If you follow me on Instagram you know that I have been painting a new room for my girl’s. I wanted to do something that was fun, different and something they could grow up with. Enter a chevron wall!
I searched all over for a great tutorial on how to chevron a wall without losing my mind. I even tried a stencil, but couldn’t get it to lay flat. What’s a girl to do?
Well, let me tell you so you don’t have the same issue I had. First things first. I’ll start at the beginning and then we will get to my revelation.
- Make sure you have everything you will need. I wanted my chevron colors to be white and pink. I also knew that I wanted my chevron wall to be a statement wall. I needed to paint my lovely Tinderbox painted wall white and tape everything off. I used my trusted ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to help seal everything in nicely.
- We (isn’t my little helper cute?) began to paint the wall white. I just used a bright white with no added white.
- Now here comes the chevron. I broke into my scrapbook paper and got a 12×12 piece and used that as my guide/template. I drew a grid on my wall with that paper.
- I started in the top left hand corner since that is what you would see first when you walk into the room.
- I traced around the paper with a pencil and then moved my paper down and across the wall until there were pencil drawn boxes on my wall.
- I know it sounds intense and crazy, but honestly it took me about 30 mins. start to finish. It was way less time to draw that then it was for me to do anything else.
- Once I got all my boxes for my grid on the wall, I took my Scotch Blue Tape again and began to tape a diagonal line from one corner to the next. I was careful to make sure my points were sharp. I also made sure that my tape lines were crisp on the pink painted areas and overlapped into the areas that were going to remain white.
- The fun part. Paint away! Yippee!
- Remove the tape. Okay, maybe the tape removal is my favorite part. I can’t wait to take that stuff off. I get all giddy! Make sure you don’t leave your tape on too long because it will pull up your paint.
- Now I didn’t just stop with the chevron. Like I said before, I wanted a fun room they could grow up with. I painted the rest of the room this beautiful color called Sea Lily. LOvE it!
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