8.06.2012

Total Chevron makeover!

Yesterday I brought you up to speed on the painted progress of my laundry room.  It is the EASIEST way to paint a Chevron design on any wall so check out the shortcuts HERE.  After painting the walls and admiring my handy work I set to create the biggest headache of my life.



I tried to install shelves.  Sounds simple right?  After cutting the boards too short, having to repaint new boards white, not properly installing the screws, ripping a bracket right out of the wall, getting a shelf wedged at a diagonal angle in between the two adjoining walls, tearing patches of my drywall out, cursing while I was standing on top of the washing machine, a third trip to Home Depot, coming home and You Tubing a how-to video, freestyle drilling quarter size holes into the walls, using toggle bolts for the first time, and FINALLY getting the brackets secure I could attach the wooden shelves to them.  Whew!  It will be a VERY long time before I attempt to do anything with a bracket and shelf again!




But... the results do look nice.  I love the look of the vintage brackets and the painted yellow detail on the edge of both shelves. So I might be picking up that drill sooner than I think.  Besides the extra storage is priceless!


Happy Monday folks!  This will be the first and last time I will say that I am excited about catching up on laundry! :)


Joining the party and trying to WOW you this Wednesday! :)

33 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH THIS LOOKS AAAAAMMMAAAZZZZINNNNGGG!!!! Straight out of a magazine!!!

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    1. Thanks love! Never thought I would feel that way about my laundry room but i love it! :)

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  2. uh - WOW! Easy? If you say so - that does NOT look easy!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! :):)

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    1. haha- I guess I should have said easier? :) Atleast the taping and painting- the shelves were in no way easy! :)

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  3. Wow! That is STUNNING! Visiting from Kammy's Korner :)

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  4. This Looks Just Amazing
    i would love it if you would drop bu and join our party.
    http://live-love-laugh-interiordesign.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about your party! :)

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  5. This is unbelievably gorgeous - the nicest chevron wall I've seen!!!
    Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you drop by and follow back :)
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Suzan! Thanks for the kind words! I am proud to be your newest follower- your transformations are INCREDIBLE!!! I can't wait to catch up on all your projects that I have missed out on! So glad you found me! :)

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  6. I LOVE the wall! I'm definitely doing this in a room :)

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  7. That is so beautiful! I love the color scheme and the chevron! It rocks! I'm your newest follower via The Kurtz Corner. :) Megan

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  8. The chevron on the walls came out perfect and the gray and yellow are one of my favorite color combos! I love the vintage brackets, also. They give such a special touch to the area. I admire your persistance on this project! I cannot imagine what my frustration would have been trying to get those shelves up! I found you on Primp and I am now your newest follower.

    Have a great day!

    Angela

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  9. So cute! My laundry room could definitely use a makeover too!

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  10. It looks great!! I love when people decorate the laundry room...sometimes it gets over-looked and it's a shame since I know I spend a heck of a lot of time in there!! New follower to your sweet blog~please stop over for a visit, I would love to have you!
    Angie
    www.swededreamer.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Angie- it really is an over used room! :) Thanks for following! :)

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  11. This looks awesome!! Thanks for checking out the Pick Your Plum link-up, but this doesn't look like it used any PYP products, so I unfortunately had to delete it from the PYP link-up. If you used Pick Your Plum Products, state it in the post and re-link. If you are looking for the regular Things I've Done Thursday party, that link up starts at midnight EST. Hope to see you back! Thank you!!

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  12. Oh I love this SOOOO much! Yellow and grey chevron is my favorite right now. Love for you to share this on Pin Inspiration Thursday http://www.addhousewife.com/2012/08/pin-inspiration-45.html

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    1. Thanks Micki- I just shared on your blog and can't wait for next Thursday! :)

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  13. love this! amazing!!

    Hope you had a good day! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hi :)

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  14. LOVE! This looks so awesome! Thanks for linking up!

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  15. this is awesome!! i would be excited to do laundry here too!

    stopping by from the wonderful wednesay link up :)

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  16. Again.. I'm going to go with totally jealous! You did a great job!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  17. Air-yi-yi! What an ordeal. And yet it looks gorgeous. Way to persevere!!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  18. Just wanted to let you know you've been featured at The Kurtz Corner! Feel free to swing by and grab a featured button from my buttons page! :) http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2012/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-44.html

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    1. Awesome! Thank you sooooo much Audra!!! I will! :)

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  19. Oh my! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the chevron wall and how you alternated colors. So cool!

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    1. I also featured this project on Facebook page. Please stop by to grab a featured button and wear it proudly!

      http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/

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    2. Thanks Katie!!! Glad that you like it! Can't wait to grab a feature button! :)

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  20. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2012/08/your-whims-wednesday-72-and-features.html

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  21. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2012/08/your-whims-wednesday-72-and-features.html

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    1. I love that my laundry room is getting around! :) Thank you so much for featuring it! I will totally grab a button! :)

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  22. LOVE IT!!! No seriously, it is gorgeous. Sarah

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