Wednesday, January 18, 2012

new house progress :: the fireplace

i don't claim to be any sort of chevron genius - but i think they turned out pretty good! 
after all of you listened to me complain on ig and twitter about how i was desperate for an idea to make over this 'too small for our tv' odd space they feel the need to put in new homes these days. i mean, a tv over the fireplace? is that really even a good idea? then where do you put your components without wires all over? dumb.

i just decided how big i wanted each chevron and measured the first one, then measured down from the three points of the triangle with my small level. something got off somewhere in my planning though and the dark chevron ended up thinner then the wall color one, hmmm-maybe something about the tape?

looking back i think i would have rather had three dark chevrons and somehow done away with the little triangles at the bottom (which the jury is still out on if they are staying - i think it might work without them)

the lines were nearly perfect with my trusty tape, cut in with wall color, then paint technique. now, i just need to find the perfect chandelier or other big fun something to fill the space - any suggestions?
i fall a little more in love with our new house one project at a time!

10 comments:

melissa rohr said...

this looks so amazing - i LOVE it! if I come across any cute lighting ideas, i'll send them your way!

melissa rohr said...

Oooh, actually, have you seen those mason jar chandeliers? http://www.etsy.com/listing/72185321/mason-jar-chandelier-upcycled-lighting?ref=sr_gallery_30&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=chandelier&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet= ? I also love the hanging lightbulb ones! http://www.etsy.com/listing/83658342/urban-chandelier-with-vintage-bulbs?ref=sr_gallery_23&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=chandelier&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

melissa rohr said...

ok, you're officially my hero! that is PERFECT!!!!
and the best part? there are 5 millin tutorials on how to diy those for WAY less that $300! seriously can't wait to do this! sucks it is now on the bottom of a long list - but it will be awesome to see come together!

melissa rohr said...

I may or may not have about 100 mason jars just sitting around on top of my cupboards if you want some. 

melissa rohr said...

I think it looks good! I'd leave the little triangles. 

melissa rohr said...

that would be awesome! i think i need 9sih of the same for the tutorial i found :)

melissa rohr said...

We should make them together! 

melissa rohr said...

totally!

melissa rohr said...

omg, I love the chevron!!! This looks great!

Bailey
http://lostandfound-bailee.blogspot.com/ 

melissa rohr said...

thanks!