I’m not one to jump on trends but, I do like a “little” trendy in small doses.
Lately, I’ve been seeing many versions of chevron inspired frames on Pinterest and because we’re working on converting our “catch all” room into an official office, these little pops of color and pattern have caught my eye
I used our Silhouette Cameo to cut the chevron pattern
As you can see, I painted one side and then the other because, my board is 20 inches, a little wider than the Cameo’s maximum size. Matching these zig zags up is super easy
Here’s my first layout, I planned to use fabric samples but, it was a little too busy. The fluorescent lighting makes the withered moss look brighter than it really is, in natural light it has a much softer appearance
I settled on a burlap backing, it seems like the perfect neutral tone and it’ll go with almost any color
I ended up attaching the frame to the chevron board with screws . Since I opted for a glass-less look, the frame doesn’t need to be easily removable
I also painted a chalkboard from another discarded cabinet door. I’m trying to put together a functional and affordable office and these two projects are the perfect fit – cheap & easy
This board was originally dark grey, I sanded the chevron to expose some of the original paint. I think it gives the frame more of a rustic feel
I couldn’t resist drawing on the chalkboard. When my now, eighteen year old saw the saying, he turned around and gave me a hug. Who knew it was that easy!
Because I like balance, I needed to even the two pieces out so, I painted a “Simplify” sign….my word of the year 2014. I hope it’ll serve as a daily reminder of my goal!
That’s all for now, the rest of the office will require heavy lifting & heavy organizing – not the fun part but, maybe these two additions will be just the inspiration I need to get started.