Friday Finds: Crafty Chevron Projects

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By Nicole K.

As Nicole N. mentioned a little earlier this week, we both have a slight fascination with chevron. I was bitten by the bug a couple months back, and my fascination is still going strong. It’s to the point that seeing anything with a chevron print on it will cause a little “ooh!” to come out of my mouth. In fact, I think I recall doing some kind of weird and remarkably dorky happy dance at my desk when I first saw our black & white chevron Magic Hook.

our black & white chevron Magic Hook

our black & white chevron Magic Hook

Obsession aside, I’m in total awe of some of the chevron DIY projects out there. A quick browse of Pinterest yields photos of chevron clothing, nails, furniture, and wall art—all created by hand using simple and usually inexpensive supplies. So for this week’s Friday Finds, I thought I’d gather some of my favorites and share them with all of you.

image from Fingerprints on the Fridge

image from Fingerprints on the Fridge

Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge says that these wooden barstools in her kitchen have been painted several different ways, but I think this pale blue and white chevron pattern is the best. She says she used a grid to get everything even, which is the approach most take when it comes to painting chevrons. (It’s trickier than it looks!)

image from owen's olivia

image from owen’s olivia

Would you believe that these ombre chevron curtains aren’t store bought? Or sewn together? They’re painted. Wow. Nancy at owen’s olivia didn’t take the grid approach, but these painted chevron curtains look clean, professional, and gorgeous regardless. She put these together for her son Owen’s room, and they definitely compliment the rest of the decor!

You can see more photos of Owen’s room and his chevron curtains by following the link above, or you can read Nancy’s detailed tutorial for painting chevron curtains over at Remodelaholic.

If painting chevrons seems too difficult—or if you’re just pressed for time—you might want to opt for fabric instead. Some eyecatching black and white chevron fabric and a staple gun might be all you need to create a new piece of wall decor, or give life to an old chair.

image from Anne the Adventurer

image from Anne the Adventurer

Anne combined plywood, cork, and chevron fabric to create a bulletin board where she can pin inspirational images and other printed items. This is way cooler than a normal corkboard, don’t you think?

image from Simply Salvage

image from Simply Salvage

Meanwhile, Lindsey completely refreshed an old chair with some bright aqua paint and chevron fabric. I am always in awe of those of you who are able to spot potential in old furniture—I really want to try harder to look for possibilities like this! I love this chair and the way the new paint and chevron contrast.

This post just wouldn’t be complete without a throwback to my own chevron DIY project!

my yellow ombre chevron pegboard

my yellow ombre chevron pegboard

If you missed it, you can see all the photos and get step-by-step instructions on creating your own chevron pegboard right here. The pegboard is still hanging happily in my home office, and I smile every time I see it or pull something off of the hooks. Though it took me a while to make it, it’s really wonderful to have one of my favorite patterns so close by.

That wraps up this week’s finds! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the great chevron DIY projects out there. If you have a project of your own you’d like to share, or any thoughts about the ones I’ve linked above, feel free to leave a comment. We would love to hear from you. Have a great weekend, everybody!

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