Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Easy Hexagon Wall Treatment

I am really, really late posting this project. Probably because it was one of the last I finished before I got pregnant and was stuck in my bed for 3 months :) This is one of my favorite quick room updates, and it was SO easy! Before I get to the juicy details, I have to tell you that I finished this project in February to debut on Studio 5... here is a link to the show and my geometric wall treatments. I promise I didn't copy my cute friend Mandi's amazing hexagon wall! Here's what I came up with:

I originally had this brainstorm when I was trying to figure out how to fill the space on a blank wall in my daughter's room. About six months ago I had planned on making it a gallery wall, but now I wanted something different. Here is a before shot of her reading nook and empty wall:


As many of you know, we are renting our home and I am constantly trying to think of ways to make a big impact without making a permanent change. I really wanted to add a geometric pattern to the wall, but I didn't just want it to be flat... I was going for a 3-D effect. I started sketching up some patterns and settled on hexagons as my favorite design!

I had the shapes cut out of 1/4" MDF, some solid hexagons and some hollow ones:


I painted the solid hexagons in various shades of turquoise... I had a few acrylic paints to start, then I just added white until the colors were perfect. The hollow hexagons got a special treatment... gold leafing! This is one of my favorite new craft mediums. If you haven't tried it yet, you must! This was my first experience with gold leaf, and it was suprisingly easy. I even let my kids help brush off the excess leafing and they loved it. {Sorry I don't have any pictures of this process, but I was busting to get this done before leaving for Studio 5!} Here is the final result:


I attached all of the wooden shapes to the wall with {what else?} 3M Command Strips! One of my favorite DIY supplies of all time. I used two small strips to attach each hexagon, and they are very secure. I have had them hanging up for 4 months now, and they haven't budged! I am thrilled with the result:


There is a perfect pop of color, texture, and just the right amount of trendy for my little girl's room.
 

 
We are getting close to finishing up her room! We are in the process of switching her to a big girl bed, so I am working on some new bedding, bed skirt, and pillows. Here are some of the other simple projects I have done to update her room:
 
 

What do you guys think of the hexagon trend? Oh, and by the way, I have more of these unfinished wooden shapes if anyone is interested. I have hexagons, triangles {large and small} and chevron arrows. Leave me a comment if you would like to order a set and I'll see what I can do :)
 
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28 comments:

  1. It looks so fantastic! I love the colors and it fits in so perfectly in the room, Holly. :)

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  2. I love it! I pinned it to remember when we move :). I love that it makes such an impact without damaging the wall at all. The gold leaf looks awesome, too.

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  3. Love it!! I love the colors and the shape!! Genius!! Pinning it!!

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  4. Did you guys cut the hexagons yourself or take the mdf somewhere to have it done?

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  5. This is gorgeous!! How did you get the hexagons cut?

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  6. I love this! The colors are great (I do believe I'm falling for gold :)

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  7. I love this! I would love a set of hexagons. Do you have any left? Beautiful idea!

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  8. I love this! I would love a set of hexagons. Do you have any left? Beautiful idea!

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  9. LOVE!!!! And I would be interested in a set of the hexagons or the arrows. :)

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  10. This is exactly what I have been looking for!! I would be interested in a set of hexagons as well!

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  11. Oh man Holly. I am totally and completely in love with this project. It's fantastic! You might not have copied Mands, but I might copy you! xoxo

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  12. Really love this project! I too am interested to know where you got the hexagons, whether they were purchased or pre-made.
    Great idea!

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  13. Would love to buy a set, please email me!

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  14. I love these! I am a renter too, so I know exactly what you mean when you say you are always looking for ways to personalize your space. I've pinned this for future reference! Found you via the Sundae Scoop Top 20!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

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  15. Ooh this is so awesome! I love it! Popped over from I Heart Nap Time--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  16. Love the hexagons! Very interested in buying a set. Would you email me the details?

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  17. Love the hexagons! Very interested in buying a set. Would you email me the details?

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  18. I am glad you finally posted this! It is so perfect!

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  19. Ladies - This is gorgeous! One question: how large are your hexagons?

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  20. I would like to order a set of the hexagon shapes. Maiddy.dunigan@gmail.com

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  21. I would definitely be interested in a set of hexagons if you still have any! monicareybrown@yahoo.com.

    Thanks!

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  22. I love this! Where did you get these hexagons?

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  23. I would be interested in ordering a set of either hexagons or chevron arrows. you can email me at chantemjackson@yahoo.com

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  24. I'd love a set of these if they're still available! I wish I knew how to use a saw. How much?? My email is ashleybweber@yahoo.com thank you!

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  25. I would be interested in a set of hexagons if available. my email is aimeloutaylor@hotmail.com

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  26. Would also love to order a set or two of hexagons. If you have no more left, would greatly appreciate information about where you go to get them cut. Thanks!
    my email is pvtutor@hotmail.com

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  27. This is so adorable! What a cute idea! Love the colors too :)

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