DIY chevron painted wood table runner

To keep my fall centerpiece anchored, I created a chevron centerpiece base using FrogTape® Shape Tape and scrap wood.

DIY painted wood table runner


  • FrogTape® Chevron Shape Tape
  • scrap wood (mine is left over from a shelving project and measures approx. 12 x 35 x 1 in.)
  • white paint (I used left over Glidden toasted white)
  • Martha Stewart stain


  • foam roller
  • rags
  • small paint brush

DIY Chevron Centerpiece Base Tutorial:

1. Place Shape Tape onto board. I started at an area near the middle (to be able to paint over a pen line on my scrap wood) and worked my way out. I used an extra piece of Shape Tape to measure the distance between sticky pieces of chevron tape. 

FrogTape chevron Shape Tape tutorial

2. Peel off half of the backing, place Shape Tape. Press down. Remove the other half of the paper backing and smooth into place. 

3. Go over each border of the Shape Tape with thumbnail.

4. Dip foam roller into paint, coat the entire roller by rolling on a paper towel then paint over the bare chevron spaces in the direction of the wood grain. I wanted a worn/distressed look so I only did one coat. 

painting chevron pattern

DIY chevron centerpiece base tutorial

5. While paint was still wet, I carefully removed the Shape Tape then let the paint dry. 

chevron centerpiece tutorial

6. Next I brushed on Martha Stewart stain and wiped it off. 

DIY chevron centerpiece base tutorial

7. Let dry. I didn’t, but you may also want to seal your project with a clear coat. 

DIY chevron centerpiece base tutorial

Now my fall centerpiece is all grouped together and doesn’t feel so lost. 

wooden chevron table runner


DIY painted wood table runner

DIY painted wood table runner

I love how this turned out. Great for any decorating, any vignette, may be repurposed as a shelf, tray (great for sitting on an upholstered ottoman), or DIY sign in the future. 😉 

Linking up to Prodigal Pieces and Centsational Girl.

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*This is sponsored by FrogTape®. FrogTape provided by Shurtech. As always, the opinions are completely my own based on my own experience. 

Cue the confetti and balloons! DIY news and a giveaway!-

Do you remember me telling you guys that I won the Purdy grand prize at the Haven Conference earlier this summer? Well, my prize arrived! Inside the box was this..


$1000 worth of Purdy products!

OH MY GOODNESS! I’m the luckiest DIY girl in the world today. I won’t have to buy paint supplies for quite awhile. Awesome!

Want to see what $1000 worth of Purdy looks like?

Purdy paint products

It looks Purdy awesome. Imagine the projects I can complete with this stash of goodies!


And if that wasn’t exciting enough? I have more fun news. Some of you have noticed and have sent me tweets, FB notes and comments. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Seriously…I’m on cloud 9! And your thoughtfulness has made me feel so special the last couple of days. Thanks for noticing, thanks for taking the time to tell me you’ve seen it!

It’s no secret that I use FrogTape a lot. A LOT a lot. (with the apartment renovation: almost every day!) Well, I recently had a dream come true opportunity to promote FrogTape, a product I do believe in and use in real life – in an advertisement! Woo hoo! You can see an ad in…

Country Living, September 2012

DIY Show Off  FrogTape ad

House Beautiful, September 2012

DIY Show Off FrogTape ad


Thanks so much to FrogTape and Purdy for making my DIY and painting projects so much easier. Amen, right?


DIY SHOW OFF favorite product giveaway…

Prize: So, what’s the giveaway? NOT $1000 worth of Purdy but, well, two of my most favorite DIY tools in the whole wide world, of course. I’ll share a bit of my duplicate Purdy products and stash of FrogTape with one DIY Show Off friend. It’ll be just like it’s your birthday too! 

How to win? Winner is open to US residents only. Giveaway runs today through midnight EST Sunday, August 12th, 2012. Good luck! Simply leave a comment for each of the following:

  • Just leave me a note in the comments below. Maybe about when/how we met or what your working on or what DIY has inspired you lately or what makes you happiest or just “hi”. 😛
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Thanks for sharing my excitement, thanks for letting me share my excitement! Thanks for tolerating me while I ‘show off’ on my online journal. 🙂 

Disclosure: I did not get paid to write this post. I’m sharing two products that I truly do love and personally use.