Painting a Diamond Pattern

I am going to show you how I paint a diamond pattern.

I am using part of a shipping crate.

I like this saying and this is a good piece to put it on.
let the paint dry
Now for the Diamonds!
1 – Measure the height then divide that number by how many diamonds you want.
 example: 22 inches high divided by 2 diamonds = 11 inches
2 – Measure the width then divide that number by how many diamonds you want.
example: 28 inches wide divided by 2 diamonds = 14 inches
3 – Find the center and mark it with pencil.
(I am using dots of white paint)

Divide your diamond numbers in half and measure & mark with a pencil and level or T square – making sort of a grid. Measure out your diamond from the center first and tape it off. I like the diamonds to end on a half diamond. Like this…

See the white diamonds?
I tape one diamond at a time by connecting dot to dot and paint.
This works great for a painted wood floor rug, too.

Once the paint is pretty dry – pull off the vinyl words.

This saying is for my family because they always complain about Mondays.

It sits in the window in my office right now but I am moving it up to the hallway by the bedrooms.

I have been wanting to paint something on this crate lid for a while now.

I am happy with it. Homemade art around the house is fun and personal.

Have a GOOD Monday…and everyday!

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It's Just Me
January 14, 2013 6:45 pm

Holly, I LOVE your sign (I hate Mondays too). Thanks for the painting trick ; )Hugs ~Deanna

NanaDiana
January 14, 2013 9:46 pm

That turned out really cute. I don't even want to remember the first time I tried to paint diamonds….NOT pretty. I love the sign- xo Diana

Kelly
January 15, 2013 1:49 am

That turned out so cute! It's nice to be reminded to appreciate every day too.

Cynthia
January 15, 2013 4:22 pm

Great sign and thanks for the tips. I am not a lover of Monday either.Cynthia

ImSoVintage
January 15, 2013 6:31 pm

I love this, Holly. Thanks so much for sharing how you created it.Hugs,Laura

Bella
January 15, 2013 9:55 pm

Great tutorial! Painting patterns kinda scares me…but this is something I can probably do 🙂

Linda@Coastal Charm
January 17, 2013 4:03 am

Holly, This is a very cute look you have created.Blessings,Linda

Pendra
January 19, 2013 7:16 pm

So cute! I just love black and white diamonds, my kitchen floor was like that in my last house and I just LOVED it! It was very creative the way you did the words, and your sign is a good reminder…everyday!!!Hugs,Pendra

Deborah@Green Willow Pond
January 22, 2013 2:36 pm

I too love diamonds or harlequin patterns. Your art turned out beautiful. I love the rustic charm.

Katarina
January 23, 2013 4:39 pm

Great idea! 🙂