I know what you’re all thinking, Summer is almost over. I know, I know, but I was not going to let this project sit in my to-do pile until next summer! So even though it’s almost Fall, I finished this and it’s going to hang on my door for at least a week or two. 🙂
I thought I’d show you how I did the chevron pattern on this cute project. I got the idea for how to do this from a tutorial on The Wood Connection’s blog. I started by using a pencil and ruler and marking my boxes all over both of the flip flops. I wanted the design to be straight for both sides, so that is why it doesn’t line up. Then I started putting masking tape on. This takes quite a while! Once I got it all taped, I erased the pencil lines that were exposed.
Then I painted it white, in hopes that I wouldn’t have the blue paint seep under the tape. It seemed to work for the most part, I didn’t have to many spots to fix! 🙂 After the white, I painted a couple of coats of the blue, then let it dry over night. I carefully started pulling the tape off. I was getting so excited at this point! It really was going to turn out like I had it in my head! 🙂
After I got all the tape off, I took a piece of sand paper to it. I wanted it to look a little bit distressed. I thought about doing it with my electric sander, but decided not to, and I’m glad I did. It didn’t take much to distress it, and I had more control over distressing than if I would have used my electric sander.
After I got the chevron done, I picked out some bright colored papers to put on the “straps” of the flip flops. I cut the paper strips, then glued them on, then sanded the edges to distress and get the paper just right.
I am IN LOVE with the way it turned out! I got this from The Wood Connection and it came with flowers to put on the straps, and I was planning on using them, but decided not to after I added the colorful paper!
I love the distress chevron, it was so worth the time it took to make it! Although, it did make me wish that I had a Silhouette Cameo to cut a stencil with, man that would have been much quicker. 😉
So, am I the only one that is just finishing summer projects? I’ve already started seeing Halloween projects, and I’m not ready to start those projects yet! But then again, I’m usually finishing projects just before I need them.