How to Paint a Herringbone Wall

How to Paint a Herringbone Wall

 

Remember how I posted this blank wall a while back?

And then I told you all about the renegade drummer in geometry?

Good thing he put down the drum sticks and paid attention in class.

Good thing he knows his way around the Pythagorean Theorem.

Good thing.

Because when you take drum sticks and math and a ruler and painter’s tape and mix them all together…..

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DIY Ombre Herringbone Wall and a Math Love Story

DIY Ombre Herringbone Wall and a Math Love Story

 

disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.®

A long time in a land far away I sat in geometry class and watched a super cute boy wearing a backwards baseball cap play his drum sticks on his math book.

My friends and I would laugh and giggle and he’d act like he didn’t notice us.

He was way too cool for any nonsense like that.

Of course he was….

…he had drum sticks.

I remember thinking two things:

1. He had no idea who I was.

2. Geometry was nonsense and I’d never, ever use it in my entire life.

I was wrong about both. 🙂
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DIY Ombre Hexagon Wall

DIY Ombre Hexagon Wall

 
Before and after geometric hexagon wall

Remember when I posted the room with the hexagon wall?

And everyone asked me how I created the wall and I explained that I used paint and FrogTape and then you told me you might need a little more explanation than that.

Today’s the day.

And it involves math.

All those years ago when your geometry teacher was trying to explain area and circumference and the Pythagorean Theorem otherwise known as the fundamental relation between three sides of a right triangle and you rolled your eyes and wondered when you would ever use any of this stuff.

Welcome to the wonderful world of math disguised as a hexagon wall.

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Before and After Geometric Hexagon Wall

Before and After Geometric Hexagon Wall

 
before room

So today is the day we have been waiting for with great anticipation for weeks.

We’ve been sitting on the edge of our seat and talking about it and rolling our eyes and crossing our fingers and toes and wondering when it would finally get here and what we should do to get ready.

We even had a count down.

T minus 45 hours and 16 minutes.

You’re probably thinking it’s this before and after room makeover.  And while the room looks amazing and I can’t even believe it turned out like it did and the geometric hexagon wall that we created from scratch takes my breath away.  But that’s so not even what I’m talking about.

We have been waiting for something even better.

The season premiere of Fuller House.

I know, right?

DJ, Stephanie, Kimmy and Uncle Jesse are in the house.

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Painted Wall Treatment Idea (on a budget)

Painted Wall Treatment Idea (on a budget)

 

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This is the story of a blank wall.

I know.

I’m with you.

I can’t believe there was one left in the house.

This particular blank wall was behind the hutch in the dining room at the gatehouse.  It was white (which made me happy because it was so bright) and empty (which made me sad because it was not really living up to its potential).

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