I’ve been smitten with anything and everything chevron-patterned these days – and I’m dying to incorporate something with a sassy graphic pattern into my home! (Apparently the chevron tile floors at the flip weren’t enough to satisfy my need for chevron.)
Some ambitious bloggers have DIY’ed some chevron in their homes, and I think their projects are totally inspiring. Are you smitten, too?
It all started out well – I printed out several copies of a chevron pattern that I found on the web and taped them together to form a large stencil.
Then I taped the stencil to my slipcover and made sure everything was straight with my laser leveler.
Then I marked the peaks and valleys of each zig and zag (I made mine a bit wider, about 3 zigzags thick) with a fabric pen – I had made small holes in the stencil using my seam ripper at each peak and valley, and pen marks were going to be my guide when I went back with painters tape to tape out the pattern.
Here’s how my pen marks looked – can you see where I was going? (And it’s true, you can tell by the wrinkles that I don’t iron.)
Everything went really well until I rounded the edge of the chair to move onto the front side of the chair – then things got super wonky. It was impossible to keep the pattern level!
I’m sure someone out there has figured out how to make the chevron pattern go around a curve, but it turns out that person is not me. So, what I’m saying is, this project was a big fail. No chevron patterned chairs for me! I’ll have to slip it in somewhere else in my house – maybe pillows?
But don’t worry – I came up with another idea and have finally conquered this chair conundrum. Two of them are totally finished and, if I do say so myself, they are looking fabulous. I can’t wait to show them to you!
Do you have a project that turned into an epic fail? Or am I the only one?
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