Friday, January 20, 2012

DIY: Chevron Canvas Painting

I already warned you about my obsession for chevron, and i already warned you about needing to get better pictures of this stuff so don't get too antsy about those things quite yet. This is a project that was SO easy and inexpensive and it really makes such a statement in my living room space. I got this inspiration after i saw a home tour of Lauren Davis at Me Oh My! and i fell in love and just had to do it! This was the inspiration...

And this one above is how mine turned out. Hers looks much airier and lighter than mine, however mine does look a lot better in person than in this picture and I'm sure will look better once i use a real camera to take pictures.

24x36" artist's canvas from Hobby Lobby (with 40% coupon it was $20.00)
Painters Tape
Sponge Roller
Paint (I used a small test container of Dolphin Fin by Behr)

Create a template either on your computer or just with a ruler, pencil, and piece of paper. Trace the template onto your canvas with pencil (you won't be able to see the pencil after you paint). Tape off the area that you want to paint. *I taped the entire zig-zag that i was leaving white so that i could easily roll the paint on. I did about 3 coats of the gray before i took the paint off. It's my favorite think hanging on any of our walls I'm pretty sure. The part that took the longest was taping, but essentially i did this during an episode of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice! I could have touched it up more, but i didn't and i think i'm the only one that can see the imperfections so i'm still in love with it.

As you can see it's hung above an old piano. That was the Christmas present that i got for Chris this year, and he has high hopes for this piano. He has decided he wants to paint it in cream with some major distressing and glazing, and then paint the music stand a darker tone. We are for sure going to start that in the very near future and i can't wait to show you the end result! Plus, i hope by the end of this weekend to have a nice furry stool to show you! Woo hoo....


  1. It looks amazing. Love the color of gray!!

  2. I love how it turned out!! Super gorgeous!

    Xx. Patience

  3. Hey Allie! Glad you commented on my blog! My husband I currently live in S. Carolina, but 7 mos. ago we moved from SLC (we are also LDS). Great job on your chevron art. I guess great minds think alike, I recently did the same idea on canvas but with an over- scale houndstooth stencil. I will be blogging about it at the end of the month :) Anyway, good luck with blogging, and I will definitely follow your adventures:)

  4. Love this grey chevron;)
    I`m you newest follower!

    Lovely greetings from Germany...

  5. oh my gosh you are a DIY chevron genius!

  6. Thanks for your sweet comment a few weeks ago!
    CUTE! Hubby was looking w me at this and said "WOW, thats so cool!". So guess that means I need to add some chevron love to our place now! lol

    1. well chevron is probably the easiest to add so you're lucky he didn't say that about some damask or ornate print of some sort ha ha ha ha! I really am so excited for you both and your little one. Congratulations! And thank you for your sweet comment! you're the cutest!