My nesting is starting to rear its ugly head as I realize that all the home decor renovations we have been holding off now have more of a deadline before baby comes. There are some items I would love to have in place before our November 3rd due date and while I was feeling antsy yesterday I took it upon myself to do a little DIY home decor to suffice until we get the big renovations started!
I am a sucker for white buffalo plaid, I just can’t get enough. There is a mat in front of the sink, a runner on the table and now a platter/charger on our coffee table. Now that I have worked out the kinks I can buffalo check everything under the sun! So I thought I would share how I created the pattern on the platter with you too!
Dollar Store DIY: Buffalo Plaid Charger
What You’ll Need:
This DIY was perfect for grabbing things I had lying around my craft room. I have had this charger/platter (whatever you prefer to call it) for quite some time and purchased it at the dollar store. Then you’ll need:
- Paint brushes
- Black Paint
- White Paint
- Dark Grey Paint
- Light Grey Paint
- Gloss Spray
Paint your platter white and let dry. Mine took a couple coats, you may see at the end that I did have some peeling paint so you may also want to sand down your platter to have the paint adhere better!
Step Two & Three:
For a blogger fail (or call it pregnancy brain) I forgot to show the exact steps to this so hopefully this makes sense! Create stripes with your painters tape like above and paint the remaining why stripes with the LIGHT grey.
Once this has dried remove your painters tape. Reapply tape in opposite direction creating stripes and paint them with the DARK grey. Do NOT remove the painters tape this time once dry.
With the dark grey stripes and paint still remaining apply painters tape on top of them in the original direction you used for the light grey paint. This will create squares in between the tape that you will then paint black. Once all paint is dried, carefully remove both layers of tape.
I applied a top coat of gloss spray to keep the pattern fresh once all tape was removed. As you can see my lines are a little rough and some paint got lifted. I admit I need some practice. HOWEVER, I kind of love the distressed vibe it brings! It is definitely a unique and homemade platter but after a few more attempts I will master buffalo check-ing everything in sight!
Design away! I put my platter as the centerpiece of my coffee table with a couple candles and a faux plant for summer time. In my personally obsessed opinion, white buffalo plaid is the perfect pattern to transition to ALL seasons. So stay tuned for how I style this little beauty come fall!