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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