Chevron + Frame = Frevron

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.  
For my chevron stencil.  I got online and googled "chevron clip art" and it pulled up all kinds of chevron patterns.  I chose the one I liked, traced it on my reynolds paper that I used in this project and cut it out.
I made sure to measure it to make sure it would fit over my frame.  And it did.  Perfectly.
This time, I traced it several times the length of my frame.
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.
And that's what I got.  It helped that I didn't sand it too much.  It wasn't totally smooth.  It still had some grain left on it.
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.  :)


Sacha♥ said...

thats awesome DIY, thanks for share it. I found you from Mrs to Mama's facebook page. I'm looking forward to see more of your diy works

Megan said...

LOVE this DIY!! GREAT deal on the frame!! I have a couple packs from Target I got on clearance from the college section that I was figuring out what to do with! They are already white so this project would be fun!! :)

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