From the moment I saw the Chevron Stripe design emerging on Pinterest, I knew I would have to incorporate it into our home someway, somehow. The sharp and fun design just always appealed to me.
So finally, this Monday, I thought of the subject that would be the perfect proud object to display my latest whim and obsession: my china cabinet.
I'm very fond of this little beauty because of its history. It was passed down to me by my Uncle and Aunt, who were their owners when I was just a little girl. I remember visiting their home on various stages of my life and silently admiring this piece of furniture. I remember thinking to myself that I would want something like that in my home when I was "all grown up".
Well, I'm all grown up now (I think?) and so very thankful that my Aunt and Uncle thought of me when giving this gem away.
This is the only picture I could find of what it used to look like before I started tweaking it:
Try to look past the little cutie of the house...the china cabinet is in the background. At this point all I had done was paint the interior a cream color.
And it's looked like this since then, until......
I painted it in the same Antique White paint as my cabinets:
And this is where our chevron stripe story continues...
On Monday, I just decided that chevron stripes would look stunning in the background of this china cabinet.
So, like with all my other projects, I got to work right away.
Here's what I did:
|To make my chevron stripe stencil, I cut a mat I had laying around like so...|
|Then I cut that piece in half and then to the size I wanted my chevron stripe to be and taped the two ends like this.|
On to the drawing:
I apologize for not having more pictured of this step...Every time I worked on this my project mate (hubby) was either sleeping (because it was so late), or at work, so I didn't have anyone to take pictures of me drawing it.
|I traced it so lightly that you could barely see the design in this photo!|
Let the taping begin (and seem like it would never end!):
|And here is one whole shelf all taped! I was very happy at this point.|
And check out the little cutie showing off her taping skills!!
|I decided to paint that shelf before finishing off the taping on the rest of the shelves..haha!|
|And I was so happy I did! This kept me motivated to finish the rest of the shelves!|
|Here is another shelf all taped off..|
|And another....my excitement grew with each taped off shelf! Mostly because I wanted the taping to be over!|
Yay! All taping officially done! I was so doing the happy dance right about now!!
I happily finished painting the remainder 3 shelves...this was the easiest and funnest part!
After 2 coats of paint and after I carefully removed all the tape, this is what my eyes beheld...
The stripes give it what it needed most: character.
I am so happy with my little project! And now I want to go out and buy (and make) all new decor items to place inside it!
Whoever said that painting chevron stripes is an easy peasy project is either a pro or nuts! This baby tested my sanity. I've painted vertical stripes on one whole wall before, but that was a hoot compared to this! I cannot imagine doing this to a whole wall!! But if you've done that before, my hat goes off to you!
And in case you are wondering, the paint I used was Behr's Prelude in Satin finish. I absolutely love this grayish blue color against the antique white! It just gives it a fresh feel without being "modern overdose".
Will I be doing another chevron stripe design in my future? Who knows...it's kind of like giving birth...now that I see it in all it's prettiness, I seem to forget all the work it was!
What color decor accessories do you think would go well with these colors?
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