I have had this table for probably 3 months and just wasn't sure what to do with it. Sometimes you just have to wait for them to tell you. No, I'm not crazy!
I painted the whole table with an off white that I made mixing Annie Sloan Chalk Paints in "Pure White" with a small amount of "French Linen" the make the white not so stark, but still pretty white. Once dry, I made a 2 inch grid on the top of the table.
Then I started taping the diagonal corner to corner. THIS PROCESS IS TEDIOUS, BUT SOOOO WORTH IT! I had lots of help from my littles. ;)
Then I taped the other way. I told you... tedious.
Then I took a straight edge and a blade and CAREFULLY & GENTLY cut out the chevron pattern. I did this one in 2 sittings because my kids were bugging me to take them to the park. :)
Doing it this way makes a very clean pattern. I haven't tried using a stencil, but might attempt it after this. I then painted Annie Sloan "Duck Egg" on top and painted the lower shelves solid duck egg blue.
I removed the tape once I finished painting, while still wet. carefully. Make sure to have a place to put your painty, messy tape, like a plastic Walmart bag or something.
Once dry, I went to town distressing it. Then I waxed with Clear Annie Sloan wax and buffed to shine. This one turned out better than I imagined!
So... Is chevron a short-lived trend or here to stay? Who out there hast attempted to chevron something in your home? Any tips?
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