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March 12, 2010

Layers of Meaning... DIY Chevron Wall

I've seen quite a few people painting chevron patterns on their walls....& yes, I like it! Maria from Layers of Meaning & her husband have done just that by taking on this DIY project.  Personally, I think it creates an interesting impact to her living room...and perhaps in my next home, I will think of trying something similar. 


This is a great option for those of you who are SCARED to death of wallpaper!! I know this process of painting stripes, chevrons etc. may take a awhile, but from Maria's results I think it's well worth it! You can ALWAYS paint over it if you don't like it right??  And for all you MARRIED ladies....ask your husbands for a helping hand.  You can see all the pics & read more about it on her blog








29 comments:

Free Pretty Things For You said...

now thay is a labor of love!
looks wonderful!

not a girl not yet a woman! said...

wonderfuuullllll post!why don t you write about glass roofs?I would love to read a post from u with this topic!
a biiiig kiss from me
p.s.u made my day!

The Buzz said...

Love how modern the stripes feel - I guess you would need a very steady hand (and husband!)
~ Carolyn

Redbonegirl97 said...

It takes me to the 70's. I am sure it works in some rooms, not a whole room.

Tiffany
http://liferequiresmorechocolate.blogspot.com

Gray said...

The wall looks great! Very chic!

Tammy@InStitches said...

That looks like a lot of work but so worth it !

Gi - Oh So Jolly! said...

a very good option indeed! I want to paint stripes on my dining room wall :)

lauren said...

It looks gorgeous! You've inspired me to do that in my living room too. Great job!

Fabulously Dirty Martini's said...

I LOVE IT! It looks amazing. My first thought was that it was wallpaper. Love the neutral color with bold design.

Donna said...

I'm in love with chevron...what a fantastic idea!

Liv said...

That's one intimidating DIY, but it looks fantastic!
http://idlefascination.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

what a fantastic idea. thanks for sharing!

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My @ thahotness.com said...

This took a lot of patience. More than I'll ever have but it came out beautiful.

KristenB said...

Oh my goodness I love it. I'm so afraid of taping straight lines!

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

Wow, that seems like a lot of work but it looks amazing!

Mi Vida Bonita said...

That looks great, and makes such a statement!

Jihan S. said...

Looks like hard work but it's BEAUTIFUL!

Lollipop said...

It is like the DIY Imperial Trelis over at the Hello Gorgeous Blog. It looked sooo tedious but the results were fab! I wish I had the patience for something like that hehe.

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Very cool!
I've seen several chevron DIY projects around there... I did one myself, http://adventuresindressmaking.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-am-so-proud-of-my-diy-zig-zag-rug.html,
and it and a few others are on Design Sponge and around...
http://makeundermylife.com/diy-gold-chevron-paintings/
and
http://www.sunset.com/home/weekend-projects/chevron-pattern-how-to-00400000043459/page5.html

There are different tools you can use... tape works, but I found that freezer paper worked best on fabric for my rug.
I looove chevron patterns!

SKVD6 said...

Love this look soo much!!! :)
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layersofmeaning said...

Jen! Thank you for the post!
Everyone - thank you for the lovely comments! It was indeed labor intensive but so worth it. We love it!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

She did a great job! Kudos to both her and her hubby!

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

WOW amazing!

ashlina said...

wow. that is awesome!!!!!!!

have a great weekend!
xo

Carly said...

such a simple concept! why can't i think of these things... but i guess thats why i scour blogs like yours! thanks! visit me @ carlychris0515.blogspot.com

The Goods Design said...

My husband and I are dying to do this chevron look in our hallway - we got a professional quote and it was $1500! I sent him this post to inspire him that we can do this as a DIY project!

dolores @ Welcome to My Humble Ablog said...

Love it! Hard work at its best.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

my goodness. Looks great

Tess Carter said...

Oh I did this in my studio- although it's quite a different look :) -looks so lovely in that livingroom

I like super-bright for where I work!

http://www.cozylittlecave.com/2009/11/studio-zig-zag-wall-treatment.html

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