I am always amazed at the skill and creativity of people I find online. Pinterest is a fantastic source obviously, but recently I’m all about Instagram– and let me reveal you one of the reasons that:
Sambeedesigns is an IG feed that I follow because of the gorgeousness above, and since I believed Hey, I might make those!
Surf her Etsy shop and have a look at the array of colours and designs in these chevron art pieces. Better still, go check her out and see her nursery design and my favourite– her feather piece.
I didn’t believe I ‘d have the ability to duplicate her work exactly, however I did wish to provide it a shot and considering that I had scrap 1 x 2’s, some stain and craft paint, I thought I ‘d provide it a try.
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These boards were just glued together with wood glue and after that clamped firmly over night to make certain they were great and stuck.( Note: if sanding, sand while they are clamped or ahead of time, not after the glue as set or you risk them splitting up– guess how I understand this?).
I used a coat of Minwax Special Walnut (my go-to stain colour) and then rubbed out the excess till I had a darkness I liked
Now here is where I failed the very first time; I need to have let the stain dry over night also. I was too thrilled to try my hand at producing a chevron piece that I only waited an hour approximately and you’ll see (in upcoming images) how the stain bled through the craft paint. In truth, it bled through 3 coats of yellow craft paint– ugh!
The 2nd thing I did wrong was effort to free-hand paint my arrows/chevron. Sambeedesigns. often posts that she makes hers without the usage of masking/painter’s tape– and I didn’t desire to be the slacker that cheated … however I ought to have.
My free-hand painting, even within pencil drawn lines, was not almost as crisp and tidy as hers.
I attempted to clean it up by drawing a line over top of the edges with collaborating colour Sharpies– however it’s simply not as great a look.
Given that my chevron piece wasn’t near the calibre of.
Sambeedesigns I decided I was safe to scuff it up a bit with sandpaper– primarily to state that my mistakes were an. deliberate aspect of my ‘antiqued’ appearance. It’s in fact excusable from a range.
I was talking with my Papa on FaceTime while I was painting this and he verified that the fact that I ‘d invested $0 making this was an excellent appraisal of the completed item. lol.
I can say I attempted right? Honestly, my vision is less than 20-20, so I’m going to enjoy my scrap wood chevron piece in blurred joy from across the space.
Or I’ll sand it down and attempt again– I might go in any case.