DIY Chevron Painted CanvasPosted: March 6, 2012
The laundry room is almost done! The last step has been to do a few things to decorate the space. I decided not to paint the walls in the laundry room because painting totally overwhelms me and makes me feel like a complete failure. SO…I decided to bring in some color in some other ways.
I searched around online for a tutorial on how to paint a chevron design on a canvas. I didn’t really find one that was super helpful, but I did figure out that masking tape seemed to be better to use than the blue painter’s tape. So, I cut a BUNCH of 3-inch long strips of masking tape (1-inch wide). I started creating the design by overlapping the 3 inch strips across the top of the canvas. Once I finished that row, I used a ruler to mark 1-inch down and continued with the next row. And so on until I covered the canvas with tape.
After I finished taping, I used a sponge brush to paint the canvas. I painted 2 coats and then followed up with a different paint brush because I felt like there were still lots of streaks. The second paint brush helped to fill in the color.
I used this paint that I got at Walmart for about $2.
I waited a couple of hours for the paint to dry and then pulled off all the masking tape. The finished product is not perfect by any means. If I was hanging this on my wall, I would have gone back with a fine tipped paint brush to do some filling in. But, I’m using this on top of some cabinets as a back drop so once I placed it, you couldn’t see any of the errors at all.
This was a really fun, somewhat tedious, project! I love the way it looks behind the display on top of my laundry room cabinets.
I’ll reveal the completed laundry room on Thursday!