Monday, February 27, 2012

DIY chevron striped painting & head board fabric

Hope everyone had a great weekend! The weather here was kind of icky so I got crafty :)
I feel like my blog is taking a whole new direction..going more towards DIY projects and home decorating haha. But I am so stuck on this apartment thing so bear with me!

On Saturday I went to Savannah to Joann's Fabric to find what I want to use for my headboard and throw pillows I am going to make 
Here is what I came up with:

The paisley one is the head board, the solids will be pillows. I still have to get another printed fabric to match for other pillows because I had one picked out, however when got to the register and it was over $50 a yard, I changed my mine! I will buy a $50 pillow before I make one..obviously quality would be a tad nicer ;)

 So Sunday I decided our apartment will need some chevron striped paintings. I already had all the supplies (canvas, paints and brushes) so I just laid down some newspaper and started at it. At first I was going to free hand the stripes, but I knew that there had to be a technique of some sort so here is how to do it!!

It was hard for me to find a tutorial so I just winged it and it worked!
(I forgot to take pictures as I was going so I will do it on a piece of paper!!)

Step 1: Get supplies to draw the stripes. Canvas (paper), pencil and ruler

Step 2: Draw horizontal lines, mine are about 2 inches wide since you can barley see them

Step 3: Draw vertical lines to make a "checker board" pattern

Step 4: Start to draw the vertical lines.

Each row needs to start the same way as you can see below.  So if you start from the top left to bottom right, do the same on the second, third, etc rows.

This is what it should look like when you are done

Step 5: Erase all horizontal and vertical lines. Leave only the diagonal lines.

After erasing all lines except the diagonal ones, your chevron stripes are left! 

Here's what my actual paintings looked like!

Ta-da! So simply chic! :D (hehehe) 

Is anyone as obsessed with chevron stripes?



  1. These are great tips and look amazing. Thanks!

  2. Wow, these look great! And dare I say easy enough for someone as un-artistic as me to make? :) thanks for sharing! ♥

  3. Love it! I got a gold chevron lampshade at Target and it's so cute. Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely going to have to try it out!

  4. Cool!! Even though I dont have any chevron stripes in my apartment yet, yes I absolutely love them!!

  5. That's cool! The paislet fabric is sweet - Will be awesome to see the finished product!