So...I know it's been a while, so I figured I would post SOMETHING. I'm still in the process of upgrading our kitchen, and it's a slow and steady process...but we're getting there. Here's the before post, painted cabinets post, chevron wall post, and backsplash post.
I might have mentioned the plastic bags issue we had...or maybe I didn't. ANYWAY...I folded each bag into the shape of a football - you know, the ones you used to play with i middle school? Yeah, all my plastic bags are in the football shape. So I needed someplace to store them, and since I had a Chevron Wall, why not paint a vase, and make a Chevron holder for my plastic bags?? BRILLIANT, I TELL YA!!
So...I took my vase, and taped up the pattern. I had a strip down the back end, because the pattern didn't match going all the way around - no big deal. I think it looked pretty cool.
Then, I took my small foam brushes (left over from a different project), and painted the chevron pattern to mimic the wall I already had. It needed three coats, because I was painting on glass....took a while...
Right after I was done painting, I pulled the tape off, and got my finished lines.
Unfortunately, because it was a curved surface, my lines weren't as crisp as I would have liked. So, AFTER THE PAINT HAD DRIED, I went through each line with a razor blade, and made the lines crisp. Here's the picture of the finished product (with all my little plastic football bags!)
Labels: chevron, kitchen facelift, painted vase