Blog Love + Sharing a Reader's Chevron Painted Table

Lately, I have been feeling the love from fellow DIY bloggers. Robin, from Rasz Art, wrote a very flattering post about my blog and my projects. Totally made my day!! She is so sweet, and a talented blogger and DIYer to boot. Thank you, Robin!

Also, to those who leave me comments, thank you so much! The fact that you would take time out of your busy day to send some love my way speaks volumes about the kind of people you are - wonderful and kindhearted people, that's what you are.  :) Your comments are so encouraging and flattering that it knocks my socks off! It's like opening a present every time Blogger notifies me of a new one. 

I also want to thank those of you who have recently or in the past sent me a blog award. It means so much to be recognized by talented DIYers like yourselves. 

In addition to all that crazy awesome blog love, it seems like every week I've been gaining new people who are following along. [As a side note, I try to follow each and every one of you back. If I missed your blog somehow, please know it was not intentional and resend me your blog link in a comment.]

Thanks so much, my blog and DIY colleagues! It has been great--and will continue to be great--connecting with you and getting to share project ideas with each other.
On a similar note, I want to feature Tara's project now. She wrote me to say that she used my Chevron template to paint her Ikea end table. Here is a picture:

Click here to see the picture on Tara's Pinterest board, where she initially posted it. 
[Click the picture or this text to follow her inspirational boards on Pinterest.]

Isn't it stunning?! I love the colors she chose, and this table seems to be the ideal piece of furniture to paint a pattern onto the top. Perfection! Thank you, Tara, for using my template and for sharing the pic with me! 

When I created the Chevron template initially, I used it on a thrifted tray. Now, I'm looking around the room to see what else I can use it on. Ha ha! Here is the free, printable Chevron pattern template in case anyone else wants to use it. And if you do, please send me pics or a link like Tara did so that I can see your creation! :) I may show it off here with your permission. 


  1. Hi Lauren,

    This is such a nice post. I feel the same way when someone leaves a comment for me but you expressed it so much more eloquently then I could. So I say ditto! Way to inspire someone else's DIY project. That is the sicerest form of flattery. Keep up the good work, I'll be watching.(OK "watching" sounds kind of creepy?) I'll be cheering you on!(sounds better)

  2. Thanks for the mention! In hindsight, I do wish I had shared a better picture. =)

  3. @Tara - You're very welcome! And I think it is a great picture of a gorgeous table.

    @Shannon - Thanks so much! I'll be watching your blog too (in a non-creepy way also)! Just checked it out again & am loving what I see.

  4. Hi Tara, and thank you so much for the compliment! You are really incredible and fun! I was so glad to have come across your blog and getting to meet you (via blogs) was an added bonus. I have two old tables that sat outside through the winter that need restoring. I am hoping to get to that one soon. I will post and share when I do.

    Glad you are feeling the love. Isn't the blogging world great!

  5. I just found your blog through a comment you left on another one, and I'm already a follower! :) You've got such great and simple ideas that make everyone want to DO IT THEMSELVES! :)


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  6. Hey girl! Congrats on the awesome feature over at Rasz Art - you deserve it! Your blog is great - one of my favorites! :O)

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