Thursday, January 31, 2013

painting our chevron wall - thrifty thoughts

when we updated our house this past year I was wanting 
to do some sort of design on one wall.
wallpaper can be expensive.
we have one wall that i used wallpaper on and i 
didn't want to have to spend that much again for another wall.  
i thought about buying a stencil but then i came across this design that i liked.
my biggest challenge was talking robert into it because 
i needed him to draw the design i was wanting 
and i needed him to figure all the dimensions out.
i needed his engineering expertise and his ability to use one of his fancy engineering programs.
you should see some of his drawings that he has to do.
he totally impresses me.
so i knew he could make a drawing of what i wanted and figure out the dimensions for me.
a few weeks of nudging and asking and it was done!
next up.  taping.
since he is so good at dimensions that was his job too.
it was a long job.
in fact 3 rolls of painters tape long.
he is a gem.
and finally. painting!
a little trick of the trade for you...
if you are painting something like this - paint the base 
coat again over the tape before you put the actual color 
you are going to use for the final coat.
this basically creates a seal and if there are any bubbles in the 
tape or spots where the paint can sneak under...the base coat 
will go under creating a seal and not letting the final color seep through.  
thus creating a perfect line.
and here it is!  a long process but after you are finished 
you never seem to really care how many hours it took. :)

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  1. I LOVE that accent wall. LOVE! LOOOVE! Now he can just drop by sometime and do that in my house.

  2. Love it!! Next time you're in Missouri... :)

  3. Good job, girl! It looks awesome :)

  4. How fun is this! Looks like the time + effort was worth it :)(ps. my hubby would be doing all the taping too since he's also an engineer...well, almost an engineer. He gets waaaay too excited about using computer software to create designs!)

  5. What a WONDERFUL job!!! Looks professionally done!

  6. Wow! What a statement. Really love it.

  7. LOVE THIS!!! you did a fantastic job!!!

  8. WOW! This is awesome :) Found you on the GFC Collective Blog Hop! Would love for you to follow back..I actually painted some chevron curtains here:

    XO Samantha