7.20.2011

Chevron Wall {Tutorial}

 I am making progress on my living room, after 3 hours of taping and 4 hours of painting it's done! Actually, it really was not as hard to do as I thought it was :)

First, I divided my wall in to 8 sections and using a laser level {totally need one of these, no clue how you would get a straight line up a 10 ft wall without it!} put up vertical stripes.  I decided to use stripes down the middle of the chevron to avoid any 'Charlie Brown' looking zig-zags.


I had a few minutes of cussing trying to get the laser lever to stick to the wall, finally I busted out a 3m strip, saved the day!



Next I measured down 10 inches on each blue strip.  I *kinda* planed this out by dividing the height of my wall by the number of chevrons I wanted.   I was really unsure how many would look good, I didn't want it to be to much and make me dizzy every time I looked at it.


After marking it on the tape, I then just connected the dots starting in the upper left hand corner by the ceiling.  {Sorry the next pic is blurry, I took a pic on my phone, but apparently not on my camera!}



Don't worry no crazy climbing 2 year olds were hurt during this tutorial.

Next I used the same color grey that is already on the wall to paint along the tape where I wanted to place my second color, this stops any bleed through!



Next paint your second color in, mine was Martha Stewart Talc the grey is Pebblestone.



While the paint is still wet pull it all off, if you wait for it to dry it will peel off the paint too.....trust me :)


Gorgeous! I used the Scotch Blue Edge Lock tape and the result are fabulous, no touching up!


Now I just need to paint that hallway behind it and build a entertainment center :) All in a days work huh?

Happy Hump Day!

35 comments:

  1. wow, you have been working very hard, megan, and it looks amazing!!!!! i love the little stripey piece in between the zigs and the zags! very very cool!

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  2. I can't believe you do all this awesome stuff yourself! You're a Supermom. The walls look great!

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  3. Wow! That looks so good. Man you did all that work quick.

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  4. Wow!! That looks so good. You finished that project so quickly.

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  5. WOW! I want to get enough courage to try this on one of our walls!!! Came over from HoH!

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  6. Oh my gosh! This looks awesome!! I love how you left the little space in between the stripes! So cool!

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  7. WOW- you did that without a stencil MAJOR PROPS! LOVE IT! going to share this on my COM-FB page.

    winks-jen

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  8. WOW! Super impressed!!! Very awesome and clean looking :)

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  9. faaaaaaabulous! love the space in between, it's just something a little bit different.

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  10. This looks fabulous!!! I absolutely love it and love the stripes between. I think it's perfect!

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  11. That looks really great! That is awesome you are going to build your own entertainment center! I am very impressed.

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  12. Wow that looks AMAZING!!! You are one brave woman! I would never have even attempted that design! Thanx for stopping by and leaving a question for Annie!

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  13. Hi Megan, This turned out awesome! The picture of your daughter on the ladder brings back memories of when my girls were that little (13 and 11 Now). They always wanted to "help" mommy and climbing the ladder like mommy does. I love your style.

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  14. This is great! I absolutely love the way it turned out!

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  15. love the chevron. great colors too. looks fabulous. i would love to have you link it up at our link party going on now.
    www.Sistersofthewildwest.blogspot.com
    we are your newest followers
    Amy

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  16. it looks sooo awesome! i didn't know the trick about painting around the tape with the wall colour first!
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  17. Love it! I can not believe how straight the lines are. You have inspired me to do this to. I will be featuring you on my blog tomorrow. Please come and grab a button when you get a chance.

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  18. Girl, you are crazy ambitious. Good for you it looks great.

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  19. So THAT'S how you measure for your zig-zags! Very helpful and you've got a beautiful result!

    Thanks for linking up :)

    Hannah

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  20. you put me to shame! Looks great. I am going to attempt it on a rug!

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  21. Boy that makes that wall POP! It's great! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  22. This looks so fantastic! Wow, what a lot of hard work, but it's so worth it. And thank you for correctly calling this a chevron pattern! I've seen it on other blogs that incorrectly refer to it as a herringbone pattern. Nope, this is definitely a chevron, and an amazing one at that!

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  23. Megan this look Ah-mazing! When I have real walls instead of cinder block you can bet I'll be coming here for tips on how to do this! Thanks so much for linking up to this weeks Tutorial Tuesday at Newlyweds on a Budget!

    Kari
    Newlyweds on a Budget
    www.morganandkari.com

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  24. I found you on the Power of Paint Party and am in AWE of your mad skills on this project! It truly looks amazing! Nicely done!

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  25. Someone's been busy? hmmm. Good job chicka the wall is amazing! I am featuring you tomorrow on SJ!

    Toodles~Halz

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  26. I am in LOVE with this idea! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial, I'm in AWE of your patience, especially with a two year old. I know I'd never be able to paint with Barney on in the backround...lol! I pinned this with intentions of asking the hubs to do this in our playroom...hehe!

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  27. Now that is to much work for me,lol but i love it and u did a awesome job!

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