Chevron stripes are all the rage
and I was dying to put to do them on something.
A painted rug seemed to be the perfect place to start.
I found a 4 x 6 Sisel Rug at TJ Maxx for only $10.00!
I cut out a couple Chevron stripes with my Silhouette
(my husband thinks you should know that you don't really need a Silhouette to make a Chevron stripe).
I needed it to be pretty big. So I cut it out a couple times and then taped it together.
Then I taped around each stripe.
And burnished down on the blue tape so no paint would bleed through.
I used some semi-gloss paint (this beautiful blue came from my friend's kitchen)
and a couple of foam brushes.
And then I went to work "dabbing" the blue paint in my taped off section.
This took me a while. But it was a good work-out for my arms!
Adding lots of paint to seep in between all the groves.
The paint seemed to dry pretty quickly.
As I peeled off the tape my Chevron stripes were revealed.
I love the way it turned out!
The perfect compliment to all the new things in my laundry room.
Check out these links for other Chevron stripe creations: