7 Jul 2016

DIY Chevron Noticeboard Tutorial

DIY Chevron Noticeboard Tutorial | Hungry Little Bear

This noticeboard has been with me since uni and I've been pinning my to do lists and things to remember ever since. But in an attempt to declutter and be minimal (like that will ever last), it was on its way out to find a new home.

Enter Pinterest. The mothership of all the possible DIY ideas you could think of.

I saw so many different ways people had redesigned their boring, brown noticeboards into pretty and simple designs that weren't a complete eyesore above your workspace or too difficult to do either.

So in attempt of achieving a Pinterest worthy desk and getting all organised once again, I whipped out the paintbrush and got to work. 

DIY Chevron Noticeboard Tutorial | Hungry Little Bear

DIY Chevron Noticeboard Tutorial | Hungry Little Bear
DIY Chevron Noticeboard Tutorial | Hungry Little Bear

Turns out, doing chevrons with no guide is a lot harder than you’d think. It’s also really important to buy good masking tape/painters tape. I used crappy masking tape that kept tearing off in my hand as I pulled it off and it was an absolute PAIN. 

With drying time, this DIY will take you roughly a day or two to complete. Paint whatever colour chevrons your heart desires. The second coat of white paint over the top is optional, but if (like me) you find the colour is just a bit too dark, then whip out the paintbrush and white wash it very lightly.

DIY Chevron Noticeboard Tutorial | Hungry Little Bear
DIY Chevron Noticeboard Tutorial | Hungry Little Bear

I love how it turned out! I get all heart eyed emoji over it when I pop something new to-do up there. I also finally have a home for these motivational quotes from the Lazy Pencil Co and a few special photos too!

Go and upgrade your boring, brown noticeboard now!

DIY Chevron Noticeboard Tutorial | Hungry Little Bear

You’ll need:
Paint of your choosing
Paint brush
Good quality painters tape/masking tape
Scissors
Ruler
Pencil
And of course, a noticeboard.

How to do it:

DIY Chevron Noticeboard Tutorial | Hungry Little Bear


White wash your noticeboard (I did two coats for optimum coverage)

Measure the cork part of your noticeboard, divide by how many chevron points you want. For example, the width of my cork board was 86cm, I knew around 6 points would look good for big chevrons. 86 divided by 6 = 14.33 – so every 14cm (ish), you draw a vertical line for the chevron point.

Now work out how tall you want your chevrons to be. Mine were approx 3cm wide.

DIY Chevron Noticeboard Tutorial | Hungry Little Bear

Once you’ve figured it out, get to penciling your lines in with a ruler!

Go over your lines with masking tape for the same width of chevron each time.

Paint your coloured chevrons in. Leave to dry. Then remove masking tape carefully.

Optional: white wash over your colour for a faded look.

DIY Chevron Noticeboard Tutorial | Hungry Little Bear

Are you going to attempt to DIY your noticeboard?

SHARE:

No comments

Post a Comment

Blogger Template Created by pipdig