After a very long time I got to paint a wall and Guess What? We chose a design which took us about 9 hours. Of course how could we ever settle for anything less intensive. How could that ever be possible in my life. But i do really love this wall so I can’t really complain 🙂
This wall we painted for my cousins room I say we because literally we had six other people help us in intervals that’s how this wall got done in a day. The color palette that we ended up deciding came from the Herringbone Niche that I had painted a while back.
The niche I painted in all shades pastel from light pink, lavender, mauve and grey. Ofcourse Gold was the fifth color that we just had to incorporate in the hexagon wall.When the colors were all decided. Next part was cutting out the stencil for the hexagon.
A simple Hexagon stencil cut out from cardboard. But DON’T be fooled. Cutting out this stencil literally took us an hour. The cardboard was made out of “apparently” concrete it literally would not cut with scissors. We legit needed a SAW to cut this piece of solid wood. Like no joke.
After what seemed like forever the Hexagon stencil was finally cut. FINALLY.
From that point on wards it was pretty much a straightforward process. Place the stencil and then tape around it. Simple yet time consuming. After taping the entire wall, when we took a step back we realized that this wasn’t all hexagons. We had planned a wall full of hexagons and nothing but hexagons.
But there was a diamond pattern in the middle of every hexagon. WELL of course that was to happen because we didnt place the stencil at an angle when we were taping it we simply just went straight up and down and to the sides. This was bound to happen.
BUT there is another BUT
This was actually the best mistake/’decision'( lets just assume it was all part of the plan. Shall We ) because it was the perfect place to fill in some Gold color.
The DIAMONDS were going to be all GOLD baby 🙂
After that it was just filling in the hexagons with the pastel color paints and Thank God for the abundance of people chipping in from time to time that we actually completed it.
About 8 hours of continuous labor ok maybe not continuous, PLUS dont forget the hour that went by fighting with the cardboard to cut out the stencil. This wall was finally Done.
Would you just look at that. So Cute.