Some of you have already seen a glimpse of this closet in my Master Bedroom Reveal, but now it’s time for a tutorial. I was inspired by a great tutorial from Sarah over at Life of Love, head on over and check her out when you finish up here!
I had really wanted to paint chevron walls in our spare room, but with us prepping to sell our house, I thought better of it and decided to go with a smaller space (The next owners will probably thank me, or maybe they would have loved it too). The large white closet doors were bugging me, so I figured it was the perfect space to do up some chevron. I went with Behr’s Oriental Eggplant as a base color and Martha Stewart’s Platinum Silver Metallic paint as the top coat chevron.
My tutorial and supplies list is based off the painting of two accordion closet doors.
- 3 Sample Containers Behr’s Oriental Eggplant Flat Paint ($2.97 @ Home Depot)
- Martha Stewart’s Platinum Silver Metallic Paint ($6.00 @ Home Depot)
- 2 Mini Rollers
- Mini Paint Tray
- Yellow Frog Tape
- Tape Measure
Step 1: Remove any knobs and tape off the trim around the closet doors.
Step 2: Paint doors base color, I did three coats, and let dry for at least 4-5 hours.
Step 3: Use tape measure and chalk to mark off segments for where your lines will be. My doors were 77 in. high, I wanted even chevron stripes, so I decided to make them 7 in. thick. I marked a dot next to every 7 in. on the measuring tape.
Step 4: I then turned the measuring tape sideways and ran it along the doors where the dots were. I then used the chalk to run a line across the doors.
Step 5: Now it’s time to tape the lines off. You will want to make sure that your tape is nice and straight and pressed down to the doors so that paint doesn’t leak under. This next part may be a bit confusing… in order to make the sections equal, the segments you tape off will be different in size. Where you will be painting silver, you need to make sure your tape allows you to paint from top to bottom of the chalk lines points. By doing this, the tape will cut into your base color, but once you remove the tapes it will leave perfectly even sections.
Step 6: Paint your accent color, I used two coats for this.
Step 7: Immediately after painting the final coat, remove the frog tape and make sure to pull directly upward from the door to get nice clean lines.
Step 8: After paint dries, wipe off the remaining chalk.
Step 9: Enjoy your beautiful chevron closet or wall!
I hope that this tutorial was both inspiring and helpful! Should you decided to take this project on and have and questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
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