Chevron Wall Art

I love chevron, even if it is just a passing trend! 🙂 Rather than invest in things that wouldn’t easily be changeable should I get tired of it soon, I created this wall art. I had the large canvas on hand, and I had been itching to do a painting project! I also had plenty of acrylic paint on hand as well. I selected the colors I wanted to use by drawing from other colors I wanted to use in the room and it turned out to be the perfect fit!

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I used gray with light pink and gold glitter paint to bring some interest instead of using all the same color. I did not have these colors pre-bottled, I just mixed until I had the right shade.  For the zig-zag template, I ripped off the back cover of a magazine since it was a sturdier piece of paper, then I folded the top two corners in towards the middle so it was a triangle shape. I then laid it out, traced, and moved to the next section until I had a complete zig-zag. I traced lightly with pencil so I could erase later. I then laid out masking tape over my lines so I could keep the lines as straight as possible.

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It still wasn’t completely perfect, some sections were thinner or bulkier, but I think that added to the overall look. I then used the toothpaste trick for hanging the canvas, and worked like a charm!

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Stay tuned to see the rest of my living room! 🙂

~Katie

Striped Fridge Makeover

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I follow a great blog, THE HUNTED INTERIOR  and came across this post on her blog awhile back on Pinterest: http://www.huntedinterior.com/2013/05/black-kitchen-with-striped-fridge.html. She updated a blah white fridge with gold duct tape. Duct tape! And it looked so chic! So I thought I would give it a try, as I too have (well, had) a blah white fridge.

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I happened to already have black duct tape on hand, so that is the color I decided to use. It ended up working out great, because I have a black & white stove, and now I can also add a lot of color in other decorative elements in the kitchen (my backsplash is very colorful, and you will get to see that soon!).

At THE HUNTED INTERIOR she wrote that measuring in between the stripes wasn’t necessary, and it is true! Sure they are not all even, but you don’t even notice and it saves a TON of time. You just pull the size of stripe needed (I always left a little extra and used a scissors to cut to exactly where I needed the stripe to end. Sometimes you don’t get a clean cut, but I just folded the tape into a clean cut). Then, just eyeball and stick it down! I would play around when some were a little off before I would press down firmly.

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With such a chic-looking fridge, I decided the stove needed a few accessories as well!

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I will tell you how I made this rose-colored glass in another post soon!

I couldn’t be more pleased with the finished result! You can also see my Tea cart in the corner, that sits right by the fridge 🙂

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Thanks for taking a peek!

~Katie