How to Paint Chevron Stripes

Everybody’s seen them and we all love them… the modern and fresh chevron stripe! From walls, to home accents, to fashion, chevron strips are here and are not going anywhere. They are graphic and go well with most prints and patterns…. and despite the fact that they look complicated, we have some step by step instructions on how to paint chevron stripes, whether on the wall, or on a home project!




Featured above from DIY Network, a basic tutorial on how to paint chevrons (and stripes, and blocks!)

Got no time? Laptops to Lullabies has the impatient girls guide to chevron walls in a single evening! Merlot, anyone?



Paint a chevron pattern on stairs! I love this idea for waking up the utilitarian areas of your home! Tutorial from Home Depot.



Amazing wall art in this DIY chevron painted canvas by Simple Kind of Life.



I hate my boring ceiling fan! This chevron painted ceiling fan from Design Sponge is such a great way to update those builder grade fixtures!



From Eclectically Vintage, this antique window chevron tray project is a wonderful accent, and easily crafted…make sure you check out her secret “tape” tip!



‘My Shine Project’ turned this dresser into an incredible piece! Find out how she made this chevron dresser!



Lastly, if you just aren’t getting this whole how to paint chevron stripes thing, Lowe’s has this detailed YouTube video for you to take you through step by step!

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Image Credits: Home Depot, DIY Network, Laptops to Lullabies, Simple Kind of Life, Design Sponge, Eclectically Vintage, My Shine Project, Lowes

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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