Chevron, will you be my Valentine?

I’m on a bit of a chevron kick these days.  And when I say ‘a bit’ I mean I’m a little obsessed.  Both chevron and ikat patterns are popping up all over blogs and magazines and they make my heart all a’flutter.  While ikat is especially lovely, it’s also especially pricey, and frustratingly hard to find in fabric wider than 39″ wide.

Chevron, however, is not only more accessible, it’s also makes an easy DIY project.    Check out this chevron wall made from contact paper:

DIY chevron wall from Sabbespot

 As exciting as that sounds, Mrs. Sabbespot herself had to recall her terrific idea, noting that contact paper can ruin drywall.  Sadface!  Because there’s a good chance my new apartment (wherever you are) will be drywall, I will need to get my chevron fix elsewhere.

I’ve imagined all kinds of exciting ways to incorporate chevron into my new apartment.  I have a chair that, while extremely comfortable, is a very odd, rusty shade of brown.  I prefer a more chocolate brown and have wanted to recover it since the day I got it, but my search for a chocolate/white chevron fabric has proved unsuccessful.

But as luck would have it, I stumbled upon a much cheaper and easier avenue for making my chevron dreams come true.   Makeundermylife has this incredibly simple chevron tutorial done on white canvases with a bit of painters tape.

DIY Chevron paintings from Makeundermylife

So simple, yet so chic, don’t you think?

Has anyone seen other fabulous uses for chevron that are inexpensive?

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4 Responses to “Chevron, will you be my Valentine?”


  1. 1 Jess LC February 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you so much for linking and loving my DIY chevron canvases! I love them too. And if you like jewelry… check out my new spring line in April (jesslc.com) ;).

  2. 2 corrinadarling February 11, 2010 at 12:07 am

    did you miss this chevron rug tutorial they linked over at design sponge?!

    i was disappointed i didn’t find it sooner. it’s very “red room,” ifyaknowwhatimean!

  3. 3 rosemaryonthetv February 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Jess LC: No problem, girl!

    Corrie Jay: I didn’t miss it! I had just finished this post when I went over to Google Reader and lo and behold, y’all! And yes, it is VERY red room and I love it.

  4. 4 shannon March 2, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Uh oh. I might have to do this in my new place…. chevron!


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