I painted the boards in a grey and white chevron and mounted the navy frames to the boards and attached some clips so I can change out snapshots whenever I want.
First step, cut your wood to size. I wanted mine a few inches bigger that my frames all the way around so just measure accordingly.
Next I painted the boards white.
This picture is a little hard to see the lines but once paint is dry I measured out the board and drew a line with pencil down the center horizontally and the one vertically. Then I cut the squares in half again by drawing another evenly spaced line vertically through both sections. I kind of depends how tight you want your chevron to be.
Taping can be a little tricky, you just want to make sure all of your points match up and intersect at each of the points on your squares and I used exact o knife to make sure all of the points were exact.
I painted a kind of sloppy coat of grey paint on, I just used a cheapie chip brush on this because I wanted it to be a little distressed looking.
Peel off your tape and Voila! Beautiful chevron background for free!! Next I mounted the frames directly to the wood using liquid nails and just set a bunch of heavy books on top overnight.
My kids loft is ever changing and will change again but for now I like this new addition!! :)