How To: Chevron Stripes
So I’ve been a bit obsessed with chevrons lately. They’re just so darn preppy and pretty.
But, I haven’t gotten around to incorporating any chevrons into our place…until now. I have this huge frame and the frame mat was looking a bit dull and boring. It needed a nice pop of color, and I knew chevron stripes would be perfect!
Now, I’m not gonna lie to you. This was a time consuming little project. But more tedious/mind-numbing work than difficult work. So I would suggest catching up on your favorite shows while making chevron stripes of your own.
So here is what you’ll need for this project.
TOTAL COST: $0 (I already had everything)
How to Paint Chevron Stripes
Decide how big you want your chevron stripes to be. I opted to make 1 inch squares, horizontally and vertically across my frame mat. This way my stripes wouldn’t be too big…or too small. Draw lightly with your pencil.
Once you have all of your little squares set…you can start drawing your chevron pattern. Draw a line (using your ruler) from corner to corner across your first middle square. Kinda hard to explain, so use my picture as a reference.
Grab that painter’s tape and start taping my friends! You’ll need a ton of 2 inch pieces of tape, and then put them over your chevron lines, so they’ll stay white underneath.
This will take a bit of time. Easy, yet tedious work.
Now is the best part. Painting it! I mixed up a burnt orange color and went to town.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.