July 26, 2012

My DIY

I decided to do a little DIY this weekend.  I made  Chevron canvases this weekend and I'm actually super excited how they turned out!

Take 2 canvases and tape them off with Blue Painters Tape. I didn't measure anything and wasn't being a perfectionist, so I just eyaballed it:





I bought sample paints from Home Depot, $2.95 each and a cheap paint brush $1. I picked out grey and yellow, kinda obsessed with these colors right now!
As you can see I didn't even try to stay inside the lines.



I used 2 coats of paint on each and let them dry in my garage for about an hour.
I peeled off the tape and VOILA!!!


Here is the tutorial I used as inspiration, but clearly did not follow it exactly: 
http://spunkyjunky.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-tuesday-chevron-shoebox-wall.html


My First DIY that I've posted on this blog - what do you think?

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30 comments:

  1. Whenever I do a DIY involving paint it NEVER turns out this good! Love yours though!

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  2. Love it! I think it's great that they're not "perfect" -- I like them so much more that way!

    xox emily
    once in a blue room

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  3. So cute, you did a great job! Love the colors too :)

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  4. Love this!!! I will definitely be trying this very, very soon!! Thanks for the tip! :)

    Charity
    http://loveleighshopaholicconfessions.blogspot.com

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  5. So cute!! You gave that wall some life, they look awesome!

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  6. What a fun simple way to create art. This is perfect because right now I have a lot of blank walls to fill in my house... :)

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  7. Great idea! I found a blank canvas laying in the basement and was going to go buy a stencil and paint it but this is a perfect idea!

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  8. Those are so cute! Love how they turned out.

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  9. Alyssa- just FYI, I tried to respond via email to your comment but you're a 'no reply' commenter ;)

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  10. These look great! I might have to try this out!

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  11. This looks so great--and so easy! I think I may be doing this one soon!

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  12. Hi, I'm new around here and I just found your blog over at Jenna's...after scrolling around I really like your posts, so I added you. Great job with the chevron prints, I'm obsessed with that pattern lately too. I hope sometime you can stop by my blog and check it out! :)

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  13. I like that these are not even - makes it look better than the boring regular chevron look!

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  14. Great job, Alisa! What a fun DIY idea...
    Thanks for sharing. :)
    xoxo

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  15. I love this idea! Yours look great and I can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration! :)
    Hope you are having a great Thursday!
    Cheers,
    Sara
    www.SocialSara.net

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  16. What a fabulous project!! Your canvases look amazing!

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  17. I'm in love with this project! These are gorgeous! Definitely adding them to my diy to-do list :)

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  18. What a great idea!! It looks so good

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  19. Love the colors! I'm trying to convince my husband to paint our bathroom gray. Maybe if I don't get my way I can make a few of these as accents :)

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  21. They look cute! And who needs staying in the lines when you've got painter's tape?

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  22. Great job on the chevron canvas painting. It's okay that it's not perfect...it's painted by you and has character!

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  23. These are so cute!! DIY art is the very best kind. Great job!! <3 from Lynds @ ItMom

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  24. This is such a great idea and it looks SO good! I love chevron AND yellow & gray together!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  25. I LOVE these! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for linking up, girl!

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  26. Super cute! I'm loving anything yellow and gray these days. New follower from the link-up!

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  27. I'm in love with grey and yellow as well! Great choice.

    http://domesticatedworkingwoman.blogspot.com

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  28. Hi I think these are fabulous! Great DIY I discovered your blog on The Pretty Pinhead♥

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