Monday, March 4, 2013

Chevron Frame

It is fair to say that I'm a little obsessed with chevron.  I can't seem to get enough of the fun squiggles.  So when it came time to paint a picture frame it was obvious that I would turn to two of my favorite things...chevron and typography.

I first saw this frame on Pinterest (of course) which was a pin from The Winthrop Chronicles.  I decided it was adorable and I would give it a try.  I picked up the wood frame and some paint at Michael's and got started.

This was my first attempt at painting a chevron pattern so of course I turned to Pinterest and did a little research.  I used a triangle and just started taping off the pattern.  This was a little time consuming, since I'm far too uptight for anything to be crooked.

I held my breath when I took off the tape.  Unfortunately,  there were some areas that didn't have straight edges.  I've learned with crafts that when something doesn't turn out or gets messed up that the fix usually looks better than the original plan.  I grabbed my sanding block and roughed up the edges of the lines and I really liked the distressed look it created.

Next I used my trusty Annie Sloan wax.  I first used the clear wax and then I put on a little dark wax on top.  I didn't go crazy with the dark wax because my short blog partner doesn't like when I make our projects look too "old".   I painted a wood R that I got at Michael's and sanded the edges a little bit.  With a little hot glue on the back of the R and it was ready for the last step of adding a picture.  I decided to use one of the instagram pictures that I just got in the mail from Foxgram. This site will print your instagram pics in 3x3 prints and mail them to you for 99 cents. more project in the bag.

1 comment:

  1. ok finally had a moment to pop over, glad you are doing groovy with a blog!....