Recently I stumbled across a DIY paint project on Pinterest and immediately put it at the top of the list of things to try. The project is super fun, simple and almost impossible to mess up.
Check out the foolproof directions over here at the Refinery29 website!
All of our supplies (and our unmade bed). All of this was found at Michael’s, for just under $50. I went with my usual palette of favorite colors (blues and oranges!) but feel free to experiment if you decide to try it! This project would look good with simple neutrals or with brighter, bold shades.
The finished first phase of the project! We found that not sticking to a pattern made for a more blended look, but it really depends on your colors, and which example from the original directions you prefer!
Next we had to let it dry before we could move on to the second step- taping!
We actually ended up using two different sizes of painters tape- they only had the skinny version at the craft store. The wider tape can be found at any home improvement store and was what we had laying around the house from the last time we painted. I think it was a happy accident- like I said before, it’s easier to stick with a loose version of the chevron pattern than to try and get it perfectly straight, especially with a larger canvas like we had!
This was the scary part.
…Let dry. We actually dragged ours over to the air conditioning unit…because we’re impatient.
Then was time to peel the tape off and admire our creation! The lines weren’t perfect, but ended up not taking away from the abstract feel of the end result.
In my opinion this was a fun way to get a really cool looking, one of a kind piece for your home, and a great way to kill a quiet Saturday afternoon!