Sunday, April 24, 2011

What's a Chevron?

So sometimes I feel like I'm giving myself a crash course in home decor trends and furniture restyling via the blogosphere. I wish I could say that I knew anything about any of this before now, but I'd be a big, fat liar. I read blogs, stroke my chin and say things like, "Ah yes, that's a lovely damask pattern on her valances." Then, I snap out of my trance and wonder where I am.

I've collected quite a long list of home/decor/furniture painting/glazing/crafts/vintage stuff/everything in between blogs on my Safari toolbar. So many that I've started organizing them into folders. This is how I learned the term, "Chevron." Chevron, to me, is a gas station. I'm still trying to figure out what the gas station across from my grandmother's house has to do with fabric patterns. I'm sure, someday, via the Inter-web-net Information Highway, all will be revealed. In the mean time, I'm jumping on the "OMG CHEVRON IS WAY CUTE" bandwagon.

For those who still have no idea what I'm talking about... Chevron, is a fancy way of saying "zig zag." Whenever a simple idea is replaced with an SAT-style word, it reminds me of my Film Theory classes in college. I was a total film geek, but not a film theory geek. Film Theory kids say things like, "I believe the red lighting of the fern alluded to the protagonist, who was a self-loathing misanthrope representing an anthropomorphic realization of the true nature of humanity, much like an Afro-Japanese electro-jazz song," rather than saying, "I really liked Mariah Carey in Glitter." When they would start throwing out words they could neither spell nor define, I would have minor rage blackouts and stare at them with disgust. Thus, my changed major.

I was beginning to see how adorable Chevron patterns were being used on curtains, throw pillows and rugs... until the heavens opened up... and a light shone down upon:

This beautiful hunk of burning love from Twice Lovely.

Be still, my heart. Look, I'm a practical kind of girl. I'm not sure I believe in love at first sight.... but I adore this dresser. Something about the colors, the pattern, whatever.... I'm in love. If I had the means and time, I would drive to Phoenix and buy this from her. Because I have a job, and I'm pretty sure this wouldn't fit in my sweet Corolla, I decided to make something of my own.

Tomorrow, or possible the day after, I will reveal my own Chevron adventure, inspired by Twice Lovely.





Jessie said...

I never would have known this tid-bit of decorating terminology had it not been for your post. I am glad I am not the only one one the world who is not fully educated in all things "crafting."


Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

I'm so glad you were inspired to give your own version a try! That's what our blog is all about. :) Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Kristen said...

Ok, I'm in love with it too! OMGoodness it's gorgeous!! I would love to see pics of your version. So exciting!!! :)

Angela said...

Sweet! I am following you from the Friday Link up on Blog Frog, sorry it has taken me a few days to get here. :) Hope you have a great week! Angela

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love Ann Marie's style, because I love to step outside the box as well. Thanks for visiting my blog and joining me on my journey. I'm following you as well. Your blog is a riot.

Joy Page Manuel said...

too funny!....Loved your description of that film theory geek, haha! true indeed :-))