Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Who loves a good chevron?

Hey yall! Natalie here :)

The hubs and I just moved into a new house, and I was sooo excited to decorate! Where did I turn to? Pinterest of course!

I knew that I really wanted to do a graphic wall, and my mind immediately went to chevron stripes.

This was my inspiration...

Pinned Image
All Things Lovely via  Pinterest

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
*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?



  1. WOW!! Want to come paint a wall in my house? :) I don't think I have the patience for that, but it looks AMAZE!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. What an amazing job! Congrats on moving into a new house. By the looks of your wall, I know the rest of your house will look great too after you finish decorating! :)

    ~ Lisa
    Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

  3. Thanks yall! I can't take all the credit...my mom helped me measure and tape off the stripes. But we were pretty proud of ourselves :) Teri, I would love to come do your house...cuz then we would get to hang!

    Teachery Tidbits

  4. Oh, it turned out so pretty!! I absolutely love it! And the colors are so soothing.

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  5. I love how your wall came out. Very nice~!!


Thanks for your 'pinteresting' comments :)