I am normally found on A Mother Seeking... a blog about my own life journey and the pursuit of joy & peace along the way.
I blog about Motherhood, Personhood, Happiness, Grief (yup, really uplifting stuff... but strangely, it is... I lost my father, my best buddy, in April to Cancer and I blog frequently about this particular journey and my fight to feel alive again), Issues in Education (I am a Learning Specialist by profession) and of course my Crafty and DIY Endeavors (because let's face it, these are a pretty direct road to joy!).
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For this Guest Post, I decided to let you in on a little secret. I know it's quite soon into our relationship, but you might as well know now: I Am Officially Addicted to Chevron!
I would seek help, but then I'd have to get better and I really like this addiction.
So, I present:
Yup, I Am Officially Chevron Addicted aka Chevron Arts and Crafts Weekend
I recently completed my Chevron "EAT" for the dining room, but I had not gotten my fill. Chevron fill, that is. So, I had a Chevron weekend.
Last week, I ordered a few yards of Chevron from fabric.com (funny because I don't sew and I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I knew I'd find something in no time....).
Yippee! They arrived in time for the weekend. And they were gorgeous! I mean, gorgeous! I contemplated just cuddling with them, but I decided that might make me truly crazy and not simply addicted, so I suppressed this urge and began my projects.
I took the more funky patterns (picture 1) and simply stretched them over canvases I bought at Michael's. I then stapled them to the back of the canvas. That's it!
This is so easy I wonder if it can really be called a project?!? But I am going with it.
I planned to just do 5 canvases (2 medium and 3 small and make it less matchy matchy and symmetrical), but ended up making 6 (2 mediums and 4 small) because my obsessive side just needed that balance.
I am working on spontaneity and flexibility, but you need to give me time to change life-long habits. Be patient with me please. :)
Canvases and my lovely staple gun for the back of the canvas
(see 2 small "blue" and 1 small "pink", but the pressure got to me and I made another "pink" version)
Project #2 for the Living Room:
I took an old framed piece of art that we were going to give away (it no longer went with our home decor) and simply covered it with Mod Podge (the most amazing creation EVER!).
Yup, didn't even remove the glass. Just right on top. This may violate some official crafty rules, but I am clearly a rule-breaker at heart, so...
Then I pressed my fabric down... ironed it with my hands... and applied another layer of Mod Podge on top.
I applied 2 additional layers of mod podge when the layer before dried. The wait time thrilled the crowd, allowing for dinner.
Once we were full and the the dishes were clean, I applied a glossy sealer.
Oh, you might be wondering about the back of the frame.
Well, I did it just like I imagine the professionals do- attached them with Duct Tape!
Yup, I just taped it to the back. I know most people would opt for something more, ummm, professional and appropriate, but I must say, it worked just fine.
Clearly a fabric glue would work well too.
Your choice... :)
Here's a look at my fancy tape job:
Fancy, right? No award please for that brilliant taping job...
And here is that empty wall over the loveseat in the living room (we moved in about 3 months ago and are still behind on the unpacking and decorating):
It was just screaming, "Give me Chevron... Give it to me now!"
And so I did:
I paired the Chevron frame with these two mirrors I recently bought on ebay for $8 each.
MORE HAPPY AFTER PICTURES
LIKE MY AFTER?
What do you think of my two Chevron displays?
I am loving all the new Chevron and just thinking of how else I can incorporate the lovely pattern into my abode.
Stay tuned to A Mother Seeking... for more Chevron abuse, I am sure.