Inspired by the mighty honeybee, this Honeycomb Wall drips with warm, golden honey-inspired hues from our BEESWAX family, part of our Handcrafter Color Collection.
You will need:
1 gallon of BEESWAX .01 eggshell (Quantity will vary based on the size of your wall. Need help estimating? Check out our Paint Calculator!)
8-oz Colorspot of BEESWAX .02
8-oz Colorspot of BEESWAX .03
8-oz Colorspot of BEESWAX .06
Piece of cardboard cut into hexagonal shape
1″ blue painter’s tape
Paint your wall BEESWAX .01 and let dry. Pick a spot on your wall for the honeycomb towers and trace your first honeycomb shape, starting all the way down at the base of the wall. Using your ruler, stack your honeycombs on top of each other, spacing the honeycombs approx. 1″ apart.
Trace your first vertical honeycomb tower to desired height. Using 1″ spacing on the side of the honeycombs, continue tracing your second adjacent tower.
Oh yeah! Looking good!
Tape around the outside of your lines. Remember the 1″ spacing we did? 1″ blue tape fits perfectly between honeycombs!
PRO TIP: To make your honeycombs picture perfect without paint leaking through the tape, brush a light coat of the base paint (in this case BEESWAX .01) along the inside edge of the tape. This will seal the edge. Any leaking under the tape will be the same color and sheen as the base coat, so you won’t be able to see it. This is what will make your lines crisp!
Once dry, begin to fill in your honeycombs with BEESWAX .02, BEESWAX .03, and BEESWAX .06. Have fun and make any pattern you wish! Carefully unmask your hive and smile.
Try this yummy Honeycomb Wall in your kitchen! We stacked up freshly painted Colorhouse hives from our friends at Bee Local, piled up biscuits from Pine State Biscuits on a cutting board from The Joinery, and drizzled the bunch in Bee Local artisanal honey. Need MORE honey inspiration? Check out this recipe for Vanilla Honey Butter and find more recipes on our Honey Hues Pinterest Board!