How to Paint  a Gingham Pattern on  the Wall

By, Jill Rinner

Do you love gingham? And have you been looking for a gingham pattern wallpaper but just can't find the color and size you want?

Well, look no further. It's time to paint your own!

Budget Friendly Project

All you need is paint, a few levels in different lengths, and a pencil and you will be ready in no time!

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Choose 3 shades of a color:

The colors don't even need to be on the same color chip. Choose a light shade, a medium shade, and a darker shade. 

After a few quick measurements:

Draw your lines directly on the wall using a pencil. You will be drawing a simple grid pattern.

Begin with the lightest shade:

I painted mine freehand, but you could tape it off if you want to. Only the top and bottom horizontal lines needs to be straight. Paint every other square, skip a row, and repeat.

Paint the medium shade next:

The vertical lines need to be straight. These get painted on the rows you didn't paint before.

The darkest shade gets painted last:

All sides of the darkest shade need to be straight, as it finishes the pattern.

You can see how quickly it comes together:

3 shades of one color come together to create the gingham pattern.

The best part:

If you ever get sick of it, you can just paint right over it!

In our last house laundry:

I love it in the navy blue. Choose any color! Make it YOU!

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