Chevron Tutorial Recall + the deer

>> Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First things first. Thank you to whoever commented about the contact paper ruining their walls. I forgot to mention a very important detail. Both walls I have applied this technique to have been lath and plaster, NOT drywall. I am understanding from a few comments that this may not work so well on drywall. I would believe them and steer clear. Damaged drywall is a waaaay bigger deal than painting where you were not supposed to. PLEASE don't ruin your walls by doing this tutorial. I will feel SO terrible.

I will say that the birds I did in my last house were up for two years and were easy to peel off when we were ready to move. So if you do have lath and plasters walls, you should be good to go.

Secondly, some people have asked about the deer head. Along with chevron, I was very big on the animal heads this past summer. I love, love, love this Etsy shop, but they were all out of my price range. So after looking everywhere, and even pricing a form and antlers for a major DIY attempt, I found this guy on Ebay for $25...

He is made of resin and the best part is, his antlers are detachable. So spray painting just the head was super easy.

For about $30 total, I think he's just as good as, if not better, than the Z Gallery version and almost 1/8th the price. I wish I could find the Ebay dealer, but I didn't see them when I looked. If you like it, I would check Ebay every now and then and see if they re-post them. My search was "deer head"

And to wrap this very wordy blog post up, please do not put contact paper on your drywall!
Can my conscious be clear now?


Juliet January 6, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

Stephanie -- I am so excited to have found your blog tonight! I've read several posts already and can't wait to dig through the archives. Your design aesthetic is fabulous. I am envious of your skills. And I am heartened by your faith. I believe Sabbespot is going to be one of my favorite places to visit! Thank you. Juliet

emma wallace January 7, 2010 at 12:31 AM  

Just discovered your blog and I can't wait to read more!

I love the chevron wall!

Kirsten Sue January 7, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

Love chevron and love your wall.

Susan Bang January 7, 2010 at 1:02 PM  

thank you thank you!! For the info on the deer head. I've been looking for a cheap one for ages and eventually just gave up, but you inspired me to keep on searching. Funny b/c I've been telling my husband for the past 3 months that I wanted to put stripes on our wall using contact paper for our rental home. He thought I was silly, then I showed him your post last night and once again have proven to him that anything is possible. Thanks!! I'm not sure if my way is drywall or not, so I think it's best to do some more research before I start my project.

Carolyn January 7, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

Cute, cute blog. That chevron wall is so great! You make it look easy...I'm thinking I would screw it up!

Tall Drink January 7, 2010 at 5:36 PM  

Love the chevron idea and painting the deer head. So cheap, so good looking! (I re-posted on my blog) Great stuff!

Vicky @ Pearl District February 18, 2011 at 1:28 AM  

Stephanie :) I just had this featured in my blog! :) Not that i'm influential or anything (at all)
Thanks for great post!


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