Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DIY Chevron Photo Frame

Hey guys! It's been a while. I'm going partially unplugged this summer and when I am on the computer, I'm gearing up for Christmas projects and products. Don't remind me that it's only June, I know and I'm no where near ready for winter, but I just sold on of my Santa Plates the other day, so people are starting to shop.

So on to the project.  My sister is doing her baby's bedroom in grey and red chevron and asked me to recreate a few things she found on Amazon for about 3 times the cost of what I could do them for. I love being able to do gifts for people and they don't have to spend an arm and a leg.  This is one of the projects she gave me...a chevron frame.
Paint your frame your base color. I'm doing white and it took 2 coats. I found this basic wood frame at Michaels. Make sure it is 100% dry. I'd let it dry overnight, because I did not and the final result is not spectacular.
Cut your chevron out of vinyl and apply to the entire frame. Don't weed anything yet. My frame is going to be dark grey, light grey, even lighter grey and white so I labeled my chevrons D,M,L,W for the different colors.
Then I weeded away all the ones that had a D on them for my darkest color.
Then weeded away all the M's for the next shade and painted that color
Finally all the L's for the lightest grey.
Then all the W's for the final reveal. It turned out great except for the fact that I didn't wait for the white to be dry enough and it gave it a bit of a rustic look. So I think I'll sand the whole thing a little bit and even it out. This one will be for me!
Other projects on the horizon: A chevron growth chart and chevron clock. I'm so excited!
These are soon to be available for purchase in my etsy shop.

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