July 23, 2012

Everywhere I look, there are chevrons. For me, the time of the chevron is at dawn. My new fav pattern? Arrows. Our long term dream is to have a huge galleria around our living room. While we build our small art and photos collection, I need something above the couch. And so came along this piece of artwork featured in a bathroom renovation on Young House Love that inspired my very own version. We got a huge 30×48 one at Michael’s, which with a 25% off coupon, was only about $30.

Over at Lowe’s, we picked up some small test pots of Olympic Dover Gray, Valspar Cathedral Stone, and Valspar Coastal Villa. With those three colors and white, we mixed about 7 or 8 different shades for the entire piece.

We made one inch lines across the whole canvas, and using the corner of a yard stick, made little arrow tips all over.

This project is really simple, but be prepared to put some time into it. I’d expect about eight work hours. Cut it down to four if you bring a friend along. Or husband.

I love having a one-of-a-kind, made-totally-by-me-and-David, painting in our house. I’m glad we used neutral tones, so as we move or redesign rooms, we’ll never have trouble finding somewhere to showcase it.


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  • Erilene Lamprecht

    I LOVE the arrows idea.
    I am going to make a piece like this tomorrow and mix it up with the chevron that I already have.
    Great blog.

    • Rachel Schultz


  • Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, let alone the content!.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks, I started in February. :)

  • I love this! This is just the kind of art I love to do–geometric and linear, but hand-done and imperfect. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks so much, Susan! I hope you can try one of your own. Thanks for reading.


  • Annie

    I’ve been eyeing this piece on YHL for a while wondering if I should take the plunge too … I think you guys have convinced me! :)

    • Cool! I hope you go for it. We are happy with it. I love that website.Thanks for reading :)


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