My best pal Kelly orchestrated a groovy Mad Men Surprise 30th Birthday Party for her husband Steve yesterday (with a little help from me & my sweet husband). It was a swanky shindig and a total blast. Want to plan your own party? Check out the gallery for some great inspiration… then pin and share!
Did you just get home after a long day of work and have 20 minutes to kill? If you answered yes, you should probably stop because this is not a good idea for you. Otherwise, go on.
Did you just get a new place or are you in the mood to redecorate? If the answer is yes, keep reading.
I have envisioned a gray & white chevron nursery for months – I think even before I got pregnant. I mentioned it to my husband who, rather than flip out on me, embraced the idea. And we then quickly recruited my bestie’s graphic designer husband to help (this is a wise choice). Yesterday, they tasked themselves to this while we shopped for nursery decor. They photo-chronicled the process so that you can recreate.
PHOTO GUIDE TO CREATING A CHEVRON WALL
Step 1: Paint the wall one of the two colors you intend in your chevron and let it completely dry (this may take 2 coats).
Step 2: Grid off your wall using chalk. Your grid should be the exact width you want your lines to be – I wanted 7 inch lines, so they made 7 inch boxes.
Step 3: Cut painter’s tape to approximately the lengths you want, at a 45 degree angle and apply to grid. You place the tape corner to corner, staying outside the boundaries of the new color.
Step 4: Paint the stripes between the tape lines. Allow time for drying and then paint second coat (if needed… probably needed)
Step 5: Remove painter’s tape before it is completely dry, so as to not flake the chevron, and touch up as needed.
Step 6: Bask in your awesomeness while you allow the paint to fully dry and then come back in a day or two and wash the grid off the wall with a soft cloth and lightly soapy water.
HUGE thanks to my incredible husband and our friend Steve on this one – I am so thrilled that this is the room where we will welcome our baby girl home!