Lots of chevron and impromptu haikus

Chevron is a pretty popular pattern, but don’t call it trendy! It’s been around for a looong time. Credible sources pinpoint its rise to popularity to 13th century Italy. (Credible sources include me and the 40 seconds of google research I just did).

So if you love chevron so hard, sit back and enjoy! If not, you can still use these ideas as inspiration to display your own favorite pattern, whether it’s plaid, polka-dots, houndstooth, argyle, ogee, paisley, or camouflage.

And speaking of patterns, I thought I’d introduce these projects with my favorite one of all: 5-7-5. Yes, the patron saint of patternry in poetry, the haiku. Here we go.

Simple table by

DeDe at Designed Decor.

zigs left, and zags right.

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Amber adds gold feet

and A Little Bit of Zazz,

old chair gets funky.

blackwhite_chair_makeover_b

blackwhite_chair_makeover

Sad piano bench

now Nicer Than New

Play on Joan, play on.

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Passed-down set of chairs

Robin has chevronified.

One down, nine to go.

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

 

Smart Girls DIY,

bet this called for heavy math.

Liz ain’t no dummy.

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

Check out these drastically different makeovers, with one thing in common: Chevrons! At betterafter.net

And, since I’m in a contest kind of mood lately, let’s have a haiku contest RIGHT NOW!

Leave a comment in the form of a haiku and the best one shall win $10 giftcard to, I don’t know, Target or whatever you want. Fun!


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Comments

  1. KRISTINA says:

    STRIPES MY FAVORITE
    LONG GONE ARE THE FLOWERS
    BRING ON THE CHEVRON!

  2. Katie B. says:

    Slow Friday creeps on.
    To the web! Anything new?
    Better After! Score!

  3. Not a chevron fan
    Reminds me of the circus
    Sorry, sis-in-law

    Really, I think chevron is cute in small doses, but my brother and sister-in-law’s house is totally CHEVRONIFIED…like, every room. #whatevermakesyouhappy

  4. Chevron is tricky
    Do not want to sound cheeky
    Too much math for me

  5. If I win today
    I will spend it at “Tarjay”
    Hello Merona

  6. Befores look woeful
    Hope’s restored with Chevron Joy
    They’re Better After

  7. My kids have strep throat:
    Mama needs a shopping trip!
    Barnes and Noble, please!

  8. is chevronified
    in the dictionary yet?
    it should be, i say.

  9. Only you would think
    Of this brilliant method
    For getting comments

    Lindsey, you are hilarious and a blogging genius!!!!!

  10. I am bored at work
    Better After makes me laugh
    time passes faster:)

  11. Chevron, not for me
    Appreciate the effort though
    Better After is!

  12. Christina says:

    Chevron is so hot
    But don’t call it trendy, man
    It’s older than us.

    Its lame, but fun to come up with!

  13. that bedframe is rad
    Do people say rad these days?
    I guess I’m people.

    I should stop now, and
    Just say that Chevron is neat
    (I can’t do it though)

    Continuously
    Writing haiku’s makes you think
    Syllabically

  14. Chevron

    Showcase ups and downs
    A wall, a chair, a table
    Metaphor of life

  15. Katherine says:

    Lindsey is awesome
    Her blog always entertains
    I love reading it

  16. a zig and a zag
    all those lines make me dizzy
    chevy in the hiz (zy)!

  17. It might be trendy
    But I’ve always liked chevron
    It sounds like my name

  18. Not a fan of Chevrons
    Yet done in soft grey and white
    They’re hard to resist

  19. Life is full of ups and downs
    how about a little reminder on the wall
    in the form of chevron??

  20. Wowza powza bam
    Pattern paint and genius
    Think I’ll try it now

  21. Painted chevrons once–
    Or at least attempted to.
    I fail at zig-zags.

  22. Didn’t think I liked
    ziggy-zaggy stripes, but those
    on the bench are rad.

  23. Chevron could make me weak.
    But!
    It reminds me of A Halloween Pumpkins Teeth.

    JaG 🙂

  24. Not even going to attempt it! Just had to say this gave me a great laugh! I love the one about “Tarjay”

  25. Mandi G. says:

    Chevron and gray boo
    Your appearance speaks to me
    I heart this haiku

  26. Chevrons everywhere
    Pattern overload have I
    Uniqueness is gone

    It’s not that I hate chevrons (I mean hey the military uses them for their enlisted rank distinction!) but there are just some things that really might look better without the ubiquitous chevron. 🙁 Let’s introduce something new, shall we? 🙂

  27. Lindsey you are fun
    You make us think to compete
    Starbucks is my gold

  28. lindsey you are too
    stinking funny sometimes that
    i must buy depends.

  29. I’m expecting twins!
    Many projects in my head.
    No energies t’spare.

  30. I love your website
    I love it with all my might
    And that is a lot

  31. Love the stuff you’ve refinished! Please check my blog out, we have similar taste 🙂

  32. We love our new house
    We moved plumb across Texas
    Still remodeling

  33. Chevrons may be old,
    But like them, I never shall.
    Polka dots are best.

  34. First this way, then that
    Chevron should use MapQuest app
    for shortest distance.

    (hee hee hee)

  35. Got played by Joan’s bench
    Amber kicks me with gold feet
    Smart Girls paint steals hearts

  36. Alexa Conner says:

    Chevron is ugly,
    But Better After’s awesome!
    Forever a fan!

  37. Heather k Miller says:

    Baby is awake
    Tis the middle of the night
    Chevrons soothing ME

  38. Face worn and dated
    Great bones cannot be hidden
    Granted one more life

  39. I stink at Haiku,
    But I love me some chevron.
    Thanks for the feature!

  40. My vote is for chrissybozz because Lindsey you are definitely hysterical!

  41. I wasn’t going
    To write a haiku today
    But it has begun.

    When my favorite daily email popped up yesterday, I knew I *had* to read all the comments, but only after people had submitted theirs. Thanks for the daily dose of poetry. Maybe you should encourage limerick writing next time? 🙂

    Haikus can be fun
    But like chevron, overdone.
    Limericks up next?

  42. To chevron or not
    Trendiness reigns supreme but
    Ugliness remains

  43. Ok, I would like to contribute to this Chevron Poetry Slam,
    But I do not feel like conforming to the simple Haiku guidelines. Instead, I submit a pseudo-villanelle to this contest. (It follows an ABC rhyming scheme, rather than ABA as the classic villanelle does.)

    Do not put Chevron on that Furniture

    Do not put chevron on that furniture.
    I wish this trend would simply go away.
    Resist, resist, the trendy jagged stripes.

    Your antique couch will lose its signature,
    The classic styles will never be passe.
    Do not put chevron on that furniture.

    You want to make me barf without the hype?
    You might as well redo in faberge.
    Resist, resist, the trendy jagged stripes.

    The parents renovating rooms for sure,
    Will choose some colors soft for child’s play,
    Do not put chevron on that furniture.

    If trends you like then build with steampunk pipes,
    The old and new can have another day.
    Resist, resist, the trendy jagged stripes.

    Refinishing can be an adventure,
    For Better After there’s another way.
    Do not put chevron on that furniture.
    Resist, resist, the trendy jagged stripes.

  44. It’s nice that you talk about a bit of this pattern’s origins! 🙂

    I think it works very well in different objcts ans spaces!

    xx

    Sofia
    http://framesandhighheels.blogspot.pt/

  45. Heidi and Chrissybozz made me laugh for sure! But wowzers at Karl…Villanelle for the win! 🙂

  46. Beautiful designs
    I love the order and stripes
    Easy modern twist

  47. Kathleen says:

    Hail, Google research.
    Rock on, Wikipedia.
    You make us feel smart.

  48. KathieSimmons says:

    Never do I win
    Especially now that Karl
    Brought the Villanelle.

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