Nap Time Crafts: Chevron Chair

Today’s Nap Time Craft involves adding a chevron twist to a tired piece of furniture. I used a dining chair I had painted a few years ago, which I wanted to jazz up into a striking new seat.

To do this project I used:

  • Wooden chair
  • Masking tape
  • Spray paint
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil


Creating a chevron design can be hard. My chosen method involved endless pencil markings, a lot of geometric guesswork, and so much misplaced masking tape that I started to resemble an Egyptian Mummy! I got there in the end, but I wish I’d known about this tutorial first.

The important thing is that your masking tape is fixed down firmly, and there are no wonky angles – better to get it right at this stage than having to start again with a fresh paint job later.


I then sprayed the chair outside so the house was fume-free.


I left the paint to dry overnight, and returned to it during the next day’s nap time. I then carefully peeled off the masking tape… and voila!

I now keep looking around the house wondering what else I can upcycle/cover in spray paint!

If you like this, keep an eye out soon for our special guest blogger She’s Called Claire, who has a nifty trick for upcycling crockery.

~ Laura xx ~