Chevron Stripes

Want to add some fun elements to a painted piece?  There’s a brand new product available now from FrogTape® called FrogTape® Shape Tape™ and I tried it out recently.  It’s pretty cool stuff!

chevron stripes with Frogtape

This cute green table on my porch was a good candidate to try it on and I thought adding some fun chevron stripes to the top would break up all the green I have going on out there.  Green table and green walls, too much green.  With the shot of blue I’m adding around the porch, RustOleum’s Lagoon spray paint was the perfect accent for the table too.

Table before

This is a nothing fancy little table that I picked up at Scott Antiques market for $20 when I was there a few months ago. I knew then I could find a place for it on the porch and I did. It’s the perfect little side table for a lamp and it was already painted this pretty green shade.  And you know I love green!

Frogtape Shape Tape

FrogTape® Shape Tape™ is fun stuff. It now comes in 3 shapes:  chevron, scallops and waves and this is perfect for some fun accent painting on so many things.   I just saw it at Lowes, so I bet that Home Depot has it too. 

Shape Tape

I found the middle point of my table and taped my first stripe down there first. I decided to space it out and use 5 stripes total for a balanced look.  Odd numbers just look better.

Taping the Shape Tape

3 stripes in place.  The tape is very easy to use.  Just pull off the backing and start smoothing down the edges.  Use a plastic card or something flat to press the edges down.

5 stripes

Five stripes in place and now I’ll tape off the legs, since I don’t want to paint those.

covering the table

I’m just doing a fun accent on the table top and edge.

sprayed with Lagoon

After a couple of coats of RustOleum Lagoon spray paint and you can’t even tell the tape is still there. I wish I had taken pics of me ripping back the tape.  I always peel the tape while it’s still wet, that ensures that you don’t pull off bits of dried paint with the tape.  It’s  fine to rip it off while wet!  That crisp line will be there.

Tape removed

See!  I had no problem with seepage under the tape.  The Shape TapeTM gave me a clean, crisp line.

Chevron stripes with frogtape

Love that shot of blue now.

chevron stripes

After a couple of days drying time, it was back on the porch and ready to use.  I gave it at least 24 hours drying before I put anything back on the top.

Chevron striped table top

I love that little accent of blue stripes on there, bringing in a little more blue to this corner.  I’ve just got bits of blue around the porch with all the green, yellow, coral and gray and I love how colorful and happy all of it is together.

And that’s a fun and easy way to use FrogTape® Shape Tape™.  Do you have something you might want to use it on too?  It’s very fun and easy to use!  You can find it now at the home stores and I just saw it at my local Lowes.

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Disclosure: I’m a Brand Ambassador for Frogtape® and am compensated to share my projects using FrogTape®. All opinions and methods of using the product are all my own.


- Rhoda


Comments

  1. That’s cute Rhoda! Perfect little spot to try out something trendy like chevron.

  2. What a cute project! Love the blue. Great idea for us!

  3. Thanks for previewing the product. It would be nice to know when the big box stores might have it.

  4. Good Morning Rhoda…
    Love this! Your table is fun. So Frog Tape has shapes… how cool is that! I am on the look out for it. Thanks for sharing.
    ~~Nancy from OHIO

  5. Looks great Rhoda…can’t wait to use my chevron tape!! Love the color combination!

  6. The table looks great!! I love the chevron stripes. I used this same Frog Tape to make the background for a picture plaque as part of the decorations for a recent bridal shower. I loved how easily the tape pulled off and left nice crisp lines. I think my next chevron tape project is going to be a lampshade!!

  7. Thank you for bringing it to my attention about the different shapes of frog tape! I just used frog tape this past weekend when I painted my office and can’t wait to try the new shapes! Frog tape really is the best!!

  8. Fun Rhoda! Such a great idea they came up with! xo Kristin

  9. That’s awesome!! I want to see the scallop one on something :)

  10. Such a neat idea! I will be trying this on the table at my front door for sure :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Oh, I am excited about the shapes! Where do they sell that? Lowes? Home Depot? Would love to know which retailers have committed to carry to sell it before I schlepp around town. Being that it’s new, I don’t think phoning around will help b/c they probably won’t even know what I’m talking about.

  12. OMGoodness! What a great idea Frog Tape had! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  13. linda coleman says:

    That is so nice! Need to get that now.

  14. Rhoda your little table is so cute. Thanks for the step by step directions, I would love to try the scallops tape, Lowes here I come.

  15. Melesa Garrison says:

    Rhoda, Thanks for sharing such a fun project! I can’t wait to get some of this great tape…who knew??? Rhoda did!

  16. I love this. When I first began reading I thought you had the colors backward… I thought the chevron stripes should be the blue and the top green…. I was wrong and you were right! It is perfect the way you did it… the green stripes with the green legs …. perfect!!!!

  17. What an adorable little table. I love the transformation.

  18. Love it! Getting excited about using my frog tape.

  19. This was right on time. I have been dying to add the Chevron pattern to some storage boxes in my office. I was just too lazy to do it. Now I have no excuse. Can’t wait for this weekend, I know just what I’ll be doing!!

  20. Kate Horrell says:

    Wow I’m going to Lowe’s today and get me that tape. I have so many ideas going on in my head. Wonder how it would work on concrete, I have wanting to paint a rug on my patio for so long, now I have no excuses.

  21. Love your cute little accent table . That tape looks like alot of fun,

    Judy

  22. I saw this the other day in Home Depot also and I knew that we would see a post from you soon : )))) I am going to use it to make a border around chalkboard paint to make a communication center in my kitchen once we get it remodeled : )) Love the Lagoon blue color!

  23. So cute and easy! You’ve motivated me to use the FrogTape that I got in my Haven gift bag…it was the chevron pattern, too. I’m painting the back of a bookcase. Hope it turns out as cute as yours!

  24. So cute, Rhoda, and I am so impressed with the sharp lines from the tape- now on my list of must-trys!

    Best,
    Mimi

  25. What a fabulous idea, I will be checking out if it is available in New Zealand.

    Lee :)

  26. Thanks for letting us know about this great product! I have been spending WAYYYYYYY too much time trying to get my chevron stripes even…this will make it so easy! I am off to Lowe’s now to pick up some!

  27. Love it! The blue and green together is so cute! I just used my chevron Frogtape from Haven for a navy and white tray for my kitchen!

  28. I love it!! I haven’t used my Chevron from Haven yet, but I can’t wait too! I love what you did with your table! XO, Erica

  29. Found the chevron tape at Lowe’s (Home Depot in my area didn’t carry it yet)….bought the chevron and also the wavy pattern. So far, I have spray painted an outdoor pillow for my rocking chair using the chevron tape. So easy and it looks great…no seep-age with the paint! I have taped off one wall in the hall bath with the wavy tape….can’t wait to see the results! And am going to make a burlap wall hanging with the chevron pattern. Thanks again for a great product reveal!

    • Hi, Carol, thanks for letting me know! I’m glad you found it and have already put it to use. It’s great stuff, I just used it again today!

  30. Love LOVE the chevron! Awesome tip to use frog tape! I normally shy away from any painters tape, but the chevron would definitely require more guidance. Great ideas for design uses! Burlap here I come!

  31. Can you buy Shape Tape in Canada? And at what store. I have tried Walmart and a few other stores. Can you give me a website where I could buy it on-line. I am dying to find the scallop edged tape. Thanks very much ………….. Joanne B.
    Looking forward to your reply.

    • Hi, Joanne, I checked with Frogtape and you can find it online at Amazon.com. She doesn’t think the scallop tape will be available in Canada at all but hopefully later online. None of the retailers have them in Canada yet, but hopefully you can find some on Amazon to ship to Canada. Hope this helps!

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