How To Chevron Paint DIY-Tutorial 3 Easy Steps

Happy Wedneday Bloggers!

I’ve seen a ton of how-to chevron tutorials on the web, and they all make it look so easy! Anyone whose ever attempted this knows, getting that design right can be difficult. I am going to show you my tutorial of how I chevron paint. For me, it’s not all about getting the lines to match perfectly across the surface you’re painting. It can drive a person wild laying down tape at all the precise angles. I decided to use the chevron design on my bedroom door but I didn’t focus on making all the lines straight. Instead, I had slight imperfections in the line up which I think made this design all the more unique and fun to wake up to every morning!! So let’s get started…

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What you will need:

Paint- I used Martha Stewart Metallic Paints. 2-3 small containers you can find at your local Home Depot paint department.

Brushes- Two small paint brushes, 1 angled and 1 straight

Tape- Large (about 3 inch wide) Blue painters tape

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

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Don’t forget to tape around the door to keep the final product looking neat! Paint the entire door with your base color. This will be your lighter color, the one that you will have be the focus of the chevron design. This could take several coats and possibly two bottles of your base color-depending on the size of the door.  Remember this is the color that will cover the entire door so you will need more.

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

DSC00604I waited a full day between layers to be sure the paint would not peel from adding the tape too early. Once it has dried, you can begin adding your tape. As you can see, not all my lines are identical-because it’s nearly impossible to do so without driving yourself crazy!! Don’t worry, make your lines the best you can…I promise it will look even better in the end!

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

DSC00605Add your second color! Be sure all the edges of the tape are air tight against the door. If there is an opening, you can bet paint will drip in and leave a nasty drip mark in the middle of your design. Be sure to paint sparingly, don’t cover the tape entirely, try to paint just over the end of the tape. Once it dries it will be hard enough to pull off without paint sealing it to the door completely.

 

 

 

 

Wait sufficient time, I know…you’re anxious! But peeling the tape off too early could also result in drip marks or uneven edges between colors. I waited another day before pulling it all off to reveal this fun door!!

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Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial! Good luck with your chevron creations!!

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DIY Quirky Studded Earrings-3 Simple Steps to Apply to Anything!

Just a few tutorials that are quick, easy, and fun! Each earring requires JUST 3 STEPS. You can make anything into a stud earring, here’s something to inspire those who are feeling the need to spice up their accessories.

What you will need:

-E-6000 Glue

-Stud Backings

-Earrings: two pieces of similar bismuth crystals, two matching buttons, two matching stud pieces

How to:

Let’s start with bismuth crystal studded earrings

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Find two bismuth crystals similar in size. Grab a stud and some E-6000. Apply a small dab to the stud and press it to the crystal. Leave it to dry and be sure it doesn’t shift while drying! Easy as that!

Want some bold studded stud earrings? Here’s how:

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Bend the tails of the stud inward as far as possible. Add a dab of E-6000 and attach stud backing!

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I think you get the picture! Find something AWESOME that you want to rock, grab some stud backings and some E-6000 and VOILA! New earrings! We also made button earrings using some fancy vintage buttons. Below are all of the final pics of the earrings! Happy Crafting!

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