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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 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!

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


  2. I love 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!!

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

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

  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.

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

  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

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

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

  10. So so pretty! I like it.

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

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

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

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

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


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