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DIY-Buffalo Check Wall

There’s nothing like welcoming Fall with a little plaid! Buffalo Check to be exact.


I have been swooning over buffalo check walls for over a year now. My laundry room needed a pop of pattern so off to Pinterest I went. After seeing a few tutorials on how to paint the pattern I knew this wasn't going to be an easy task. If you know me, I don’t have a lot of time and I’m all about easy projects. Another worry about painting was I didn’t want to do anything too permanent quite yet. It wasn’t until a few days ago while wandering the paper isle in Joannes I came across this paper pack! It had all the colors that the tutorials I read said you would need for paint. Hmmmm my brain started churning and I wondered if I could somehow skip all the taping off, paint,let dry, tape, paint, let dry! I wasn't sure, but I threw one pack in my cart anyway.

 

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Make sure your colors are in the same color family. You will need a dark, medium, light of one color and a white. My walls were already white so I only needed black and two shades of grey. Another step skipped, Yes!


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For my wall I used Black, Dark grey, light grey. There was one color left, the lightest grey.

If your walls aren't white you will need white as well.

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Joanne’s

$4.99

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Measure & cut

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For my wall that measured 3 1/2 feet tall and 5 feet wide I did 8x8 squares. My plan was to cover the whole wall, but since I only grabbed one pack of paper and didn’t want to drive an hour to get another one I decided to go up as far as I could. The joys of living in a small town. So grab more if your doing a big wall!

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Tape

all 4 corners.

Make sure you tape all corners so that your paper lays flat against the wall. I started with the bottom left corner and did a pattern of LIGHT GRAY-BLACK-LIGHT GRAY-BLACK. After that row was done I started on the second row using the other Color pattern.  WHITE-DARK GRAY-WHITE-DARK GRAY. You might have to trim the paper depending on your wall. I had only a few cuts on mine. Alternate pattern!

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TIPS:

-Save your scraps when cutting. They might fit at the end of the wall.

-Place your papers as close together and as straight as possible.

-If your doing a big wall try to find 12x12 squares. No cutting and it will cover more area.

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Up close it is not perfect, but it is pretty good for paper!

Who wants perfect anyway?

What a perfect solution for renters, dorm rooms, or a small budget! This would be so cute above a mantle or any accent wall. If you do this project please tag me on Instagram of Facebook! I would love to see!