Chevrons are still all the rage. Not sure how much longer, because you know, like every other fad they have a shelf life. For now, I like'm. So like my recent rug I decided I also needed a chevron printed frame since seeing this one from Urban Outfitters more than a month ago.
Walking through our DIY department in our local walmart, I saw these wooden frames that were $1.99 each. It had a 5x7 picture opening too, which was a plus. This would be the perfect frame to get my chevron on with. And for a buck 99 I could stand to make a mistake and even trash it if I had to and it wouldn't be a major loss.
I got it home, sanded it a bit and then spray painted it white with 4 light coats. It took 4 coats since I didn't prime it first.
I made sure to measure it to make sure it would fit over my frame. And it did. Perfectly.
This would be my template for the whole frame. I used an exacto knife and cut out every other chevron leaving the space where I would paint. Once they were all cut out, I laid it over my frame and started painting with my acrylic paint that I had on hand.
It took me less than 5 minutes to paint. And it dried in even less time.
The lines are not perfectly crisp but that wasn't the look I was going for. I was going for a little more vintage-y look. Similar to the Urban Outfitters picture above.
I decided she would fit best on our front entry buffet table. It needed a little color in that area.
And I chose a picture of Boston on the beach from our vacation (that will be posted next week!!!).
For now, I think Ms. Frevron fits in well on the buffet table. We recently updated this picture wall and I can't wait to show you all the new pictures. :)