Tuesday, March 2, 2010

chevron stripes


I am a long time fan of chevron stripes, which you can find everywhere now! I really wanted to paint the back wall of our Room 2 but could never get the time to dedicate measuring and taping a 13 foot wall ... So I resorted to a painting. I am always looking for a bargain, so instead of buying a canvas that large, I just got a cheap piece of wood cut at Home Depot. This made the task so much easier to be able to paint on the floor and I love the little spots of grain you can see through the paint. I also just used some paint out of the many paint cans I already had in my garage. I was in desperate need of something to spruce up our Living Room, and I was able to do it for $8.00! (price of wood) I still haven't finished accessorizing the mantel, but thought I would still share!

The framed print was my valentine to Dan, I thought it added a nice personal touch to the space.




Also, these gorgeous flowers in front, (not the dying ones ... whoops!) were picked from my mom's garden.  They are so beautiful, I am obsessed!  I went out a bought myself a Camelia shrub already.  It was only about 5 bucks for a shrub, and should grow to be 6 - 8 feet.

29 comments:

Shannon "Fuller" Davis said...

love the chevron stripes. Love the framed card. Want the flowers. Need your design help ASAP!

Chrissy said...

ditto to Shannon's comment

.caroline armelle. said...

that is darling!

may have to copy.

love the turquoise accents!

Kirsten Sue said...

It looks so good! What a great idea.

julie said...

gorgeous! so fresh & relaxing...

Lisa said...

I love this Nic. The colors look so pretty and clean together.

Mandy said...

Nic, It looks awesome! You need to get the matching swimsuit at Anthropologie.com rite now.

Fran said...

Wonderful - the chevron stripes are bold, but the colors make it so serene! Great job!

Chic Coles said...

Love this! It really adds a great focal point for the room! Just found your blog from 6th Street Design School, can't wait to read more!

bazaarofserendipity said...

this looks adorable!!!


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ashlina said...

amazingly well done! i love this. gives me some new inspiration!

xo
PS i HEART your blog.
ashlina
secretsofdomesticbliss.blogspot.com

paula said...

It looks beautiful! great work.

Liesel said...

Great job!! I love the idea....i shared it on my blog "A Pretty Mat" since it really goes with the theme i may bring into our living space. Thanks!!

xoxo
anna, "A Pretty Mat"
www.faithhopelove365.blogspot.com

roryandashley said...

I love this. I have had a chevron stripe pillow for a few years and have wanted to incorporate some more chevron! I love it, it's everywhere now. I'm so copying this. Don't be mad.

leanne said...

I just picked some beautiful camellia blooms from my grandmother's yard. She passed away 2 years ago, and they always remind me of her. Her shrub grew to be ten feet!

Lovely Little Nest said...

This looks AMAZING! You did such a great job! I love that you used a large piece of wood instead of an expensive canvas ~ very resourceful!

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Meander said...

Oh honey I just adore this!!! Thanks for sharing! Love the entire blog and I'm adding you to my roll this instant! :)

Emma said...

Found your awesome blog via made by girl. I have a big canvas I bought just because it was drastically cheap and I have had it blankly staring at me for ages. Now I know what I'm going to do on it - thanks! I love the white and grey too, mine is probably going to go in my craft studio so calls for pink!

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Oh Those Camellias,, i would loooove to plant one by my house yet my planting zone says otherwise :(
Enjoy!!
Everything looks so beautiful :)

xoxo
~Edyta

http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

Bold and Beautiful said...

Wow! I just love this idea. This is one of the coolest DIY projects I have seen. Thank you for sharing and I love your blog! xoxo

Robin said...

Can you tell me how you painted the stripes so perfectly? :) And what color paint did you use? I love this!! Thanks. Love your site! xo, Robin

The Zhush said...

Really loving your fresh, easy, breezy California style...beautiful!

Stelie Designs said...

love, love, love the chevron art! gorgeous and well done. i may end up using this idea. thank you for sharing.

Inspire Me Heather said...

Great job!! I linked this to my chevron project post too, it's too good to not share!

Erin Elizabeth said...

Great idea with the DIY chevron painting! I love the subtle gray you used!

Claire Gibson King said...

wonderful job! I love it!

Merissa Cherie said...

This is gorgeous! I love the grey and white. I like it even more that you created it yourself. Very smart and chic!

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