I have kind of balked at the recent “chevron craze”. It seemed so Charlie Brown-ish.
But after listening to my faithful clients…..I tried painting my first chevron design on a piece of furniture.
Let me first say, I consider myself a math LOVER. In 6th grade, when other girls were dancing and in the drama club…. I was on a math team with 3 boys! Ha! I am a math geek at heart.
But this chevron taping….it is NOT for the faint of heart. It confused even me!
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You can find many chevron furniture instructions on Pinterest for taping. But it was like reading Japanese to me. Ug! So, eventually the “creative side” of my brain took over the “math side” of my brain and I just “wung it”. LOL!
Here it how I felt about chevron…… most of the pieces I have seen have been too bright for me. With too crisp of a color palette. And often on very sleek-lined furniture pieces. The chevron furniture is gorgeous, but I just cannot picture it in my home.
So, I decided to do my chevron lightly distressed and on a warm cream base color like Heirloom Tradition’s French Vanilla chalk-type paint. ( While you’re shopping, grab my favorite chalk-type paint brush. It’ll make your painting job easier!)
It has the original hardware still on the piece…….
And it has these great little metal wheels.
It “goes” in my house and with my decor. And hopefully…..many of my clients’ homes as well.
Time will tell.
If you loved this chevron furniture, check out some more of my furniture transformations like: my bold green Mediterranean buffet or my farmhouse white entryway table.
I always think of Charlie Brown when I see chevron! It’s growing on me, but I’d probably never have it in my house.
I ADORE it! If I were anywhere near KC, I’d snatch that baby up in a heartbeat. My SIL is near there (at Ft. Leavenworth)…wonder if I can convince her to go get it!
Tara….Fort Leavenworth is about 30 minutes from me! Not far at all! So glad you like it!!!!
i love it.
I’m surprised how much I like this.
I LOVE chevron! I have a yellow and white chevron dresser in my living room that I lovingly call my Charlie Brown dresser! 🙂 I love how your piece turned out! The colors are great, and I adore the little yellow wheels. I’m with you, chevron is too intense to try to measure! I always wing it!
What a great piece. Love the color choices you made for the Chevron pattern and the base finish is just gorgeous. Really nice work!
I love chevron and actually have the pattern as my curtains, so I’m in love with this!!! Awesome job!
would love it if you could share this on my link party
oh my word – i love it – PERFECT colors and I love the WIDE chevron! yep crazy for chevron!
fresh new linky party just opened – would love to have ya come play if you’d like!
It turned out lovely! Great Job.
I have thought about painting chevron on things many times and then decided there is no way I could figure it out lol!! I love how this turned out! The distressed look is really cool. You did a great job!!
This is just beautiful! 🙂
i’m just adoring this dresser, the colors, the size of the chevron, the distressing everything! yay!!! you’ve been featured @ NORTHERN COTTAGE! C’mon over & grab a button! So glad to have ya link up! xo
L O Ve this so much!
I would love for you to stop by and link this up to my party! I would love to have you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change
Woot! What a fantastic transformation!
Love the chevron print and love the colors you chose!
And I would LOVE it if you’d stop over and share this at Feature Friday
FREE-FOR-ALL, which just went live!
Can’t wait to see you there!
P.S. New follower! Great blog! : )