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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. 🙂
That drum stick player twinkled his eyes at me and swept me off my feet and married me and carted me away to a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere.
He took a page from his geometry book.
He used the Pythagorean Theorem to create take a blank wall in one of our upstairs bedrooms that looked like this….
….and transform it into this.
A diy herringbone wall with an ombre effect.
I know, right?
Have you ever seen a Pythagorean Theorem look so pretty?
Raise your hand if you remember the Pythagorean Theorem?
It’s all about triangles.
You use the theorem when you want to find the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle if you know the other sides of the triangle.
Or if you speak geometry it’s a2 + b2 = c2.
If you don’t speak geometry, no worries.
That drummer figured it all out for all of us and I’m posting an entire tutorial on the wall next week in case you want to make one yourself.
It all started with paint.
And paint for me starts with Sherwin-Williams (since my very first blank wall in my very first house).
Here are the colors we used:
I fell in love with the color palette and chose most of the colors from Pottery Barn’s spring/summer color collection.
And then we made this shelf to mimic the herringbone on the wall.
It’s made from 1″ x 4″‘s and stained Minwax Provincial Interior Stain.
I added stacks of books and a few pencils.
Here’s a close-up of the herringbone effect.
It’s just rectangles layered on top of each other.
And then layers on top of that.
I’m so glad I learned geometry.
I’m so glad I giggled when I heard drum beats on a math book.
But most of all?
I’m glad a and b got together and hung around with c. 🙂
PS I can’t wait to show you the tutorial. It’s a step-by-step that turns triangles into these rectangles.
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