Is there anything happier than chevron?
Well, yes, perhaps yellow chevron is a little happier.
Today, I’m going to share with you how to make this happy table! I left Haven with this amazing Chevron “Shape Tape” by FrogTape. As you know, I LOVE my FrogTape and use it on many furniture projects.
I just knew that the Shape Tape and Annie Sloan’s new color, English Yellow, would be a perfect match. I mean Annie’s color is like sunshine in a can. I was so happy to pop that can open:
Oh, hang on. I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. You perhaps want to see the before:
I had previously painted this mid-century modern table in Linen White. She looks fine, but not happy. Am I right?!?
The first step was to paint her in English Yellow. I did a few coats of this. Then I waited 24 hours before applying my Chevron Shape Tape.
This special Shape Tape has a backing on it and you need to attach the top half first and once pressed down you affix the bottom half. Since I wanted my chevron equal distances I used the paper backing as a template.
This Shape Tape was so amazing and easy to use. If I stuck it down and decided I needed to shift it a smidge that was easily done.
I knew I just wanted the chevron on the top of the table so I used regular Delicate Surfaces FrogTape around the edge of the table.
Then I painted the exposed areas (a bit hard to see as the table is yellow too) in Annie Sloan Pure White.
I was so worried to peel back the tape….
But I shouldn’t have been. My chevron were so beautiful – clean, straight and no bleed! I was HAPPY and now so is my table:
See those perfectly HAPPY chevrons?!?
I also added a tiny bit of white to the circle at the bottom of the table. Then sealed the whole piece with two coats of clear wax.
We were all happy how this one turned out.