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How to use Chevron Tape and Stencils-Nautical Theme Furniture

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Today is the day for the Sailboat Inspired Nautical Themed Pub Table tutorial!

I achieved the look with chevron tape and stencils.

I can’t freehand anything…not even a stick figure.

how to use chevron tape and stencils for a nautical theme Petticoat Junktion

I love the crisp red, white, and blue colors.


reclaimed table top and table base Petticoat Junktion

The pub table started out like this.

I purchased both pieces at My Favorite Junk Shop.

The purchases were months apart.

I found the table top first and knew I would eventually find a base for it…and I did!


Making a table from reclaimed pieces Petticoat Junktion

The JTS put the pieces together for me.

This is one time we didn’t have to do a lot of cutting or adjusting.

I only needed to cut off some dowel pins on the bottom side of the table top…easy.


furniture makeover before photos Petticoat Junktion

The two bar stools came from my kitchen.

The stools I bought to go with the table had rectangular seats and didn’t look good with the table.

Frog Tape Shape Tape for a paint project Petticoat Junktion

Aah, the secret to the chevron stripes….Frog Tape Shape Tape.

{this is not a sponsored post…all products were purchased by me}

My first project with shape tape was a fun little outdoor table.


Chevron Frog Tape Shape Tape project Petticoat Junktion

I painted the table and stools with off-white Reclaim paint.

I let it dry over night.

Then I tried a little of the red on the edge of the table to see if it was the right color.

I had two partial bottles of acrylic paint and I mixed them together.

I thought the red was just right.

I started the chevron stripes with red and I centered the first strip of tape between the scalloped edges of the table top that were centered between the two front legs of the table.

Probably hard to understand.

The table has small scalloped edges and you can’t just start a pattern willy-nilly….

although I have been known to do that….

that’s why I know not to do that now!

I measured the distance between each piece of tape by using the width of the tape itself.


using Frog Tape Shape Tape Petticoat Junktion

This is how it looked after the red paint.

I only let the paint set for about 10 minutes before pulling the tape off of the table.

Always remove painters tape before the paint dries…..another tip learned the hard way.

chevron design Frog Tape Shape Tape Petticoat Junktion project



stencils for nautical theme furniture Petticoat Junktion

Sailboats up next.

I used this stencil from Hobby Lobby.

Now you guys probably noticed how nice and even and straight and perfect those chevron red stripes were ….right?

I didn’t want to mess them up and have to start all over so I stenciled several sailboats on paper and cut them out.


travel theme furniture project Petticoat Junktion

Then I laid them out on the table.

See, I was going to stencil 3 sailboats only.

But when I laid out the sailboats I could see that wasn’t going to work.

This is why I have to plan ahead.

So I stenciled more boats and cut them out and decided on 5 placed like this.

I then used the stencil and the Valspar paint sample in Pacific Pleasure that I used on the American flag wall décor.

I really like this blue color.

Stenciling is easy.

It took about 10 minutes to stencil the boats on the table.


painting bar stools using Chevron design Petticoat Junktion

Next I worked on the stools.

You can see at first I didn’t carry the stripe around to the bottom of the seat.

That didn’t look very good so I went back and extended the stripe over the edge.


red white and blue nautical themed furniture Petticoat Junktion

I also wanted a different look for the stools so I used some of the other designs from the stencil.

nautical themed pub table sailboat inspired Petticoat Juntkion

This project took a little planning…usually I just fly by the seat of my pants.

saiboat inspired nautical pub table Petticoat Junktion

I really like the table and stools.

Chevron Frog Tape Shape Tape and Stencils Project Nautical Themed Furniture Petticoat Junktion

They make me smile Smile

If you have any questions about this project please leave a comment below and I will try to get them answered within a few days.

Thanks for stopping by, Kathy

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8 Responses

  1. chris aka monkey says:

    they make me smile also kathy xx

  2. JaneEllen says:

    Now I want to find a table/have stools to do this. Will get the shape tape to try it. You did a wonderful job on table and stools, love it so much.
    Pretty handy stencil to use. Saw it Saturday at HL and didn’t buy it, duh. What was I thinking? The little boats are really cute and of course appropriate to the idea of table/stools. I need to get some of that Pacific Pleasures at Lowe’s. I love those Valspar samples, especially when they’re $1.
    Great work as always. You did a great job placing the tape for stripes, I noticed the table had scalloped edges.
    Glad to see you have a good helper. Mine is too when he’s in mood to be.
    Right now my hubs is involved in 5 chickens and modifying their coop quarters. A neighbor of our daughter is moving, can’t take their chickens so we got them, $400 coop, feeding/watering dishes. Hubs informed me one of them at least is acting like she’s ready to lay eggs. He was born/raised on farm in OK so is all about the chickens. Good for him to have something to really put his attentions to, could I become jealous of chickens? lol. Have great week, love your blog.

  3. Pamela says:

    I’m diggin’ it girl! I love it!

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  5. Carol Cook says:

    What a fun makeover on those pieces. Of course, anything red excites me!

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  7. Lisa Humphries says:

    Just found you the other day!!!! Loved this project and want to try it myself. I’ve never been to a Hobby Lobbby store but hear we will soon be getting one in nearby Savannah, Ga. I’ve just started “piddling” with furniture and often find myself, as you say, “flying by the seat of my pants”, but I guess that’s how we learn, right?
    So glad to know that your husband is doing great! They’ve come an awfully long way with bypass surgeries! Will continue to follow you and the FRS! Thanks for your site!

    Lisa from Beaufort, SC.

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