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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chevron Art Update


     Do you have something around your house like a wall or a piece of art that in and of itself you really like? Then you decide you want to tweek it just a bit but then become terrified that you are going to ruin it once you begin? That was me today.

     Remember that picket fence piece in my kitchen that I added the chevron stripe to?



     I must first confess that I supposed to be helping my son shovel out and reorganize his room today. We got about half way done and decided we needed a break {they have a snow day again today}.

See why I need a break! ;)

     Well in my quest to add more navy to the main floor I decided to add a navy and even a gray stripe to the aqua.....*gulp*. I was a bit terrified, because I love this addition to the kitchen and I didn't want to ruin it!

{To bring the drama down a bit my smart friend reminded me that I could always repaint the whole thing~but who wants to do that!}

     First let me show you how this picket fence was constructed. In its former life it was a fireplace screen!


   
     It was easy to tape off by just eyeballing the current stripe and adding my frog tape. I used craft acrylic paint and a small brush.





     OK, I can breathe.....it turned out better than I expected.




     Now that I took the plunge and altered something I love for the better, what do you have around your house that you can update?

Alright I took a long enough break. Now I'd better get back to Cam's room, unless I can come up with another "break" idea............

Thanks for stopping by!




I'm sharing this here:

Homastyle
Diana Rambles
Tatertots and Jello
Funky Junk Interiors
Its Overflowing
Between Naps on the Porch
DIY by Design
Thrifty Decor Chick
The Shabby Creek Cottage

15 comments:

  1. I actually really love the addition of the other colors to the fence. It looks awesome up there!

    Angela

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  2. I love it...my eyes immediately felt the connection between the fence and the curtain...just a thought, I think your wood blind would look great painted a gray wash to match the fence...great job!!

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  3. Well done. I like both the before and after! :D

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  4. What a cute idea. It looks great up on your cabinets.
    Bev

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  5. I love this design!It is so much better with the other colors! I have a newer link party and would love if you would come on over and share your post or social media sites. http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party-5/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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  6. wow...that is so pretty. And so is the rest of your kitchen. Great job!

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  7. Your chevron art is really cute! I also love your white kitchen, and the tea pots! Great job! So creative!!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/03/submarine-sunday-21.html

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  8. That is so different, love the pickets with chevron. A totally unexpected, and nice surprise above your stove!
    Jenna

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  9. I just love this! It is so nice and bright!

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  10. So so pretty! I like it.
    Pamela
    Ohio

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  11. You are so unbelievably creative friend! LOVE it! XO, Aimee

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  12. The dark stripe added more depth and dimension to the fence. Clever idea and a brave mom!

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  13. That is absolutely fabulous! I love it. Thanks for sharing at my linky party!

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  14. Love it! the new stripes look great...sometimes it pays to take risks, right? :)

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  15. Best job on this. I did not expect furniture on a Wednesday. This is the great story!

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