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
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This is my wall before – boring but perfect for a makeover.
I started by painting the wall a flat white.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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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