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22 Jan 2014

DIY Geometric Heart

Wow, it's been crazy around here planning out three kitchen layouts including a new kitchen for us!  We're meeting with the kitchen cabinet builder today to go over details, but I'm still trying to decide if going custom is really worth it.  Once we have our plans a little more concrete, I'll be sure to fill you in on all the details.  For now I have a little Valentines Day DIY.

I made a geometric heart for our chalkboard wall from wallpaper and card stock triangles.  The black and white triangles are cut from the Marimekko ruutukaava wallpaper sample which you may remember from my front entry mood board and from my workspace where I framed it to cover the outlet in the wall.  I actually got the inspiration for this project when I was checking out the wrapping paper section at Target and they had a geometric heart on one of their gift bags.  It really seems like geometric hearts are everywhere lately including our kitchen now. :)

I chose to use a few of the colours that are popping up in our home lately: black and white with some gold and blush/rose pink.  I really like this combination right now along with a little grey, of course.  This heart would also look really great framed and up on a mantel, shelf or wall.  The heart I made is about 10" wide and tall.  

To make the heart you'll need to cut 2.5" squares from card stock which you will then cut in half on the diagonal to create the triangles.  I cut 3 squares(6 triangles) of the gold and black and white card stock and 4 squares(8 triangles) of the pink card stock.  I then taped the triangles on the wall using paint safe masking tape.

I love how this little project turned out and you may recognize a couple of the other decorations on my chalkboard wall as well: the calendar printable and the gold circle garland from Christmas.  Ahh!  We still haven't switched out that light switch to black even though all the parts are just sitting in our garage.  Maybe one of these days. :)


  1. LOVE it and love the colors/patterns!

  2. Oh, how beautiful!
    The colors, the pattern on the triangles and the pattern of the heart… all!

    Love, Midsommarflicka

  3. How lovely and chic!
    - Anjana.

  4. Super cool...love the mix of patterns and how graphic it is! :)

  5. very nice! I like the French, too--adding yet another language into your house ;)

  6. i don't ever decorate for valentines, but THIS i could do! lovely pattern combination.

  7. Beautiful, Anu! I love the paper combo you used. Very cute.

  8. That's so cute. I love the patterns and combination.

  9. Its gorgeous and a great way to use your leftover wallpaper!
    I'm looking forward to hearing more about your kitchen reno .. I think custom is worth it if you have a small awkward space and flat packs aren't going to give you what you need.

  10. Very cute! Such a unique and modern element for Valentine's Day.

  11. Beautiful! I love the color combination and the geometrical aspect!

  12. I love this project and is perfect to surprise in Valentine's Day ;)

  13. That is such a sweet project Anu! It looks really great on your chalk board :)

  14. This is gorgeous! I love the metallic gold with the black and white! So simple to make but so creative and brilliant!

  15. I love the geometric heart using the colors you choose, simply beautiful. Please be sure to link up at our link party!



  16. Wow, this is beautiful! I would love it if you linked it up to The Makers, http://upcycledtreasures.com/2014/01/the-makers-link-party-2/

    Hope to see you there!
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  17. Love this, Anu! I agree the geometric hearts are all over the place lately. But yours is definitely one of my favorites.

  18. I have to say this heart is super gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! I'll be pinning this one and following your blog!

    1. Thanks so much for the pin and for following along!

  19. I am featuring this gorgeous geometric heart project tomorrow at our link it or lump it party! Thank you for sharing and be sure to grab a feature button.


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