Project by: Kelly
Location: Athens, GA
I recently became obsessed with this wallpaper pattern called "Cuben" made by Flavor Paper. I saw a photo online of how someone had used it in a kitchen. Unfortunately the wallpaper is a little out of my budget so I decided to attempt to recreate it in my own kitchen with paint.
I measured my walls and plotted out the design on graph paper. I used a yard stick and a level to get all the lines penciled onto the wall. (The wall area is about 40 sq. ft). I bought the 6 primary and secondary colors in tester sizes at Home Depot for about $3 each and 2 rolls of painters tape. I also purchased a couple pints of "mistake paint" from the discount shelf (for $2 each!) and used some leftover house paint from other rooms to mix all the colors I needed.
I taped off staggered sections of the wall, painted, let it dry and then taped off adjacent shapes the next day. I spent a few hours a day over 7 days to get it all painted. I'm thrilled with the results! The whole thing cost me only around $50 in paint and tape!
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