DIY Chevron Sign

DIY Chevron and Wire LOVE Sign  by www.DIYinRealLife.com

You might remember my chevron spree a few weeks back…

 

I chevron-ed this table…

This pinboard…

A few other things…

and… *drumroll*

 

DIY Chevron and Wire LOVE Sign  by www.DIYinRealLife.com

Some chevron signs.

DIY Chevron and Wire LOVE Sign  by www.DIYinRealLife.com

First I stained and painted the various boards…

Then… Using my stencil from Cutting Edge, I used my foam roller and rolled away.

http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/chevron-stencil-pattern.html

Then I grabbed my wire and needle nose pliers…

DIY Chevron and Wire LOVE Sign  by www.DIYinRealLife.com

Then I drilled a few holes to attach my wire words…

DIY Chevron and Wire LOVE Sign  by www.DIYinRealLife.com

And Wahhh-lah!

DIY Chevron and Wire LOVE Sign  by www.DIYinRealLife.com

I made them to take up to the shop.  

Let’s just say I fell in love with them and kept one of course!

DIY Chevron and Wire LOVE Sign  by www.DIYinRealLife.com

The rest I delivered up to Tekamah… We’ll see how long they stick around. 😉

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Word to the wise:

Never think to yourself…

 

“Self… You’re just painting a little.  You’re just rolling paint on with a foam roller and a chevron stencil.”

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“No need to change clothes… I’m SURE you’ll be fine!”

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Because it will be at THAT point that you sit on the roller full of paint.

 

 

 

Don’t ask.  I don’t want to talk about it.

Chevron Table Re-do!

So I had one of these tables…  Only it was old.  And the top was super rough.

 

Adorable chevron table refashion at  www.DIYinRealLife.com

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But it was one of those tables that you see all the time.

A couple coats of paint in a fun gray and white chevron print…

And boom!!!!!

 

 

Adorable chevron table refashion at  www.DIYinRealLife.com

Ca-UTE table!!!

 

 

Adorable chevron table refashion at  www.DIYinRealLife.com

Love me some chevon!

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DIY Chevron Burlap Ribbon

DIY Burlap Chevron Ribbon by www.DIYinRealLife.com

Okay… I dig chevron.  I just do.  I’m not ashamed!

 

 

And when I saw this inspiration…  “Burlap? Chevron? Ribbon? Love.”

 

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I happen to love the cotton in this wreath by Orthodox Mom.  Super cute!!!!

I love the chevron ribbon but…

I’m cheap.

And I didn’t want to buy any.

So I thought to myself:

Self… You bought ribbon on a garage sale this summer.  Burlap ribbon from Ballard Designs no less. It was only 1.00 a roll and you got three, you shrewd-efficient-deal-finding girl you!”

DIY Burlap Chevron Ribbon by www.DIYinRealLife.com

Yes I did.  Full rolls of Ballard Designs ribbon for 1.00 each.

I hadn’t done anything with them yet, so I pulled one out one evening along with a black sharpie marker.  I flipped on the TV, plopped down on the couch and started working away at it.

DIY Burlap Chevron Ribbon by www.DIYinRealLife.com

Yes it’s time consuming… But it’s a good while-you-watch-a-movie project!  Really doesn’t take much for brains! 😉

DIY Burlap Chevron Ribbon by www.DIYinRealLife.com

I was anything but exact with the pattern because I wanted it slightly irregular and imperfect.

 I basically just outlined 2 M’s then colored it in… Or W’s if your prefer… 🙂

 It would take a lot longer if you wanted them exact though, and had to measure I’m sure. I’d suggest just buying it if that’s the case.  Ha!

I sure love it though!  Can’t wait to find something to use it on now that I have a whole roll of it!

 I’ll post when I do!  Whoop whoop!

DIY Burlap Chevron Ribbon by www.DIYinRealLife.com

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