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How to Paint a Buffalo Check Accent Wall

I am so excited to share my version of a Buffalo check patterned accent wall with you that I can’t even wait for the entire nursery installation.

The nursery design is by Katy Mimari, owner of Caden Lane and Nursery Couture, and will be revealed soon…but for now….I will share with you my wall! To be honest though….this wall is so versatile! I can see it as an accent wall in a bathroom, office, library or sitting room! I would love to do a black/white/gray version…..OR even better….a hot pink/coral/white version for a little girls room!!!

You will need to paint your entire wall a base color. I then began in the top left corner with a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock scrapbook paper (because we wanted the squares to be 12″ each….you can make them any size you want). I traced the square…and then moved it to the right along the ceiling line marking 12″ with it. I then moved down the left wall edge and marked 12″ with it again.

Then paint the horizontal lines and paint and tape the vertical lines. Again, my blog will have some tips on how NOT TO RUIN your paint when doing these steps. I also have some ideas for using a 4th color to add depth.

It's lovely! I will be sending followers & fans photos of the FINAL Nursery. I just couldn't wait and had to show you this lovely plaid accent wall NOW! Please sign up for my weekly blog for MORE creative accent walls, nursery decor and DIY painting tips.

Materials used for this project:

  • Paint
  • Tape
  • Laser level
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  • My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
    My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies Saint Louis, MO
    on Feb 3, 2017

    Love this! Great job!

    • Tracey bellion
      Tracey bellion San Antonio, TX
      on Feb 3, 2017

      Thank you! I can't wait to share the entire room when finished!

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Feb 3, 2017

    Great look. Love the idea of using card stock as a template. Great tip. Better than fiddling with a rule.

    • Tracey bellion
      Tracey bellion San Antonio, TX
      on Feb 3, 2017

      Thank you! That one single piece of cardsock was a game changer!

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on Feb 3, 2017

    This is amazing!!

  • GlassFam5
    on Feb 11, 2017


  • L.shannon
    on Feb 11, 2017

    Love this!! You did a beautiful job. Going to follow your blog bec I'd love to learn easy ways to do walls- hoping some techniques are more basic... for beginners??

    • Tracey bellion
      Tracey bellion San Antonio, TX
      on Feb 13, 2017

      Thank you! I will certainly post more walls for you!

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