Would you believe this is my first chevron pattern project? I’ve never used the pattern on anything before this and actually you can’t really call this chevron because I switched the pattern a little to create a diamond design.
This was my Father-in-Law’s table. Based on the underside of the table and the inside of the little cabinet, I believe it was once plain dark wood. At some point the gold leaf effect was added. We’ve been using the table in our living room and even though gold is making a comeback, it didn’t really match anything in our house.
The inside of the cabinet is interesting. It has this little ledge on the inside of the door with holes in it. My Father-in-Law smoked a pipe back in the day and he would hang his pipes in these holes and store the tobacco inside the cabinet.
To create the diamond pattern on the table, I used FrogTape® Shape TapeTM in the Chevron pattern. You can use the tape to create several different patterns depending on how you position the tape. The tape is really easy to apply. It comes on a roll and has a nifty slit liner on the back of the tape for easier application. Peel off half of the liner and position the tape then remove the other half of the liner. Once the tape is positioned you press it down gently with a squeegee type tool and you’re ready to paint.
Here’s a look at the table with one coat of paint once I had removed the tape. Shape TapeTM has a PaintBlock® Technology that reacts with the water in paint to form a micro barrier that seals the edges of the tape. The lines are crisp and sharp and the paint does not bleed underneath the tape.
Here’s a close up of my table. The red paint was part of the original gold leaf paint pattern and I thought it made the piece interesting. I was surprised at how crisp the pattern turned out. I don’t have very much experience painting furniture and no experience using patterned tape. So a for a first time attempt, I’m thrilled with the results. The FrogTape® definitely made this project a success.
Check out this showcase video of what you can do with Shape TapeTM. It comes in Chevron, Wave and Scallop so the sky is the limit.
For more creative inspiration, you can follow FrogTape® – the makers of Shape TapeTM on Twitter @FrogTape.
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