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VJ panelling bedroom makeover

Making a Splash
Making a Splash

VJ panelling painted in Yacht Race and Rubble by Porter's Paints helps create a beautiful bedroom retreat.





The project

We've made some big changes to this room, including closing off the parents retreat that has a separate entrance and turning it into a study. My favourite update is this feature nib wall.

Firstly the bi-fold doors and jamb had to come down. The door jamb was solid Tasmanian Oak, so I saved these for the nib wall shelf.

To close off the doorway from the parents retreat turned study, we built a 90 x 45 frame and created a nib wall all the way across. This was covered with VJ panelling and my favourite Porter's Paints in Yacht Race. Finished off with the door jamb for the shelf, which was painted in Porter's Paints Rubble.


Some other modifications in this room include:


  • Covered the old black leatherette bed with linen fabric and used an Ozito stapler nail gun


  • New pendant light shades




  • Changed over the old ceiling fan


  • Added a beautiful illustration print of Bells Beach


  • Painted the bedside tables to match the wall, using Porter's Paints Yacht Race and Rubble


  • Made a plant stand and pot cover.




Before and after






How to create a VJ feature wall


Creating a feature wall is easy with VJ wall panels. Follow these easy steps: How To Create A VJ Feature Wall.


More panelling projects


Workshop member craftyhopper found a simple and effective way to cover an eyesore and created this beautiful feature wall with VJ panelling in another room of the house too.




EleventhCoastal shared this impressive nib wall bedhead with VJ panelling and floating shelves.




Bunnings Workshop member kingj11 used three 1m wall panels painted in Dulux Paris Green Matte to create this stunning feature wall and finished it with a Tasmanian Oak trim.




Experienced member ProjectPete transformed a plain brick wall in his living room into a gorgeous feature wall using EasyVJ panels.


Getting Established

Love the VJ Panelling on the walls, make such a great improvement for minimal cost.  The Yacht Race blue colour is simply gorgeous, and the bight of white helps break up the solid blue colour. Great work!

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