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the easiest chevron wall there ever was

Project, tape, paint, finished!

As you can tell, I’m a little obsessed with chevrons right now

When we bought our house, I knew I wanted a chevron wall somewhere, and my craft room seemed like the most logical place.
I recently scored a free old-school projector on Craigslist. (Yes, the kind used in middle-school). It was in some lady’s front yard, and she told me the last time she turned it on it worked, so I figured it was worth a shot.
All the tutorials I have found on-line make it seem super difficult and you have to get out a ruler and make sure all the angles are the same…blah blah. I didn’t want to have to deal with any of that, so here’s my easy, 2 hour version:

– 1 – First I created a Chevron pattern in Photoshop. I knew I didn’t want a super-crazy-lots-of-zig-zags-makes-you-dizzy sort of wall, so I used a pretty big pattern. The file I used is {HERE} if you want to use the same one for yourself.

– 2 – Next, I sent it off to FedEx Office to have it printed onto a transparency for $1.99.

– 3 – Once I got the transparency home, I put the projector as far back as I could and went to work on my wall. I will start by warning you that this part is a lot easier to do at night, I tried closing the blinds but the projection was still hard to see.
*Note that if you are going to have two shades on your wall, now is the time to paint the bottom later. My wall was already khaki underneath which I left the way it was.

– 4 – Start taping off your wall. Make sure you are consistently taping the outside of either the black or white shade so that you end up with evenly-spaced zig zags.

– 5 – Once everything is taped off, it’s time to paint!

– 6 – Before peeling off the tape, check to make sure you haven’t missed any areas. It’s much easier to touch up the edges now and keep them straight rather than once you’ve taken the tape off.

– 7 – I let mine dry 24 hours just to be sure (although the anticipation was killing me!), peel off the tape and viola! You’ve got the easiest chevron wall there ever was.

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