How to Paint Chevron the Easy Way – Antique Window Tray Tutorial

 

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Trends come and go.

They’re what make our homes stay current …

not like a scene from an Austin Power’s movie (my parents recently removed the green and yellow beads used as bathroom window treatments)!

How to Make a Chevron Tray from an old window or piece of glass - the easy way (no special stencils needed)!  eclecticallyvintage.com

Don’t go out and buy a chevron sofa – only to find it’s in the category of the avocado green refrigerator after a month.

Small doses of trends a are a good thing …

minimal investment for maximum impact.

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How to Make a Chevron Tray

1) Find old window in neighbor’s dumpster (or use a framed piece of glass)

2) Apply 4 pieces of Martha Stewart glass patterning tape around edges of glass

3) Apply strips of tape on the diagonal – all going in one direction (I eyeballed spacing)

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4) Apply strips of tape starting on the opposite diagonal (they will overlap the first set of diagonal strips)

5) Use an Xacto knife to cut away to pieces of tape that don’t belong (the negative space should form the chevron pattern)

(note:  if you accidentally cut a piece that belongs – not that I did that! – just re-apply a small piece of tape)

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6) Choose one, two, three (whatever floats your boat) of your favorite colors of Martha Stewart crafts paint

(note:  I used Geranium and Carrot)

7) Apply two coats of paint (letting dry between coats) to each chevron stripe and let dry

8) Add cabinet pull handles (I found mine at Target)

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9) Fill a vase with your favorite flower then stand back and admire

Make a Chevron Tray Tutorial- with just tape and paint!  eclecticallyvintage.com

Make a Chevron Tray Tutorial- with just tape and paint!  eclecticallyvintage.com

 

Make a Chevron Tray Tutorial- with just tape and paint!  eclecticallyvintage.com

Make a Chevron Tray Tutorial- with just tape and paint!  eclecticallyvintage.com

Mini Me would approve.

What’s your favorite trend?

Want to see what I made with the other window I found in the dumpster?

 

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Comments

  1. Excellent! That’s what I keep telling people who are buying big chevron couches and buffets! They should buy a chair that has an easily recovered seat and put some chevron on that or recover a lamp shade but don’t put chevron stripes on your wall for heaven’s sake! :) Love the tray – it is perfect!

  2. It looks amazing. I love it and the tutorial is great. Hugs, Marty

  3. love it! I would have never thought of that. genius!
    Hope Haven was fabulous. So jealous!
    uugh!

  4. Genius, Kelly … amazing idea! I love the colors you chose, too … what fun! Had a blast at Haven and so glad I got to spend some time with you. :)

  5. i LOVE this, kelly! it came out so cool!

  6. So-Oh-Oh CUTE! Love the colors. Love those PULLS. One more reason I need a Target closer then 2 hours away. Though it’s great for the budget ;)

  7. Agree with you on small doses Kelly, especially chevron – love them on pillows and art and now trays too! I don’t know ow you come up with these idease, but they are always interesting and turn out beautiful in the end!

  8. Laura Wills says:

    I love it! what a fresh fun and bright
    idea!

  9. Kelly this is very pretty!

    Cynthia

  10. Just beautiful Kelly…and love the color!…So happy to have spent time with you at Haven!!!
    xoxo’s….

  11. This is very clever — I love the idea of doing this right on the glass too!

  12. Adorable! Another way I can use my craigslist windows! Thank you Kelly!

  13. Shawna Marie says:

    Supercute tray! Right now I’m loving the vintage paper (a trend I hope sticks around) trend. Wreaths made of old sheet music are classically classic.

  14. How cute is that! I love the colors.

  15. Very cool. I am loving the pop of Orange. I hear Avocado colored appliances are making a comeback, along with green shag carpet, and mustard yellow refrigerators, oh, and dark brown linoleum (because it hides the dirt). Wait, that was my childhood home.

  16. Kelly, your tray is gorgeous! I especially love the colors that you used. Thanks for the great tutorial-now I just need to find some old windows!

  17. Very clever, Kelly. Great tutorial, too. Love it- xo Diana

  18. I love this Kelly – so pretty! Great tip on taping the chevron, thanks!

  19. Can I just tell you how much I love this!!! I love how you made your chevron lines. Never thought to make them like that.

  20. This looks great! The orange really stands out, and it looks pretty easy. My wife is an avid crafts person and would love this! Thanks!

  21. Love how fun this is and I still want to live in your kitchen! I could just hang out and be your bartender? :)

  22. I’m not a fan of chevron. Never have been nor will I ever be but I have to say this is a great post and an excellent tutorial! I love the vintage milk bottles with orange lettering. They look good with your orange chevron tray. Kelly, you know how to take something very ordinary to new levels and I applaud you! I have a new love for vintage art (love what you did in your living room)

  23. Smart way to do it! Both technically and in small doses ;) I completely agree and just painted an accent wall in navy and white chevron. When the trend is over, just a little paint and money and I can move on to the next trend.

  24. Kelly, this one is cool!! Sharing on FB… BTW, is there anything you can’t do girl?!?

  25. Kelly, I love this tray. What a beautiful idea!!

    xoxo
    Denyse

  26. Love it!! Super cute!!

  27. This really has a “wow factor!” What a great summer entertaining tray!

  28. You did it again! Amazing!! Love the colors you chose too. Sharing on FB today to brighten up my mood :)

  29. Great job, Kelly! I agree that trends are fabulous in small doses, and this project is the perfect example!

  30. Love, love, love it, Kelly! And I love the ideas of trends in smaller doses…although, goodness a chevron couch sure would be adorbs, huh? :)

  31. That is awesome! You have way more patience than I do, but it is so worth it :)

  32. I love this idea!!

  33. I love this! I couldn’t agree more about not going overboard with the chevron. I have yet to really do anything with it but I usually wait on trends so am always “behind”. lol This is fabulous! Pinning!
    xo

  34. simply gorgeous!

  35. LOVE!!! The hunt for a antique window is on!!!! THanks for posting!

  36. I have 6 of these unpainted , white old windows , 100 years old, about, asking 20 a piece, if anyone is in michigan tx me at 232 883 7524 or landline me 231 263 2513 -roxi

  37. Great instructions! What a great idea! Love the tray, can’t wait to find something I can paint chevron!

  38. Very interesting and very beautiful, thanks
    Ciao
    Norma

  39. Bonnie Leonard says:

    what kin d of paint, oil, regular house paint, acrilic, or glass paint???

  40. Bonnie – I used Martha Stewart acrylic crafts paint

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