama

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  7. Oh how crafty! The colors are so original! The sign is truly original and beautiful :)

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  8. i heart all things chevron. the thin yellow is perfection. love this!
    -brittney
    http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com (my random-style blog; come on by if you'd like!)

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  9. Loving the colors! Great art piece!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  10. So stinkin' cute!! Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

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