Old signs have been a love of mine for a VERY long time.
But there are just those projects that call out for a pattern of sorts, to take them to an all new level…
I mean… how about buffalo checked toolboxes?! Or on anything you wish!
Buffalo Check is now officially a stencil, so you can get this iconic look on anything you desire!
Just wait until you allow your creative mind to wander. You will want to pattern up anything that accepts paint!
I’d also like to publicly thank my blog buddy Carlene from Organized Clutter for this idea, because it was a good one!
So! Here’s a run down on how to use this stencil, along with some additional surprises to get even more out of this stencil below…
Black and white Buffalo Checked Table
What you’ll need: (contains some Amazon affiliate links)
Object to stencil
Buffalo Check stencil (comes in 3 sizes)
Paint of choice – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement (white), Coal Black, and Fort York Red HERE
Buffalo Check is available in 3 sizes, to best suit your budget and needs.
10″ x 10″ – great for small projects
10″ x 18″ – the perfect midrange for small AND larger projects
10″ x 22″ – the very BEST for large projects, such as furniture, or pillow cases, etc.
Shown: Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement, the perfect white.
This little metal side table was already white, but needed a refresh. 2 coats of Casement worked perfectly!
Shown: Buffalo Check 10″ x 22″.
3. Stencil the design with a very dry brush, using a tapping motion.
(for best stencil results, load your brush with paint, then remove most of it off again before you begin, in order to create super crisp lines)
I love the weathered finish this one took on!
However if you prefer a smoother stencilled image, slightly dampen your brush with water then dry off before applying paint, then swirl your brush on the stencil. Make sure you walk your fingers near where you are stencilling to hold everything in place.
You can learn more about how to stencil HERE.
4. Align like minded squares to continue the pattern.
Tip: Make sure your paint is dry to the touch on the back of the stencil AND your table top before continuing.
Being a total woodaholic, I just couldn’t wait to try the pattern on this wooden tote. Oh my goodness…
For this method, the brush was dampened before adding paint, then swirled on, creating a more transparent look.
This iconic look turns out so well, and couldn’t be simpler to create!
1. Coat out your piece in your fav red.
Shown: Fusion Mineral Paint’s Fort York Red
2. After red is dry, apply the Buffalo Check stencil using black paint.
Isn’t the outcome outstanding?!
Fringe is a clever little add-on, that offers a fringe styled edge to Buffalo Check.
Think table runner, or table cloth. No need to stencil an entire coffee table top, create a runner effect instead!
Learn how to work with Fringe HERE
Buffalo Check and Plaid Shirt Bench Mix and Match!
Plaid Shirt (a 2 piece plaid stencil kit) was designed to mix and match with Buffalo Check, so you could achieve even more plaid like designs!
Learn how to work with Plaid Shirt and also make this bench HERE
Spying anything in your home you could enhance with these looks?
Find Buffalo Check plus all the stencils HERE
Tutorial with Plaid Shirt HERE
Tutorial with Fringe HERE