This has probably been the project that I’ve been most excited about doing since I moved in. I’ve seen tons of inspiration floating around the web, like these great projects here, here, and here, but I wanted to make it my own. One way I did that is by using all of the colors that will be utilized in different rooms in the house. Another was to have it fade out and not have a specific pattern. The final way I made it unique was to do it in the stairwell of my house. Do I have a slight fear of heights now? Yes. Did I accomplish what I was going for? You bet.
Let’s jump right into the tutorial!
Start with a clean canvas. Dust out any cobwebs, scrub any marks off, and paint two coats of your base color on your walls. Let dry.
Using a tape measure, find the center of your wall. Taking painter’s tape, divide the wall into two sections. You do always have the option of starting at a corner and working from there, but you run the risk of having a weird honeycomb sliver or a too large border. I don’t recommend it. By doing it this way your wall will be symmetrical.
To make your template you can use my free printable here. Print, cut out, and cover both sides with painter’s tape. While most templates are made of something more durable like cardboard or foam core, I wanted a flexible template that would allow me to get in the corners and crevices. To consistently make sure that your template stays straight I highly recommend taping a level to it.
Starting either above or below the dividing tape, place your template. At first I was going to have the tip of the hexagon meet the corner, but I changed my mind quickly. It’s really difficult to get your angles lined up correctly and I wasn’t liking the look of it. I decided to fold my template in half (where your flexible template comes in handy!) and was really happy with the outcome.
Continue the entire way up and down your wall.
I knew I didn’t want a distinct pattern, so I just kind of taped wherever my heart desired.
Once I was happy with the design, I began painting. As I said, I used the colors that are in my color scheme. Use whatever colors float your boat! Paint a second coat if necessary and let dry.
Once completely dry, remove the painter’s tape.
I did the exact same process on the upper portion of my stairwell and I love how the entire wall turned out. Ninja loves it too, in case you were wondering.
The colors I used were all in an eggshell finish. When I moved in all of the walls in my home had a plaster job with a glossy finish. The glossiness of it really drew attention to the not so pretty walls. By using an eggshell finish it’s really toned down the appearance. And now with this accent wall, I feel like people will be focusing on the design and not the just wall that the design is on. ;)
What do you guys think?! I just love looking at it. How would you incorporate the honeycomb pattern in your own home? Let me know below!
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