Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chevron wall art

I finally jumped on the chevron bandwagon and made some chevron wall art.


And here is how I did it.


I started with a piece of wood (I used luan), and black & white acrylic craft paint.   The luan was left over from another project so it was already cut to size and sanded.  



First I painted the board white.  I wanted it to look uneven and rough so I just slapped it on there with a sponge brush.  After the paint was dry I taped off the zigs and the zags.  I eyeballed the taping (no measuring) so the lines are not even.  I am ok with this- imperfect crafts are right up my alley.  If you want it to be even, you will have to measure it all out.    


After all that taping was done, I painted over the board and the tape with the black paint.  I only used 1 coat because I wanted it to look uneven and I knew I was going to sand anyway.


After the black paint was dry I peeled the tape off.  


Then I went crazy with the sand paper.   


To hang it, I used my go to art hanger- 3m velcro hooks.  They are the best!!!  Perfect for a perpetual mind changer and re-arranger like me.  


I hung the art on a lonely wall in my bathroom.  


Every time I walk it there, it's the first think I notice.  It's bold, graphic and a little big shabby.   I love it!!



23 comments:

  1. Very cute! This made me laugh beacause...well...you'll just have to check out my blog later today...I still have to take pictures of what I did.

    PS- I'll be starting your bag on Monday. :)

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  2. Love it, it looks great!! Thanks for visiting at The Latest Find, I'm following ya back!! =)
    http://thelatestfind.blogspot.com

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  3. Very cute!!


    www.leslieslife.com

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  4. Hi! I found you on TT&J and I love this project! I am your newest follower. Beautiful bolg!
    XOXO Janean @howikeepsane.com

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  5. Ok, this does NOT look DIY in the least. You did an outstanding job. It's pure perfection. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Looks fantastic - I love the neutral colors!

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  7. I love how you distressed it. It looks fantastic. I saw this on Tatertots & Jello's link party. ~Megan (your newest follower)

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  8. I love Chevron! I hope you'll share it on my blog tonight- we are hosting "Cowgirl Up!". Link your post once on my blog, and it automatically shows up on four awesome blogs! Party goes live at 9pm, hope to see you there! :) Samantha
    http://www.craftytexasgirls.com/

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  9. Looks beautiful!

    Hope you'll link up to my Monday Link party! :-)

    Mauvin' Monday Link Party

    Cheers,
    Jessica

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  10. Love this! I'm obsessed with chevron and love the sanded finish :) You did a great job!!

    I'd love for you to visit me over at http://tatteredandinked.blogspot.com!

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  11. This turned out great! I love it.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  12. Great look and easy to make ty for the idea. :)

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  13. Your wall art looks amazing! I went to Hobby Lobby right after work and am making my own rendition with a canvas. Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  14. this is awesome! i love it!!

    your blog is great, i'm your new follower!

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  15. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  16. Love it, and it's even more fun that you made it yourself.

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  17. Love this - chevron is a favorite of mine! Come by my linky party and link up if you would - it's happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  18. Awesome! Love the distressed look!

    We're just starting a link up party and love it if you'd share there (if you are interested): http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/03/wayward-weekend-week-6.html

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  19. Very cute - I love me some chevron! I am making some chevron pillows this week :o)
    Thanks for linking this up to the creative inspirations party - please come back this week to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  20. Love this! I'm going to have to make one for my gallery wall in my master bedroom!

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  21. Candice,

    VERY NICE!!! I really like your DIY Chevron art. And it goes nicely on that little wall.

    Thanks for joining the DIY Talent Parade.

    Brittany

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  22. Love this! Definitely going to make one of my own!

    http://happilyhandmadehome.blogspot.com/

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  23. This...I LOVE! I will be doing this very soon!

    I'd like to post my final product on my blog as a DIY. Would you mind? I'd of course include a link back to your original post!

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