ZigZag Triptych Project

decoration home inspiration diy  ZigZag Triptych Project

Finished product!

This was a cool project that I decided to do based on the SabbeSpot posting of the chevron wall she completed at her residence.  Although I originally wanted large mirrors on that wall to enlarge and lighten the space, I had to re-think based on my budget.  Enter creativity.  Since I had been wanting to replace the closet doors in the master bedroom with curtains, I realized that I could use my closet doors as a canvas for some art.

Mmmm…..yessss, some large art that I could put behind the seating area…..in a lighter color……with some pattern–OH (me remembering the post about the chevron wall on Sabbespot) and voila!—that’s how it happened.

decoration home inspiration diy  ZigZag Triptych Project

Wood filler....CHECK. Ready to prime.

I turned the closet doors around and removed the wheels from the top of the doors.  I found my wood filler compound and filled the screw holes and let it dry.  I primed all the doors with left over primer I had from previous house painting projects (I took a third door to complete my triptic from the home office room—since there is an odd door out, I will use the fourth door for a different art project in the guest bedroom).

decoration home inspiration diy  ZigZag Triptych Project

Roller in one hand, camera in the other!

I had previously bought some white contact paper from Home Depot, so I got that out and started planning.  At first, I didn’t know how steep I wanted the zig or the zag to be, so I did a couple of test runs (although doing that led to my demise toward the end of the project when I realized I ran out of contact paper, but I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t done the test runs).  I decided on the 45 degree angle.

decoration home inspiration diy  ZigZag Triptych Project

I used my yoga mat for extra comfort for my knees while measuring, I couldn't do it on the table for some reason:)

I used:

an exacto knife

a pencil

a 45 degree triangle

and a cutting board (I forgot the specific name of it)

and a ruler

decoration home inspiration diy  ZigZag Triptych Project

My husband lent a hand!

I turned the contact paper right side down and used the grid on the back as my guide.  After cutting out the zigzags, I measured the center and near the middle of the door and placed my first one, then I ended up placing the pieces 5 inches apart  from each other.  If you’re doing it by yourself, it is probably like a full days job (keep in mind that you would be measuring and cutting while paint is drying, etc).

What do  you think?

decoration home inspiration diy  ZigZag Triptych Project

Tada!!

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