Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Entryway Shelf Finale

When I left you last, the entryway self looked like this:
(if you missed it, look here)
I knew I wanted to do something different with this little shelf--something I hadn't tried before but had admired. Sunset Magazine had a tutorial on their website about how to update furniture using chevron, and the pictures really stuck with me. 

To be honest, at first I wasn't a fan. But as I saw chevron pop up more and more.
Nicole from Making it Lovely has a gorgeous Madeline Wienrib rug in her living room similar to this:

And this post/tutorial from Design*Sponge:

So can you guess what I did??
Yes, that's right. Chevron. 
I started this part early on a Saturday morning. I started by drawing the pattern on some graph paper, and then drawing a grid on the shelf. After the grid, I used a straight edge (in this case, some left over trim from another project... What can I say? I'm thrifty like that) to draw in the diagonal lines, and then added tape.
This part took a long time. I needed my coffee to be with reach, and I had HGTV on while I was working. This really took me like 90 minutes-2 hours to get done. 
Then I started painting. For the stripes, I decided to use some leftover paint from my bedroom, as I am a use-what-I-have kind of girl.



After a second coat, I pulled off the tape to see how it looked. 




Not so bad!!

I put it down near the door, and Franklin tested it out. I staged the shelf a little, and it stayed like that until recently, when I decided I wanted to jump on the yellow and grey bandwagon. So, enter some yellow spray paint and a pot for the fake plant:

Before:

After:



Do you like it as much as I do? What do you think about chevron in decorating?

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9 comments:

  1. this is fabulous! i love chevron and i love gray and white! it's like everything i love rolled into one lil table! thanks so much for joining my party.

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  2. The gray and yellow is totally what caught my eye about your post, so good job being on trend. This looks like something I would want in my entry way for the new year. It just says "fresh start" to me.

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  3. I love it, what a great little statement piece to greet people! It must make you smile every time you walk in!

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  4. Thanks everyone! I am very happy with it. The entryway area is really feeling put together now and the rest of my apartment is not far behind, I hope.

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  5. You did a great job with the chev!

    -Rene

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  6. Oh, I love the chevron design and the GRAY. Well done.

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  7. Love the gray and white chevron! I think you might've inspired me to do a future project.

    Love it.
    ~Chelsea

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  8. This is so great, plus I love how your kitty always has to steal the show!!

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