How to create a tabletop chevron pattern
Use these step-by-step instructions (and a free download) to design a stunning hallway console
3. Use pushpins to lightly prick the points of each zigzag (through the paper and into the wood surface).
5. Use 2-in. painter’s tape to fill in the 2-in. sections. Make sure the edges are smooth and flat.
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.