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More Chevron, Please!

May 17, 2013

Yep, it’s official. I have a problem. A problem turning down the zig-zaggy goodness of a chevron stripe. Proven here, and here.

I also love when the Kiddo’s toys are organized. So, I was so happy when I found these storage cubes to help us do a little more stashing and hiding under the TV, but… you’re going down, plain, green, boxes.

storage bins

When I found these boxes, I said, “Yay, they’re the right size!”
And, then I said, ” Boo… too bad they’re green.”

Time to get around to fixing that.

painted plastic storage boxes

First, I prepped with a nice bright yellow (perfect for the living room). I used Krylon Fusion, and as promised, it worked great on plastic.

Painted plastic storage boxes

Then, the fun part. Planning the chevron pattern. My first shot at it was freehand. So was shot #2, it was not working… Because of the uneven front surface, it ended up looking wonky. I needed to get a chevron “peak” in the centre.

Painted plastic storage boxes

 

Painted plastic storage boxes

Now, it’s finally getting there. The trick was to decide where I wanted the peaks placed, and work out from there. I began in the bottom left corner and worked up.

Painted plastic storage boxes

Once I figured the first row out, it went fairly easily from here. It should end up looking a little like a pie crust. Then I took an exact-o knife to exclude the unwanted pieces of tape.

Painted plastic storage boxes

Painted plastic storage boxes

The pattern starts to emerge! This is the second-most-fun part.

Now, it’s time for paint job #2. A simple greige colour, until the exterior has noooo mooooore greeeeen!

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

Now, to wait for it all to dry (that was the hardest part), but before long it’s time to peel your tape people. THIS IS THE MOST-FUN-PART! Yipee!

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

The Kiddo looked a little confused as I exclaimed “Weeee!” when the tape was completely removed. I usually reserve my “Wee’s” when twirling in circles with the Kiddo, or driving over a bumpy road with her — which most times gets a pretty big smile out of her. But, you understand where I’m coming from, don’t you?

Time to slip back into your cubbies my pretties…

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

All ready to hide the Kiddo’s toys. Pretty and organized, what’s not to love?

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

Paint is a wonderful thing. Can’t find exactly what you need? Customize it until you get it! In one afternoon, we got from function to beauty AND purpose.

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

 

Photo Frames – Before and After

October 6, 2010

Friday gave me a little inspiration. Nope, not the day… the cat. My cat. My cat, Friday. She was perched in her usual spot on my bedroom window sill. The sunlight was pouring in and she was hiding behind my grasscloth blinds. This is what I saw:

Immediately, I imagined her silhouette in a frame, and what a cute way that would be to incorporate her into some artwork on our walls. But of course we can’t leave Oscar out of the fun…

The vision for this project all came together when I was rooting through my hope chest and came across a couple of 30+ year old, small plastic frames. That’s me on the right, and my big brother (not looking so big) on the left.

A coat of Krylon Fusion paint fixed the old-fashioned brassiness…

I took my pet’s images into Photoshop and outlined their faces to create their silhouette’s. I printed them out on my inkjet printer on regular paper.

All that was left to do, was cut out their images to best suit the oval shape of the frame, and insert into the frames! Easy!

I think it will be so cute to do one of me and the hubby, and group them all together on the same wall. Now, to keep my eyes peeled for a couple more larger scale frames that will compliment each other.

How do you incorporate your furry family members into your home?