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Painted Chevron Rug Reveal {tutorial}

7 Apr
I finally got some pictures of my newest project — 
My Painted Chevron Rug!!
And…. I love it!!
I know, I know —
Everyone is obsessed with Chevron.
I jumped on the bandwagon and I think it’s fun.
I love the bold, graphic lines and statement that it makes in a room!
{Ikea rug}
I painted the rug white and then used my favorite color these days — Martha Stewart’s Arrowroot.

  

The same color as my Pennant Pantry
I just can’t get enough of this color!!!
Shelley came over and we had a great time stenciling the big Chevron stripes on our rugs.
She printed off two big Chevron stripes.
We laid them on our rugs and painted in between both stripes.
I used my handy dandy ruler to make sure the spaces was right.
Between the two of us, we were able to stencil each of our rugs in about an hour.
And then we had a FAB new designer rug!!!!
{for more instructions, check out my first post on this project}
**And you could totally make your own stencil using either stencil plastic from your craft store or heavy paper. Just measure out your Chevron pattern and cut it out.

Now, one drawback to the painting technique is that the rug got a little bit crunchy.
So Shelley had a great idea — sand it!!!
I got out one of my favorite DIY tools — my mini electric sander…
and in about 5 minutes my rug went from hard and crunchy to soft and pliable.
Plus, I love the beachy texture that came through when I sanded it!!
Now my dilemma is — where do I put my new rug???
It goes everywhere!!
My kitchen…
My Board and Batten Bathroom…
My entryway…..
My Beachy Laundry Room….
My Family Room…..


Hmmm, what do you think??
I can’t decide.
But I DO know that for under $30 it was a GREAT deal on a rug with some Summery Personality!!!
Thanks Shelley for a fun day painting!!!
Check out Shelley’s version of the rug — so cute {squeeeeeeeal}
xoxo

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Painted Chevron Rug Reveal {tutorial}

7 Apr
I finally got some pictures of my newest project — 
My Painted Chevron Rug!!
And…. I love it!!
I know, I know —
Everyone is obsessed with Chevron.
I jumped on the bandwagon and I think it’s fun.
I love the bold, graphic lines and statement that it makes in a room!
{Ikea rug}
I painted the rug white and then used my favorite color these days — Martha Stewart’s Arrowroot.

  

The same color as my Pennant Pantry
I just can’t get enough of this color!!!
Shelley came over and we had a great time stenciling the big Chevron stripes on our rugs.
She printed off two big Chevron stripes.
We laid them on our rugs and painted in between both stripes.
I used my handy dandy ruler to make sure the spaces was right.
Between the two of us, we were able to stencil each of our rugs in about an hour.
And then we had a FAB new designer rug!!!!
{for more instructions, check out my first post on this project}
**And you could totally make your own stencil using either stencil plastic from your craft store or heavy paper. Just measure out your Chevron pattern and cut it out.

Now, one drawback to the painting technique is that the rug got a little bit crunchy.
So Shelley had a great idea — sand it!!!
I got out one of my favorite DIY tools — my mini electric sander…
and in about 5 minutes my rug went from hard and crunchy to soft and pliable.
Plus, I love the beachy texture that came through when I sanded it!!
Now my dilemma is — where do I put my new rug???
It goes everywhere!!
My kitchen…
My Board and Batten Bathroom…
My entryway…..
My Beachy Laundry Room….
My Family Room…..


Hmmm, what do you think??
I can’t decide.
But I DO know that for under $30 it was a GREAT deal on a rug with some Summery Personality!!!
Thanks Shelley for a fun day painting!!!
Check out Shelley’s version of the rug — so cute {squeeeeeeeal}
xoxo

I’m linking up with these fun parties:

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Spring Project — Make Chevron Subway Art!! {Tutorial}

29 Mar

 I have been ooohing and aaaahing over all of the Chevron projects around blogland lately.

It got me motivated to make some Chevron art for my home.

 
And since the weather here has been so dreary and grey, I was aching for some
happy, sunny art to lift my mood.

And what better song than the Beatle’s “Here Comes The Sun”?
chevron subway art at the bottom

Here’s what I did:

get a board
So I grabbed another board left over from my Laundry Room Board and Batten project and went to work. I made a stencil on my Silhouette. I think I am addicted to making stencils. They are so easy to make, plus you can use them for other projects.
And I am sure there will be some more Chevron projects coming along soon 🙂 
cut out the stencil
chevron stencil
You can buy the Stencil plastic at your local craft store. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby. They were 3 pieces to a package – so about $1 per sheet. 
Pretty cheap for a Chevron Stencil, right?
paint the board
yellow paint
I painted my board with some white craft paint. And once it was dry I stenciled the board. I was a little nervous about how my stencil was going to turn out. Should I trace the chevron on with pencil and then fill it in later with paint? No, I decided to paint over the stencil using a foam brush, and I am so happy I did that. It worked out incredibly well. I didn’t even have to tape the stencil on to the board. And since my board is longer in width and length than my stencil, I stenciled up one side of the board, and then by the time I came back down to the first section, that part was dry and I was able to blend the paint in and do the other side of the board.
sand it down
Once the board was finished, I sanded the paint off. I was going for a kind of “Beachy” look and the paint I used was a little too yellow. I liked the color a lot better once the paint was sanded off and toned down. Then I made the words to Beatle’s song on the Silhouette “Here Comes the Sun” and I printed that off. I used contact paper – my secret weapon. It’s so much cheaper than vinyl. It is a little tricky to use. You have to make sure that you get the settings right. I keep my depth setting on 2-3 for contact paper because it’s so thin. Then I laid the contact paper on top of the board and used some turquoise craft paint for the words and let that dry. And then I sanded the words too. And put a light coat of polyurethane spray over the whole board.
paint on the letters
silhouette interfacing
peel if off
cut out the pennants on the silhouette
cut out the pennants
Of course if you don’t have a Silhouette to make this project.
{You could cut the pennants out with scissors and then use Mod Podge or something like that to make them lay flat. I also sewed a small zig zag stitch all the way around each pennant. And you could use painter’s tape to create the Chevron Stripes.}
chevron subway art pennant closeup
Then I sewed the pennants to some baker’s twine that I had by folding the back over the twine and sewing it. {You could also hot glue them if you wanted}. And I made a loop at each end of the twine and put them through the point of an upholstery tack.
upholstery tacks
The last thing I did was I put upholstery tacks along each side of the subway art for a little more added interest. I think they add to the rough beachy charm of the piece!!
{I bought the upholstery tacks at Walmart}
chevron subway art full sign
And now I have a piece of Spring-ish Subway art for my Family Room Wall!!!
And I love that it goes with my Chevron Pennants and Chevron Plate on my Family Room Mantel! 
Have a Terrific Day!! 
PS – I’m linking this up over at The Lettered Cottage’s How To Party!! And these fun parties: 
xoxo

Spring Project — Make Chevron Subway Art!! {Tutorial}

29 Mar

 I have been ooohing and aaaahing over all of the Chevron projects around blogland lately.

It got me motivated to make some Chevron art for my home.

 
And since the weather here has been so dreary and grey, I was aching for some
happy, sunny art to lift my mood.

And what better song than the Beatle’s “Here Comes The Sun”?
chevron subway art at the bottom

Here’s what I did:

get a board
So I grabbed another board left over from my Laundry Room Board and Batten project and went to work. I made a stencil on my Silhouette. I think I am addicted to making stencils. They are so easy to make, plus you can use them for other projects.
And I am sure there will be some more Chevron projects coming along soon 🙂 
cut out the stencil
chevron stencil
You can buy the Stencil plastic at your local craft store. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby. They were 3 pieces to a package – so about $1 per sheet. 
Pretty cheap for a Chevron Stencil, right?
paint the board
yellow paint
I painted my board with some white craft paint. And once it was dry I stenciled the board. I was a little nervous about how my stencil was going to turn out. Should I trace the chevron on with pencil and then fill it in later with paint? No, I decided to paint over the stencil using a foam brush, and I am so happy I did that. It worked out incredibly well. I didn’t even have to tape the stencil on to the board. And since my board is longer in width and length than my stencil, I stenciled up one side of the board, and then by the time I came back down to the first section, that part was dry and I was able to blend the paint in and do the other side of the board.
sand it down
Once the board was finished, I sanded the paint off. I was going for a kind of “Beachy” look and the paint I used was a little too yellow. I liked the color a lot better once the paint was sanded off and toned down. Then I made the words to Beatle’s song on the Silhouette “Here Comes the Sun” and I printed that off. I used contact paper – my secret weapon. It’s so much cheaper than vinyl. It is a little tricky to use. You have to make sure that you get the settings right. I keep my depth setting on 2-3 for contact paper because it’s so thin. Then I laid the contact paper on top of the board and used some turquoise craft paint for the words and let that dry. And then I sanded the words too. And put a light coat of polyurethane spray over the whole board.
paint on the letters
silhouette interfacing
peel if off
cut out the pennants on the silhouette
cut out the pennants
Of course if you don’t have a Silhouette to make this project.
{You could cut the pennants out with scissors and then use Mod Podge or something like that to make them lay flat. I also sewed a small zig zag stitch all the way around each pennant. And you could use painter’s tape to create the Chevron Stripes.}
chevron subway art pennant closeup
Then I sewed the pennants to some baker’s twine that I had by folding the back over the twine and sewing it. {You could also hot glue them if you wanted}. And I made a loop at each end of the twine and put them through the point of an upholstery tack.
upholstery tacks
The last thing I did was I put upholstery tacks along each side of the subway art for a little more added interest. I think they add to the rough beachy charm of the piece!!
{I bought the upholstery tacks at Walmart}
chevron subway art full sign
And now I have a piece of Spring-ish Subway art for my Family Room Wall!!!
And I love that it goes with my Chevron Pennants and Chevron Plate on my Family Room Mantel! 
Have a Terrific Day!! 
PS – I’m linking this up over at The Lettered Cottage’s How To Party!! And these fun parties: 
xoxo

Chevron Pennant Tutorial {Silhouette project}

23 Mar

I may have an addiction to Pennants/Bunting. 
I think it is adorable and I want to make one for every room and every occasion – lol. I have been anxiously waiting for some of Silhouette’s Fabric Interfacing and was so excited when it came the other day. 
I decided to make a project that combines three of my favorite things right now — 
Polka Dots, Pennants and Chevron!!

{Chevron Pennants}

And Canvas Corp sent me a fun box of products the other day to make projects with – thanks! I got out some canvas pennants, 5 different polka dotted material, my Silhouette, the Silhouette Transfer paper and some cool Canvas Corp. rope and set to work.


I downloaded a Chevron Border from the Silhouette Online Store. And then I just made it as wide as the widest width on the pennants and copied it on the screen so that the screen was as long as each pennant.

Then I cut out the Silhouette Fabric Interfacing material in a sheet that size — 8 inches by 8 inches. I did this for each of the pennants that I wanted to make. And then I cut out a piece of material that was the same size. To make the fabric stick to the interfacing, you iron it on. So I did that. And then you peel the backing off the interfacing and it’s ready for the Silhouette!

Then I cut the chevrons out. You use your cutting mat. I put my pink cap on and set the depth to the highest it would go. To make it cut all the way through along the whole chevron, it’s smart to set your Silhouette to double cut the material. The material might bunch a little. Just set the speed really low and don’t freak out if it starts bunching up. I had to use my scissors on a few places where the material didn’t cut through all the way. Overall it worked out very well.

 

Once the material was cut out and the chevrons were all separated, I laid them out on my pennants and hot glued each chevron in a few places to keep it straight. At this point, you can hot glue all of the chevrons on and they look great like that. Or, what I did was once I attached them on the pennants, I sewed around each Chevron to give it a little more ooomph.

 


Then I took the small Canvas Corp. rope and sewed it on the back of the pennants. I left 3 inches in between each pennant. The last thing I did was cut 25 1 inch strips of the same material I used in the pennants and tied one set of each color in between each pennant.

I love it!! It looks so cute with my Chevron Plate on my mantle. And, they match my Damask Lamp Shade. So fun!

Just think of the possibilities now that Silhouette can cut fabric. I can’t wait to experiment some more!!! Silhouette is running a Special from now until March 27th (Sunday):

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Have a Happy Happy Day!! 
xoxoxo

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Chevron Pennant Tutorial {Silhouette project}

23 Mar

I may have an addiction to Pennants/Bunting. 
I think it is adorable and I want to make one for every room and every occasion – lol. I have been anxiously waiting for some of Silhouette’s Fabric Interfacing and was so excited when it came the other day. 
I decided to make a project that combines three of my favorite things right now — 
Polka Dots, Pennants and Chevron!!

{Chevron Pennants}

And Canvas Corp sent me a fun box of products the other day to make projects with – thanks! I got out some canvas pennants, 5 different polka dotted material, my Silhouette, the Silhouette Transfer paper and some cool Canvas Corp. rope and set to work.


I downloaded a Chevron Border from the Silhouette Online Store. And then I just made it as wide as the widest width on the pennants and copied it on the screen so that the screen was as long as each pennant.

Then I cut out the Silhouette Fabric Interfacing material in a sheet that size — 8 inches by 8 inches. I did this for each of the pennants that I wanted to make. And then I cut out a piece of material that was the same size. To make the fabric stick to the interfacing, you iron it on. So I did that. And then you peel the backing off the interfacing and it’s ready for the Silhouette!

Then I cut the chevrons out. You use your cutting mat. I put my pink cap on and set the depth to the highest it would go. To make it cut all the way through along the whole chevron, it’s smart to set your Silhouette to double cut the material. The material might bunch a little. Just set the speed really low and don’t freak out if it starts bunching up. I had to use my scissors on a few places where the material didn’t cut through all the way. Overall it worked out very well.

 

Once the material was cut out and the chevrons were all separated, I laid them out on my pennants and hot glued each chevron in a few places to keep it straight. At this point, you can hot glue all of the chevrons on and they look great like that. Or, what I did was once I attached them on the pennants, I sewed around each Chevron to give it a little more ooomph.

 


Then I took the small Canvas Corp. rope and sewed it on the back of the pennants. I left 3 inches in between each pennant. The last thing I did was cut 25 1 inch strips of the same material I used in the pennants and tied one set of each color in between each pennant.

I love it!! It looks so cute with my Chevron Plate on my mantle. And, they match my Damask Lamp Shade. So fun!

Just think of the possibilities now that Silhouette can cut fabric. I can’t wait to experiment some more!!! Silhouette is running a Special from now until March 27th (Sunday):

I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!


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Have a Happy Happy Day!! 
xoxoxo

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Chevron Crush: {20 Chevron Project Ideas}!!

25 Feb
I just love the Chevron trend. 
It’s graphic, bold and makes a statement. Reminds me of Subway Art – lol.

 {Design Sponge}
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Smile Pillow in Yellow
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LAST ONE - Chevron Ironing Board Cover in Yellow and White
Jill Sorensen
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 {HGTV}
MODERN HOSTESS APRON with iPod/iPhone/smartphone pocket- Black and White Chevron (Free Shipping)
Black and White Chevron Clutch
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 {Sunset Magazine}
photo
 {flickr}

I would love to stencil a Chevron Duvet for my bedroom!!  
Or maybe some pillows.
Have a Wonderful Friday!!
xoxo
PS — And speaking of Friday — it’s my favorite day of the week!! I can’t wait to see what YOU have been doing this week! Come over for the Weekend Wrap Up Party – it’s gonna be fun!! The party starts at 6 pm {mst}. I hope you can come!! 
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$5 Challenge — 3 different Dollar Store Tiered Tray Ideas {and a Chevron stencil printable}

9 Feb
 

Studio 5 called me up a couple weeks ago and asked me if I would take the $5 Challenge. 
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Of course I couldn’t resist!!
So I headed over to my favorite place — The $ Store and scoped it out. I decided to make a few tiered trays. I have been loving Enamel Paint ever since I made my mustache glasses. 
I wanted to make some Chevron Platters. 
Kind of nautical for Spring! 

I ended up making three different kinds of Tiered Trays from the Dollar Store. 
The first were Painted Chevron Plates. I picked out two plates and my Dollar Store was out of glass candlesticks, so I had to go scrounge around a few thrift stores to come up with enough for my projects. But they ended up being between .25 and .50 each so score!! 
 I made a Chevron template on my Silhouette and printed it off on vinyl and then stuck the vinyl to the plates. Then I painted over the stencil with Plaid’s Enamel Paint.
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Here’s a tip — do NOT let the paint dry and then peel off the stencil because your paint will peel off too. You need to peel off the stencil while the paint is still wet.
Then I painted some pennants on one of the plates and a flower on the other. You can use a pencil on your plates and then paint over the pencil marks. And obviously, you can paint anything you want. I was also thinking that a big number would be cute on the top plate.
{total cost — $2.50}
I have made a Chevron Stencil that you can download if you want to use it. You can either trace the chevron pattern on Contact Paper and cut it out with an x-acto knife. 
Or you can trace the stencil onto stencil material and also cut it out with an x-acto knife. You can find stencil plastic at your local craft store. 
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Then bake the plates in the oven for 20 minutes to set the paint. Once baked, the plates are dishwasher safe. This paint is technically not supposed to come in direct contact with food, so use a doily or something when putting your food out.
The second type of tiered platter I made was — A Triple Tiered Platter. 
{total cost — $4.00}
 I got this idea from Joy’s Hope. She made some last Spring and I have been obsessed with them ever since. Super easy. Just get three of the silver platters at the Dollar Store and spray paint them different colors. Then spray paint a couple of candlesticks too. You can attach the candlesticks to the platters with Gorilla Glue, E6000 or 9001.
{total cost — $3.00}
The third platter I made was — Mod Podged Pizza Pans.
I also found the pizza pans at the Dollar Store. You take strips of paper and mod podge the paper on the trays. Then there is a spray you can spray over the top that seals the paper.
{total cost — $1.50}
I have a complete tutorial on how to make these here — Mod Podged Tiered Trays.
So if you have a big event coming up, or just need some unique serving pieces, head over to the Dollar Store and make some trays!!
Here’s the video — if you want to take a look 🙂
xoxo

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