Monday, January 2, 2012

How to Paint a Plaid Wall

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Dutch Boy Paint sent me some paint and asked me to review it on my blog (review here). 
I was inspired by this piece of flannel and I thought a yellow plaid wall would look awesome in my craft room.


 Step 1:  Paint the base coat on your wall. I used the golden sunny yellow of  Dutch Boy's Flickering Flame.
 Step 2: Tape off your horizontal lines.  I used a metal ruler and a water soluble marker to mark the lines and then rolled out the tape. (I forgot to take into consideration the width of the tape, so I ended up with rectangles more than squares).


Step 3:  Tape off your vertical stripes.
Step 4:  Mix 4 parts glaze and 1 part paint accent paint (you don't need a lot-I used 1/2 cup paint and 2 cups of glaze).
Step 5:  Apply the glaze mixture to the vertically stripes
Step 6:  With an old towel, blot off some of the glaze.
Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 to the horizontal stripes.


Hopefully that makes sense. The idea is that the squares that get the glaze twice will be twice as dark.

I am thrilled with how it turned out. I painted the base coat a few weeks ago, and was worried that the plaid would take all day, but it only took me about 2 hours.

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23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love that creamy yellow and the plaid turned out great. Did you just do one wall? Even with your easy steps, it still looks challenging to me!

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  2. I only did one wall-the room serves many purposes and so it's already pretty crowded to I decided to just do one wall.

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  3. That is a LOT of work! Turned out great!

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  4. Looks great - we just painted stripes in a bathroom - plaid still looks a little adventurous to me - we're just beginning to step of the paint the whole room one solid color phase

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  5. Wow - that looks great! I hadn't thought of doing a plaid wall before. You made it look easy.

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  6. Great Idea! I've wanted to do that before but I had no idea how. Thanks.

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  7. OMG! This is amazing! I love how you were able to achieve the "woven" effect just like fabric. Very cool.

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  8. WOW. That came out amazing. I'm super impressed. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  9. A plaid wall? Who knew! This is great and so unique!

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  10. I love this...I always love playing with paint and now I can try something new...thanks for sharing.

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  11. Sooo cute, I may need to find a wall and try this!

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  12. This turned out amazing. What a fun accent wall. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.
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  13. Your wall turned out great!! I love it.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  14. My gracious, this is adorable!

    WELL DONE! I can't believe you finished all the stripes in only 2 hours!

    Thanks SO much for linking up your awesome posts @ Feature Friday Free-for-All!

    P.S. I'm your newest follower and would be so honored if you'd follow my blogging journey as well (if you don't already! : )).

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

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  15. Oops! Sorry about the repeat P.S. on my other comment. ; )

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  16. Cool! Thanks for sharing- it looks like a lot of work but worth it! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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