Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Chevron Wall

Hello All,

I am eager to share a bit of progress in my home.  There is no reveal, just progress.

I told you all that our 10 year old insisted on having an orange bedroom in the new house.  She was struggling a bit with the move, so we were trying to accommodate her wishes.

But an orange room?  In a 1901 farm house? Really?

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So we painted it a greyish beige.

We are not mean parents, I will show you the compromise.

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Chevron!  This is 21/2 hours of work.  Bless Hubby’s heart!

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I looked at numerous tutorials, chatted with people and finally we went with the old fashioned method…a level and pencil.

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After taping, paint was easy.

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Hubby stopped 3/4 of the way down.  It dips just past the bed.  More on that at the reveal.

TIPS:

This is a lot of work!  Hubby has great patience.  Me not so much.

Use Frog tape.  This was the first time we bought this tape.  I read so much about it, I thought I would give it a try.  It absolutely leaves clean and crisp lines.

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When we did this project, we used the regular blue painters tape.  I can see the difference clearly.

There are a lot of methods available to complete this project.  Choose the one that works for you.  There was one that required us to draw boxes all over the wall, like grid paper.  Yeah, I had to skip that option.

The width of the stripe is whatever you wish.  We were encouraging wider stripes, but she insisted.  Our Chevron pattern width was the same as the width of our tape.   TIP: We used a piece of tape to guide the next stripe.

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Once you tape off the wall.  We just rolled on the paint.

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This tape removes very cleanly.

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I am not compensated in any way by Frog Tape.  Of course if they would like to send me some product I will gladly use it for every future project!

I hope to have the room complete soon.  We are certainly making progress!

XO-

5 comments:

Polly said...

looks cute! bet she loves it!!

Eclectic Chic said...

Lucky daughter to have you two as parents!! I did paint techiques like this at our last house when we only had 3 children. Now with 5 I am lucky just to paint a room! lol!

Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic said...

It looks great! I really like that you switched it up and didn't go all the way to the floor.

Jamie said...

How incredible - I want a wall just like this.

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