Mandi shares a great tutorial on how to achieve the chevron look without much headache and makes the entire process look relatively painless, even though the idea of doing it all on a ladder above your head.... well just don't think about that part yet.
If the look is too bold for you, consider doing a gloss vs. matte look in the same color instead of alternating colors. It could be the right amount of pop without feeling too bold. Check out all the details over at Vintage Revivals.
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