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Hexagon Wall Treatment

I’ll let you in on a little secret...hexagon is going to be a huge trend this year wether it’s the shape of a light fixture or the pattern of fabric, it’s gonna be hot!
I have a wall in my office that really needs to be updated so I thought I would jump on this trend. I saw this idea on Vintage Revivals and decided to give it a try!
Time: 5 Days Cost: $40 Difficulty: Advanced
This is my wall before - boring but perfect for a makeover.
I started by painting the wall a flat white.
I started by deciding how large I wanted my hexagons to be. After measuring my wall, I decided that 12” x 12” would work. I’m not a math wiz so I had figure out how to make a perfect hexagon.
A-I began with a square piece of 12”x12” paper
B-I folded the paper in half diagonally
C-I folded it in half horizontally
D-I opened the paper and placed a compass in the center, making a circle
E-I measured from the center to the edge of the circle which was 6”
F-Using that measurement, I drew six lines along the outside of the circle making a hexagon
A-I cut out the hexagon
B-I cut out 1” pieces of paper
C-And laid them along the outside of the hexagon. I cut the strips as a template
D-Once the wooden pieces were cut, I used the hexagon template as a guide.
Now to cut the wood. I used 1”x2” pine.
A-I began by cutting the straight end at a 30 degree angle

Now to cut. I used 1”x2” pine.
I set my miter saw at 30 degrees.
I cut the first piece creating a 30 degree angle on one end.
Using a template that I made, I placed the cut edge in line with the template and cut. Now I have a piece exactly like the template I made with paper.
After cutting a lot of pieces, I needed to cut them again so they would fit together.
A-Using the wooden template, I lined up one piece of wood and clamped it to the saw.
B-I then lined up a second piece of wood to fit against the first piece
C-And cut along the red line.
All of the pieces needed to be cut like this.
After cutting all of the pieces were sanded.
My wall was yellow so I painted the wall white.
A-Using a laser level, I found the center point on the wall and marked it.
B-I placed the laser level in the center of the hexagon template and attached to the center point in the wall.
C-I placed the first piece along the edge of the template and then continued to add pieces and make hexagons.
After all of the wood was on the wall
To finished along the edges,
A-I measured from the corner of the hexagon to the wall
B-And cut those measurements using the miter saw set at 30 degrees
C-And attached those pieces with a air nailer.
After all of the wood was on the wall, I needed to make a wood filler because, as I said above, I’m not a math wiz and some of my wood didn’t meet perfectly.
A-Using white glue and sawdust
B-I added even amounts
C-and mixed until the consistency of oatmeal
D-I used my finger to fill in the cracks
E-and when it was dry, I sanded with fine grit sandpaper
I wanted to paint the wall with several colors, making it look like falling confetti.
I cut the paint samples and taped them to the wall to decide how to place the color.
I taped off each hexagon with painter’s tape.
I began by painting the darkest color. I used sample sizes which were the perfect amount.
I also wanted to do two lighter shades of each color. For the medium shade,
A-I poured the dark color into a container
B-I added white to the dark color
C-I mixed it until it was the color I was looking for
D-Then I painted a few hexagons that color
For the lightest color,
A-I poured white into a container
B-and added the dark color
C-I mixed the paint until it was the color I was looking for
D-Then I painted a few hexagons that color

I ended up using four different colors
And here is the finished wall. I’m so happy with how it turned out. It’s so different and really shows my personality.

While this is was a time consuming project, it was well worth it.

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  • Kara S.
    Kara S. Jersey City, NJ
    on Jan 24, 2018


  • Evelyn Schaedel
    Evelyn Schaedel New York, NY
    on Jan 29, 2018

    This is seriously amazing!

  • Kelley_m
    on Jan 31, 2018

    this is cool...I think I will do this in my kids room with paint...

    • Sheila
      Sheila Bloomington, IN
      on Feb 8, 2018

      Kelly, that would be so cool for a bedroom! If you know, or can find a picture of a “grandmothers flower garden” quilt, it would look like a quilt hanging on the wall! Hummm.... I may have to do this in my sewing room!

  • Joanne Layton Woods
    Joanne Layton Woods Clear Lake, IA
    on Jan 31, 2018

    Absoutely amazing!!! Honestly one of the prettiest new ideas I have seen. You may see yourself copied at a National market lol

    • Renee
      Renee Somerset, NJ
      on Feb 1, 2018

      Someone did this , but with tile on a back splash on Texas flip. I couldn’t ever find the episode again no matter how I looked it up. It looked amazing! I love this look, but may the taped painted wall is a cool answer!

  • Krhyne1955
    on Feb 1, 2018

    What a fantastic idea! I am envious of your patience, as this had to be tedious work! But it is striking. Also, I loved your instructions because so many others assume everyone knows how to use power saws. Thank you!

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