How to create a tabletop chevron pattern

Use these step-by-step instructions (and a free download) to design a stunning hallway console

Get out the paint
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Get out the paint

6. Paint the exposed areas with two coats of accent paint, letting it dry between coats.

7. Once completely dry, remove tape. Touch up paint with a small paintbrush.

*To create a precise pattern, follow our directions, but you can achieve a similar look by creating a zigzag pattern with 1- and 2-in. painter’s tape, alternating widths side by side continuously across both tabletops, then taking off the 1-in. tape strips and applying accent paint (two coats) to the exposed space. Painter’s tape comes in several widths (1 in., 1 ½ in., 2 in., etc.), so you can vary your design as you like.



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