Add checkerboard accent wall tutorial

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Hi, Happy Monday!!! I’ve been working on this post for a while, but life kept getting in the way – but since plaid is so trendy right now, I’m sharing how to add this large checkered accent wall I wanted to! It’s very doable and all you need is a few essential tools!

Things necessary:

laser level – I don’t think this is necessary, but it made this project much easier.

normal level

ruler – I prefer these wooden ones

A lot of blue tape!

brush and roller

1 | | 2 | | 3 | | Four | | Five | | 6 | | 7

Getting started:

First, I measured the wall perfectly and divided the square into the width I needed.I chose a 14 X 14 inch square. Next you need to tape the squares. I taped it horizontally first, then moved it vertically. I needed the TAPE SIZE to be a perfect square size to tape things, so I taped rows 1, 3, and 5 first. Make it the correct size and add the size of the tape to the width of the line. 2 and 4. Start by painting every other row, but cover some of the squares with tape between the rows. After painting every other line, go back and start moving the tape. Below is an example of my wall after I finished painting rows 1, 3, and 5 and was ready to paint rows 2 and 4.

When the paint is completely dry, peel it off and connect the corners of the painted squares. Basically, re-tape the outline of the new square you want to paint. It sounds very confusing, but being on the project, it makes a lot of sense. Below is an image of what I mean. The accent color is painted between the newly painted squares.

I decided to add this accent color because I felt it needed an extra dimension. @saraheartmann tutorial, loved the lavender mixed with the second color. Hope this explains. If you have any further questions, please comment below.


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