Tuesday, September 4

Herringbone & Chevron DIY Painting

This weekend I set out to create some BIG art pieces for my boring living room. Our couch is brown, loveseat is sage green, the rug is shades of brown and beige. Like I said, it's boring! I really wanted to bring in shades of yellow and orange to brighten it up.

I'll tell you a secret: I LOVE herringbone. It's the background for this blog, I'm making a herringbone wood backdrop for my wedding, and I have been designing a herringbone quilt I will hopefully start soon! Ever since I saw this digital art print from Nancy Ramirez, I've wanted, no... NEEDED one like it.

I picked up a couple of frames at Joann's for 60% off (!!!) and decided now was the time. I didn't want to just do the same old herringbone pattern, so I did switch it up by adding a chevron stripe in the middle and changing the size of the pattern. I like the interest it adds.

For the record, I used a variety of different paint brands, including Martha Stewart all-purpose and the cheap acrylic 69 cent brands like Americana. I couldn't find my nice painter's tape so I used drafting tape. I was also slightly afraid that the painter's tape might pull up some paint from the paper but the drafting tape isn't as sticky. I used Martha Stewart pouncer brushes and a Dutch Freeze from Dutch Brothers to keep myself hydrated. Yum!

Now I just need to decide on what to do with the matching frame!

1 comment:

  1. I love this! What a perfect way to put some colourful on your walls!



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