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How to Paint Stripes, Chevrons, Blocks and More (page 1 of 6)

Learn the secrets for creating straight lines, even patterns and cohesive designs on your walls.

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Make a statement by painting patterns and stripes on your walls. A little bit of math, knowing where to place your tape and a few tricks from the pros will help you create the perfect design.

Courtesy of LivingWithLindsay

Easy Way to Make Chevrons

Lindsay from the home decor blog LivingWithLindsay zigzagged two accent walls in her bedroom for a high-end boutique look. (Love the contrasting yellow dresser and turquoise lamp too.) The easiest way to create chevrons is to find a pattern online, use a projector to transfer the image onto the wall, then tape and paint. Trying to do it mathematically with straight edges can become very time-consuming.

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