've been painting my living room slowly over the last year and a half. The first thing I did was paint two of the walls white, then I painted my big chalkboard wall, but I still had one wall left. It was still the boring, dingy beige that was there when we moved in. I knew I wanted some kind of pattern or statement, but nothing too crazy because I already had a huge black wall. When
contacted me seeing if I'd be interested in doing a painting project in collaboration with them, I knew this was the perfect time to finally finish my living room! I love how it turned out! It's clean and neat, and a statement but not visually overwhelming. I picked some muted, pastel
colors so it wasn't too bold. I'd already painted the door bright yellow so I wasn't sure if the muted colors would clash, but I love how the door stands out and is still in the same color family as the yellow hexagons.
1. Decide on your pattern. I used photoshop to mock up how I wanted my design to look on the wall and which colors would go in each hexagon. This also helped determine how big I wanted to make my hexagon template.
2. Create your hexagon template. It's pretty easy to make a hexagon, but you'll want to make sure it's pretty close to perfect so that your pattern doesn't get wonky. I used
with a makeshift compass. My hexagon ended up being 13 inches from tip to opposite tip (diameter of the original circle drawn). Cut the template out of some cardboard or other sturdy material to trace around.
3. Draw the outlines to the hexagons using a pencil. Make sure your hexagons are level. I leveled the first one and then outlined about 4 or 5 and checked the level again, just to make sure I wasn't getting off level. In each hexagon I lightly wrote the color that would be painted inside.
4. Using your
, outline the hexagons that aren't directly next to each other. Since these hexagons are directly butting up against each other, you'll have to wait for the paint to dry so you can mask off the one next to it. I masked as many hexagons as possible and painted the color that was written inside using my Behr paint. Each hexagon got two coats of paint.
5. Because I had to wait for each hexagon to dry before taping the one next to it, this project took a little longer, but I'm super happy with how it looks. As soon as I painted the second coat on a hexagon I'd remove the tape and allow it to dry. This project took three days to complete with the time required to wait for paint to dry. I let the paint dry about 2 hours between coats, as recommended by
I have to say I was skeptical about how good the Edgelock tape would
be in comparison to the regular painters tape I usually use, but I was super happy with how precise my edges were. I didn't have to fix any leaks and the edges were
sharp and clean. I used the
the right tape for your project surface.
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