Sunday, July 7, 2013

Chevron Vs. ZigZag

It's not quite Monday yet, but since this is the FIRST thing I have made all summer, I decided I can link up any day of the week!  Right?

I have this nasty shelf in my classroom that has been passed on from teacher to teacher for a while now.  

It needed a face lift or two, so I took it home this weekend and Viola:

Step one: Paint with primer.

Step two: Spray paint base color. I used white.

Step three: Use painters tape to get the design you want.

Step four: Spray paint.  Let dry.  Repeat.

Step five: Peel off tape!

Do you know the difference between chevron and zigzag?

My husband continues to make fun of me because I use them interchangeably when in fact they are not the same thing.

Google it. 

You will be shocked to find out that most of the pinterest world is using chevron incorrectly. 

I can't wait to show you a picture of the shelf inside my new classroom.  

Fingers crossed we will be able to move in by the end of next week!

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  1. Looks great! I just wrote up my post for tomorrow. My husband and I were discussing chevron this weekend too. He pointed out that the gas company is called Chevron and thus has chevron symbols as its logo...I never realized this..

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  2. I looked it up, so glad to know there is a difference. I like how you have incorporated both on your bookshelf.


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    This is so stinking cute!!! Thanks for sharing. I have a shelf that needs a redo- you just added another thing to my to do list! I will be using zig zag. lol

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  4. WOOOW this looks amazing! Love the color and the pattern.
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  5. It looks fantastic! I don't know if I could get the tape on as straight as you did. Mine might end up as one of those pinterest failures. haha
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  6. Cute!! I LOVE the chevron pattern...or at least what I thought was chevron! The colors and patterns look adorable together. Awesome!


  7. So cute! I have a shelf that looks just as "bad" and needs a facelift too! Great color! What is the name of the turquoise spray paint?

    This Little Piggy Reads

  8. You did a GREAT job on your bookshelf makeover. Nice colors!

    Foreman Teaches

  9. Ooooohh..... I would LOVE that in my classroom, do you have an extra??? :)
    Great job!!!

  10. That looks beautiful! I love the colors. I wish I had time to do all of my shelves!!

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  11. Very cute shelf and funny!, My hubby is always saying You mean Zig Zag when I say Chevron!

  12. Look's great! I just love furniture makeovers! I am glad I know the difference between zigzag and chevron now :)

    Thanks for sharing! Love your blog!

    Mrs. Z & Company

  13. What a great facelift - I love the colors you chose to paint with - very tranquil!!
    Antonia @ forkin4th

  14. I did not know the difference between zigzag and chevron..good to know! I love the way your shelves came cute! I love the colors!

    Crazy Daze in First Grade