Painted Ikat Chevron Wall

 I finished my last painting project today!  I stenciled my entry in an ikat chevron stripe. (Yes, this used to have the big DeGournay mural.  As much as I liked it, I learned I am not that much of a yellow person.  Also I paint all the time, so I get tired of things quickly.)

 The rest of the room is gold and white squiggles.
 I did this by cutting a stencil and going row by row...
 The homemade stencil cut from tag board.  I measured the width of my wall and found a # that easily divided into it (about 2' in my case). I made that the width of the zig zag. I then sketched the zigzag to get a height I liked.  I drew a jagged top edge and cut it out with an Exacto.  Note the flat bottom edge...
 As I would go down, working top to bottom, the new row would make the ragged edge for the last.
There were a few white rows that still had to be finished, so I cut the bottom off the stencil once I finished all the rows and used for the last few edges...
I just worked across, laying the jagged edge over the flat edge and using a brush to add a jagged edge to the white rows...

and then I had lots of touch ups.
The one good thing about having a ragged edge is that I didn't worry to much about the paint bleeding.
Oh, and I finished one more project before Thanksgiving... my chairs.  I used the blanket I had in my son's room.  They didn't care for it too much, so I took it back.
 

I am now done for a bit with projects.  Time to focus on Christmas.  We got our tree yesterday, and decorated it last night.  The kids were so excited, that makes it so much more fun.

Now we plan on getting cozy and watching lots of Christmas specials here,
or couch jumping...

23 comments:

Lily said...

It looks amazing !! Love that wall !

xxLily
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Jessica said...

I think it's loads of FUN!!

Erica said...

You never cease to amaze me!! Looks amazing! xo

hush said...

Holy amazingness, batman! ;)

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

amazing, as always. Is the chiang mai in the back wallpaper, or did you paint that as well?

modishetcetera said...

Omg. How do you find the energy?!

The Sister Sophisticate said...

You are just too talented! Its looks great!

kayce hughes said...

Love it!

Angmar said...

The walls look great!

Angeline said...

Really amazing, you are!

Kellie Collis said...

What a beautiful wall! Loving the beautiful shades of blue! Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

lisaroyhandbags said...

You must smile every time you walk in! And your tree looks gorgeous :)

Danielle {freshquince} said...

One word: FABULOUS!

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

Looks great! Your projects never fail to impress me!

Heather Peterson said...

you're crazy.
I love it!

Heather
loveyourspace.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

Wow! You crank out the projects so fast and they always look amazing! :)

Brandi said...

I'm surprised how fast you painted over all your hard work! But I guess when you have your talent it's no biggie to try something new all the time. That would be fab. I love the idea of using a mexican blanket for upholstery but they are so itchy. You're amazing!

Deweese @ 75th+Sedgwick said...

I love the ragged edge, great idea!

bluehydrangea said...

What's your secret? Caffeine, drugs? Whatever it is I want me some!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I feel like I say this all of the time, but you are SO talented! wish I could draw a straight line ;)

{ Abby K } said...

This looks AMAZING!!! Love it!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

wow - totally impressed with the ikat painting ...:)
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Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Girl...you changed it again lol! You sound like me. Yep we definitely drive our husbands crazy. Looks great and I love the colors.

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