And when I say ‘chevy’ I don’t mean the truck. It’s short for chevron…an uber-easy pattern to recreate on any piece of furniture.
Let’s take this little area on the second floor landing that recently got a makeover (ok…ok…it got a new chair, a relocated sidetable & a couple framed art pieces).
I really wanted to add a little more personality to the space…specifically to the sidetable with a bit of chevy-infusion. Looks pretty dull here, huh?
So I whipped out my trusty ‘chevron’ tools: some Frog Tape, scissors, a bit of Benjamin Moore sample paint, a paint brush and some fine grit sandpaper.
As you can see, I didn’t attempt to make the chevron pattern evenly spaced or perfectly angled. I just applied the tape in a zig-zag type pattern and used the handles of the scissors to rub the edges of the tape make sure I got a good seal. Obviously, every girl knows that leakage is not your friend.
Then it was as simple as applying one thin coat of the tan Benjamin Moore paint to the exposed side table.
After it dried, it still looked a little, well, fresh. And I wasn’t really going for fresh. I was going for personality.
So out came my trusty sandpaper for a quick wipedown. I did a few strokes in the direction of the grain to expose a little more white from the underneath coats.
Not so new-ish anymore 🙂 It’s what I call worn-out-chevy…minus the old dog smell and the rusty bumper.
Definitely adds a little personality to the space, right?
Now to tackle that too-big-and-too-blah-pillow.
Enter TJMaxx and my $7.
I love how such a simple thing like a new pillow can add a little spice to a space. It can infuse color and personality but also make a welcoming little invitation to all who need a rest at the top of the stairs (ahem…me).
So that’s wrapping up this landing…no more news on this one…I know that the last several posts have outlined the wee makeover. But in the end I am so happy with the outcome. It really makes me smile everytime I lug my swollen body upstairs. It’s come a long way from the black-formality that once took centerstage, hasn’t it?
Now onto more important matters…like why the heck it takes an hour to dry and straighten my hair but only fifteen minutes to redo a sidetable…what’s up with that, yo?!? Shoot. I might as well just give up personal hygiene altogether and fully pursue furniture painting. It would be so much more gratifying! So tell me…what do you enjoy more – renovations or grooming? I think you know my answer 🙂