Would you kill me if I said for the hundredth time that I turned to Pinterest for inspiration? And that I was awarded with this amazing tutorial for painting your own Chevron curtains? Since I just finished painting the Mona Lisa of rugs for the Laundry Room, I was pretty
I started by measuring my line with my drywall square and a pencil, and then connecting the dots with some left over painter’s tape from Bath Crashers. (So far spending $0 on this project. Bouyah!) To make the corners of the lines perfectly straight, I used a large chisel to help me tear the tape clean.
The only tricky part was making sure that I was accounting for the 2" of masking tape when I made all my lines equal spaced. I just had to make sure that I was always placing the tape inside of the lines that would be the white stripes. As I tore off little bits of tape for clean edges, I placed the scraps in the white stripes so that I wouldn't accidentally paint them.
|Please ignore the junk in the corner. Anything that doesn't have a home yet in this house lives in this room.|
Unfortunately after it dried, I realized that the paint wasn't solid as I would like, and I had to apply another coat. I didn't retape for this coat since I didn't need to get it too close to the edges, I mostly had to fill in the middle.
To hang the curtain rod I wanted to go with a really strong and secure wall anchor. I found these Pop-Toggle anchors at Home Depot.
They come like this:
But you bend them like this to fit them in the hole in your drywall:
Then you just tap them in, and insert your screw. (Cue inappropriate, immature giggle.)
And the result?
I'm totally in love with the way they add fun to the room, without being too silly or cute. And the only cost to me was my $10 quart of blue paint. I've got some big plans to build a dark wood play table to place under the window to fill the space a little more and provide a space for our little man to play with trains, Playdoh or color. I've got a few more projects to finish up before then though, so don't expect that post yet this week. What do you think? Coming together? It's certainly a few steps ahead of where we started last week.
Ahhh....I love a good before and after.