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Alicia W
Alicia W
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  • Middletown, PA

Hexagon Wall Treatment

6 Materials
5 Days

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!
hexagon wall treatment
This is my wall before - boring but perfect for a makeover.
I started by painting the wall a flat white.
hexagon wall treatment
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
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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

hexagon wall treatment
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.
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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.
hexagon wall treatment
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.
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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
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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.
hexagon wall treatment
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
hexagon wall treatment
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.
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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.
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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
hexagon wall treatment
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
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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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  • Susan M. Roth
    on Feb 13, 2018

    I really like the finished project, but was wondering if it would also work without the wood. I know it wouldn’t look as good, but making a hexagon stencil or painters paint... Paint the hexagon outline shape...
    Just trying to find an easier way for me... I was Thinking about putting photos and or other varies pictures, (some Faceboook funny pics, I..e. ‘mommy needs vodka’), amount sayings...

    • GeeWillikers
      on Mar 2, 2018

      Me too.

      Its like a giant honey comb how beautiful!

      Thanks for sharing 💜

  • Dorothy Sittler
    on Jun 18, 2018

    It looks great but how will you change it up when the fad passes?

    • Dianab
      on Jun 18, 2018

      Reply to Sandy Hartnett

      she referred to it as a trend which I assume is the same as a fad

  • Melody
    on Jun 18, 2018

    just wondering, did this really only cost you 40 bucks? This seemed very low with all the wood pieces and cutting and piecing together. It is unique for sure.

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  • Suzanne
    on Jun 25, 2018

    Great idea, but I really thought you were going to incorporate your photos in the hexagon pieces. I think that would have looked amazing also. Thank you for sharing your idea. My wheels of inspiration are turning. Lol!

  • Lilly Giles
    on Jun 25, 2018

    Love it!😊

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