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…
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
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.
I 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!
Add 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!!
Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial! Good luck with your chevron creations!!