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Welcome to the ScotchBlue™ Painting Party! A group of  DIY bloggers, including myself, all completed projects with the help of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector. Here are the bloggers participating in today’s party:

  1. WendyThe Shabby Nest 
  2. Anna @ Take the Side Street
  3. Amanda @ Little House on the Corner 
  4. Rachael @ Lovely Crafty Home *You are here!*
  5. Stacey @ A Sort of Fairytale  *Continue to this blog next!*

Now we’re giving you the chance to gather inspiration, have fun, and win prizes!  If you’d like to start at the beginning of the party and see more tutorials, head to Stacey’s blog: A Sort of Fairytale. Be sure to check out Scotch Blue on Facebook to see the schedule for other parties!

Now I’d like to share my ScotchBlue project with you :) I have been dying to chevron stripe something since it first hit the blog scene. The only problem: nothing in my house needed to be painted. Sure I could paint some walls and use the ScotchBlue tape around the trim, but I wanted to do something a little more interesting for this party. After a few weeks of scouting my usual haunts for project pieces (I’ve been looking for a small dresser for the guest room), I though my chevron dreams were over. So I asked around to see if any of my friends were as into this funky pattern as I was and had a project in mind. My good friend Amy offered up an old door in her basement in hopes of making it into a headboard.

 And that was the good side! We started by sanding the entire door (front and back) with 80 the 120 grit. Because the door had been painted so many times, it would have taken A LOT of sandpaper and time to get down to bare wood. Luckily Amy opted for the not-so-perfect finish, so we sanded enough to get rid of any flaking paint and to have a surface the primer could stick to. After priming with two coats of water based Kilz, we painted on 2 thin coats of SW7566 Westhighland White.

Then the fun began! As two novice chevron-ers, it took a little while to figure out how we wanted the stripes to be arranged. I suggested doing just the interior raised panels because I thought it would look totally posh, and Amy agreed! Then we got out our most important tool:

We were hoping ScotchBlue with Edge Lock Protection would give us the clean-lined chevron dreams are made of. Armed with tape, we gathered our other supplies:

  • Accent paint (Lemonade by Folk Art)
  • Small brushes
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Ruler
  • Combination square (more on this later)
  • Minwax Finishing Paste in Natural
Each panel was 6″ wide, so we took a ruler and drew a line down the middle at 3″.

Each peak would meet at the center line to ensure our stripes were only zigging and not zagging, if you will.

Ok this next step may look complicated, but it just happened to be the easiest way for us to do the pattern. If you have a combination square and you feel like nerding out, go right ahead! You may recall that I was an engineer in a past life, so sometimes the tools I use are um… what’s the word…overkill? You can accomplish the same thing by cutting a triangle off the corner of a cereal box and using that as a template. The square gave me a straight edge and a 45 degree angle, so I just went with it.

Once we had our starter triangle, it was time for taping! First we taped around the panel.

The tape was the perfect width to use as a guideline for the stripes, so we taped along the pencil triangle…

…then continued laying tape edge to edge and removing every other piece.

Little pieces of tape cut with scissors were used to patch the points, making sure we had perfect stripes! I swear it was super easy :)

Then it was time to paint! I like to work in sections and remove the tape immediately after I’m finished painting, so we did each panel start to finish before moving on. I have to say I was very impressed with the edges! I have used other tapes before and always had to touch up, but we only had 1 small blip (probably due to us not pushing the tape all the way down or something).

After erasing all the pencil marks, we distressed the edges and ran a fine sanding block over the whole front side.

The whole piece was finished off with 2 coats of wax.

Are you ready to see the door turned headboard in action at Amy’s house?

Now I get to offer TWO lucky readers a chance to win a sample of ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector to complete their own project. Here are the ways to enter:

(1) Comment on this post and let me know how you would use the tape in your project.

(2) Tweet @ScotchBlueBrand “I want #supersharppaintlines for my next project!”

Winners (2) will be drawn Thursday, Sept 15th! I hope you all enjoy the ScotchBlue Painting party, and good luck in the giveaway!

*****Disclosure******

ScotchBlue Brand reached out to me to participate in the ScotchBlue Painting Party to celebrate the launch of their new ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. My post represents my honest experience with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to assist in completion.

 

 

14 Responses

  1. Rita

    I could really use this tape. I do not have a steady hand at all so I always have to tape everything off. I am about to paint a pattern in the back of one of my bookcases and this tape would help a lot!

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  2. Julie

    I would use the tape to make subtle stripes in my entry. Paint the walls a base of flat light gold paint and then tape off stripes and paint the stripes the same color, but high gloss. I might have to experiment first and decide which is best to use to make them really stand out,so might have to use clear urethane instead of the high gloss gold. I just think the shiny stripes would be fun and really make an impact in my entry without spending alot of money!

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  3. Amanda

    Wow, it looks fantastic! I love the yellow and white together. You made chevron look easy! :)

    (By the way, I was also a part of today’s painting party, so you don’t need to include me in the giveaway :)

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