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Timber panelled bedroom feature wall

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This panelled feature wall greatly enlivens a teenager's bedroom.





The project


Tired of seeing evidence of a little boy living within these walls for years, l thought what better way to bring in my son's teenage years than to give him a new room that should see him into adulthood?




l had seen examples of panelled feature walls and thought that with Bunnings FJ panels l could definitely give it a go.


I drew up my design on paper and on the wall. I measured every length of timber and angle and for the first time l learned to cut, glue and apply every piece.




It all came together when l painted it. The difference it made for such an affordable price was fantastic. I have since done three more rooms in different designs. 


My son absolutely loved it, as did my second son, who has since had his wall transformed too.


The project took a week or so, with the time being put mostly into the design and the transfer of the design to the wall. To get the angles and cuts right, I measured twice so l could cut once.


I used Bunnings primed FJ Pine 42mm x11mm in lengths of 2.7m. I learned after my first wall that by drawing it on the wall and adding measurements together l could use offcuts rather than buying full lengths for every line and having a lot left over.



The two rooms are different colours. The first is Dulux Flooded Gum; the second was a mix l made using Dulux Silver Tea Set  as a base colour. I like to mix my own colours – if l need to get more l take a sample back to Bunnings and have a colour match done. 


How to make a feature wall with wood panels


A feature wall can add interest and create a focal point for a room or entryway. Check out our step-by-step video guide How to make a feature wall using wood panels.



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Well done that look fantastic, you definitely have given me some inspiration!


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