{Tutorial Tuesday} Chevron Shoebox Wall Art

posted on: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I have a habit of hoarding.

Why? I dunno. It's a condition, please don't judge.

In our basement I have a stack of shoe boxes that keeps on growing and growing and growing--the stack has a mind of its own. When I first started to collect the boxes I planned on using them to wrap presents and mail packages--that hasn't happened yet.....

During the third week of One Month to Win It we were asked to make something without spending any moolah. I've been planning on doing a chevron project for awhile I thought I would kill two birds with one stone--get rid of my boxes and finally make something using a chevron design.
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-I got my chevron pattern from Sunset Magazine.
-I then covered the shoe boxes in a layer of primer and semi-gloss white spray paint. I made sure to use shoe boxes that had little to no damage.
-Once the boxes dried I then placed the pattern over the boxes and I used a quilting marker to trace the design on the boxes.
-Once the pattern was traced on the boxes I then used painters tape to mark the design.  
-And finally, I used Bahama Sea, Blue Ocean Breeze, and Ivy Leaf Krylon spray paint to make my design. Once it dried I then removed the tape, did a few white touch ups and Voila'!

I totally live by the mantra of "simple" and this is one of those simple projects with amazing results.  
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I hung these babies in our bedroom. Aren't they kinda cool?!

Quick trick: to reduce the amount of holes in the wall I used two sided tape to stick the lids to the wall. When they were positioned exactly where I wanted them I hammered a nail directly above each lid. Then I removed the tape and hung the lids back on the nails. kapeesh?

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During my "Spring Cleaning/No Moolah Project," I made something old into something new, saved a lot of George Washingtons, covered up an ugly wall, and reassured Hunk that some junk can actually serve a useful purpose.

I would say it was a victorious day for all.

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And don't forget to go vote for the final week of One Month To Win It!
Here is where I am partying this week.

78 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea!! Love this!I have so many boxes here as well. I might have to do this :)

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  2. That idea is beyond cute, easy and awesome! Great job, and thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is so cute! Wow you really know how to get creative!
    Connie
    http://thecrafterbug.blogspot.com/

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  4. What a neat idea! Very creative!

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  5. is that even how you spell "ingenious"?

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  6. This is gorgeousss. Way to make something amazing out of dare I say 'junk'!!! Beautiful!!

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  7. FABULOUS! I can't believe how amazing these look!

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  8. Not kinda cool...REAL cool!

    Great idea , thanks so much for sharing!

    Kate

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  9. This is great! I love the fact that this was a free project...and it turned out beautifully!

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  10. Very creative! I 'collect' so many odd things and put them in my closet for a rainy day. We have lots of these here in Sweden...but I never seem to get them out to create. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Michael at Blue Velvet Chair
    http://www.bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com/

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  11. So cool!I love just being able to use what I have already!

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  12. I LOVED your project! So creative! love the chevrons a ton. :D

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  13. This looks amazing!!! I was just brainstorming ideas for all my shoeboxes that I have lined up in my closet...now I might just know what I'm going to do with them all. Love it! I just recently did a Fun Friday Finds dedicated to Chevron over on my blog and I wish I would have had this project to feature. Way to go.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  14. Ohmygosh I could not Love this more! FanTastic!

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  15. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over on Sugar Bee Crafts - I featured you today! Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  16. these are fantastic! can you PLEASE tell me where that adorable white owl is from? i love it!

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  17. These are REALLY wonderful! So super cool, funky, easy,yay! I want to do it too!

    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  18. Brilliant! the colours are so bright and beautiful ! l-o-v-e it....xo
    Lucy

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  19. this is FANTASTIC!!! I LOVE IT. i assumed you used canvas but this makes it that much better!! AWESOME JOB!! Love the colors. I would love to have you link it up to our link party here
    http://sistersofthewildwest.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekend-features-and-sister-sunday-link_26.html
    I am a new follower
    Amy
    www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  20. These are fantastic! Who'd have thought shoe box lids could be so useful?!

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  21. Awesome idea! They look so good. :)

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  22. Great project. I have this thing with boxes and this is a delightful. Way to go.

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  23. This is SOOO cute! The colors look so sharp and spring-y and just so fun! I can't believe you did this with shoebox... no canvas or other super-expensive supplies... awesome!

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  24. Shoe boxes??!! Adorable! Now I wish I had been hoarding them! :)

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  25. Totally Brilliant!! And I thought it was canvas...I am so going to do this =)
    brittany.rossman@blogspot.com

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  26. I featured this post on my blog:
    http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/04/featured-crafters-1-with-tutorials.html

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  27. Beautiful! I love that you used shoe boxes! I recently made a chevron wall art but I used a canvas. I totally love yours. I thought yours were smaller canvases until I read your post. Very creative! Excellent job :)

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  28. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This is a super fab idea! Thanks for sharing and creating such an inspiring blog!

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  29. I may have to start collecting shoe boxes! Great job!


    Would love for you to share and stop by my new link party!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/04/want-to-party.html

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  30. Wow that is great!! Now you have made me want to start collecting one more thing....my husband is going to love it. haha!

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  31. Thanks for linking up to Calling all Crafters on All Things Fee!

    Hope to see you link up again!

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  32. SHOE BOX LIDS???? That's genius! I added your project to my spring project list...great idea!

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  33. We are featuring your wall art! LOVE LOVE LOVE CHEVRON! greatest idea EVER!
    Amy
    Sisters of the Wild West

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  34. Oh WOW! I love these! Really fresh! I just clicked over from kojodesigns and I'm so glad I did. I would love to link to your wall art if you didn't mind.

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  35. I love this project. I thought I was the only one with a box tower!

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  36. Wow, these are fantastic and I *love* the colors!

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  37. very cool! Thx!


    EazyFind.net
    Stackable shoe boxes

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  38. I love this idea! I am going to feature it on Thursday!

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  39. I am so mad!! I just threw away a whole bunch of shoe boxes I had been holding onto forever. I couldn't think of anything to do with them. I am never throwing out anything again!! LOL! Thank you for the idea! I will be sure to save all my boxes in the future because this is genius!! And beautiful! Angie @ 221vision

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  40. Awesome!! The chevron is amazing.. but the box lids.. that's genius! I loved this so much I shared it on my blog today!! http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/2011/05/for-love-of-chevron.html

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  41. I LOVE THIS, and I think I might try it tonight! :) Thanks for the inspiration, and have a great day!

    xoxo,
    Katherine

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  42. This is so cute! I saw it on pintrest.

    I linked back to you today in my Sat DIY post

    http://bitofbyrd.blogspot.com/2011/06/diy-saturday-artwork.html

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  43. I just found this via Pinterest. Wow! I wish I would have thought of this before I diyed mine using a canvas. Could have saved some $$. Looks really great!

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  44. Love this! I was just thinking of what I was going to do with all my empty shoe boxes - this is it. :D

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  45. Such a fun and easy idea! Love it! ^_^

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  46. simply pleasing to the eye. i want to try this. :)

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  47. New Follower! I love this idea, and this turned out so cute!! OMG, I love it! Great job!

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  48. ingenious! Canvas can be so expensive. I am definitely using this idea in the future.

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  49. This is a great idea. I just became a follower too!

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  50. Great idea!! thanks for sharing. I'm going to realize it for my blank entry wall. just discovered your blog and already a fan of it!!! Laura

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  51. I love your project!! I just featured it on my blog! I'm a new follower!
    xoxo,Patty.
    wwww.mycraftspotlight.com

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  52. Looks like some new laundry room decor for me!

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  53. I just painted some canvases similar to this I posted your link on my website for the real tutorial:)

    http://allthingsalisamarie.blogspot.com

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  54. I absolutely love it! Great DIY.

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  56. I recently did this... SO genius. BUT I can't get mine to stay on the wall!! Tips??

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