First here is a quick before peek of what my laundry room looked like a couple of weeks ago. (Yes it took me weeks to finish this... to the dismay of my sweet roommates!)
I removed my painting and primed the wall above the washer and dryer solid white including the ledge.
Using painters tape, I lined the edges of the wall and then divided it in half with another piece of tape creating two equal halves. So this is where I should pause and say that I MOSTLY eyeballed the distances and occasionally referred to a ruler. I HATE math and was eager to finish this project. So if you want to spend your time doing long division- go for it smarty pants!
Next I divided the two halves in half by adding two more pieces of tape creating four equal sections.
This is the trickiest part. Starting from the top of the wall (where it touched the ceiling) I measured down the distance that gave me the desired Chevron point. In my case it was 13.5". Please keep in mind that you should measure and then tape each point. If you measure all and then tape later your sections will eventually become uneven and the whole point of this design is to have repetition and even lines.
Because I taped vertical lines in my Chevron design I was able to line my taped points easily without having to go back and trim the edges to make perfect points. All I had to do was get the zigzag lines to meet on the vertical ones. Huge time saver!
Using a sharpie I quickly marked a 'G' for my gray sections and 'Y' for my yellow sections on extra pieces of tape.
Then I used a mini roller handle and rolled on my paint filling in my taped off Chevron pattern.
I let the paint dry and then painted a second coat. After waiting a couple of more hours I carefully peeled of the painters tape revealing the crisp white paint underneath. I love the way this wall turned out and soooooo glad that I didn't spend hours measuring everything.
Painting the Chevron was the easy part of the project! Check back tomorrow to see how I finished the wall off with shelves and vintage brackets.