I got the idea a couple months ago that the transition wall between our hallway and our kitchen needed to be painted some sorta way. I toyed with the idea of a chalkboard wall, a thick striped wall, a wallpapered wall… The wallpapered wall was what I decided to run with. I was looking at Target’s website because I knew that they had removable wallpaper. I found a black and white buffalo check print and knew that was what I needed!
I’d committed to that idea for a few weeks, but I kept putting off actually ordering the wallpaper. At some point, I came across a ‘How to Paint Buffalo Check” on Pinterest. I checked my left over pint supply and saw that I had all the colors I needed to paint the buffalo check instead of buying the wallpaper.
Here is how I did it:
I picked 4 colors:
•medium gray (this was the original color of the wall)
I used a 4′ level to pencil draw a vertical line from the top to bottom of the the wall and then used 2 side by side pieces of 1.5” Frog Tape to create my lines.
For the vertical lines, you want to use white and your medium shade.
I pulled the tape and let my stripes dry.
Then I added tape horizontally. I still used two strips, but I just eyeballed the placement. I didn’t draw out the lines this time.
this is where I started getting excited for what was coming, because I could see how it was going to look!
I painted all of the visible white squares with the light color. I didn’t worry about being super neat with it because I planned on making the lines clean again when I painted the black squares.
To do that, I covered the light grey that I’d just painted with tape(after it had dried, of course).
Then I painted all of the medium grey with black paint.
When I pulled off the tape, I was left with this:
Here is the original tutorial that I referenced.