Double DIY: Linen Pin Board + Chevron Wall Art

Hey everyone! Quite a few months ago I made the above pin board inspired by Restoration Hardware ones.  I really liked their look of the white frame against gray linen and wanted to recreate one for myself! I did and it was simple and easy, so I thought I would share the three steps with you!

Pin Board How To:

Step 1:  Find a large frame for your pin board. Sand the frame down and paint it with two white wash coats. Make the white wash by doing a mixture of half paint and half water.

Step 2: Cut a piece of cork board to fit inside your frame. Next cut a piece of linen and wrap it around the board. Staple the linen to the cork.

Step 3: Lastly, position the fabric covered cork into the frame and secure it into place.

DIY Wall Art

Back in November 2011 I created a tutorial for creating a chevron patterned painting. I’m pretty sure it has been my most popular post. I guess you all thought it was something you could easily do yourself as 80+ of you left kind comments and, just recently, HGTV featured it on their blog Design Happens. I loved it too! It was a fun project, but after living with it for three years I was ready for some fresh art! So I did another one using colors I’ve been obsessed with for forever, purple and navy blue all the way people (I’m not sure why I used orange as I’ve never really been a fan!).

Step 1: Create a pattern using masking tape on canvas.

Step 2: Use acrylic paints to dab and brush your colors of choice onto the canvas, covering everywhere.

Step 3: I like a little gold sparkle, so after painting I took it outside to give it a light splatter-spray of gold spray paint in certain areas.

Step 4: When dry, carefully peel the masking tape off to reveal the clean white spaces.

For further instructions and photos check out the original tutorial here.

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