As many of you already know, the chevron pattern is so ‘hot’ right now.
I am seeing it in quilt patterns, clothing, and even furniture.
I thought is was about time I got my CHEVRON on.
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that we are finishing our basement. There is a small area under the stairs that will be made into a play area for the grandies. Here it is in all it’s unfinished glory.
I thought it would be fun to decorate it like a little outdoor café.
Six or so months ago I picked up a childs cupboard at a thrift store for $4. It was in sad shape and needed a little TLC. I took some beadboard to my friend, Amanda’s husband. He used it to replace the rotted back piece. He also added a cute scalloped bottom and doors. That was an additional $20.
It had yellow Formica on top that had blue and mustard swirls running through it. Using paint I already had I gave it a face lift. Hubby is going to add a decorative trim on the edge of the Formica.
You might remember this table that I recently found for $15.
I painted it to match the cupboard. Blue, yellow, and white. I felt that it needed something. I wondered about a graphic but then I decided to give the top a chevron style.
Thanks to my Engineer hubby it was easy peasy. He came home from work yesterday and I said, “hon, I need your help to draw up a Chevron.” I walked over to my lap top and said,“I’ll show you what I mean.” He replied, “I know what a chevron is”. I said, “No, it’s not a truck.” He replied, “yeah, it’s a design that looks like this.” He proceeded to draw it out with his hand. Who knew, he was so style savvy? He quickly got out some paper, his ruler, and pencil. In no time he had drawn it up.
I then only had to tape off and stencil. Like I said, Easy Peasy!
Years ago I bought a small chair at an estate sale for $2. Glory be, it fit perfectly under the table. I still need to wax all three pieces.
Cute little child sized outdoor café. Notice I took it outdoors to give you the real feel? lol!
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Now quickly a few pics of our basement progress. We are finally getting to the ‘fun’ part.
Brick wall in the theater room. Wait till you see what I have to hang on it. I know that theater rooms are on their way ‘out’. But it was in our house plans and the room has no windows. Figured we might as well do it. The older grandies are ever so excited. Not to mention my hubby.
They started bricking the fireplace also. It will have a white mantle.
The bathroom tile. When my hubby came home and saw it he said, “you chose B & W for the bathroom?” I said, “yes, it’s gonna be so cute!” I loved my friends Dru from Country Farm Home B & W in her keeping room. This is a lot smaller and doesn’t compare to hers, but I love it already!
Fireplace should be finished today. I am having so much fun seeing it all come together.
Hope you have a wonderful day! Be sure and hop back later and join in “Share Your Cup”!
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