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VJ panelling feature wall

craftyhopper
Experienced Contributor
craftyhopper
craftyhopper
Experienced Contributor

VJ panelling can be a simple and effective way of covering an eyesore and creating a beautiful feature.

 

 

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The project

 

When we moved into our new house, one of the bedrooms had this painted mural. The paint is so thick that painting over it just wouldn’t do, you’d still see the pattern. VJ panelling is one of my favourite quick fixes. So simple, but very effective.

 

I used a Paslode nail gun to attach the boards to the wall. Super easy.

 

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I covered any holes with filler, gave it a sand and then painted with Taubmans Footpath.

 

Materials

 

  • Easycraft EasyVJ MDF panels

 

  • British Paints Clean and Protect – Matte

 

  • Taubmans Paint – Foothpath

 

Before and after

 

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More panelling projects

 

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.

 

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ProjectPete transformed a plain brick wall into a gorgeous feature wall using easyVJ panels.

 

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ProjectPete also used Easycraft easyVJ 63mm panelling on his kitchen island and painted with British Paints Mossy Road.

 

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Comments
Caron
Experienced Contributor

Love @ProjectPete's use of panelling!

mazzahhh
New Contributor

Hello and well done to you. I’m just about to do a panel wall after buying g today. 
im on a mission to do a guest bedroom.

I was wondering have you had to cut the panels and if ‘yes’, what is your best advice for the best outcome? 
Thank you in advance

mazzahhh

KatieC
Member Engagement
Member Engagement

Hi @mazzahhh!

 

First off, welcome to the Workshop community!

It is awesome to have you here and to have you ask about creating a VJ panelling look for your guest bedroom. 

 

Let me tag @craftyhopper @EleventhCoastal @ and @kingj11 to ask for their advice on cutting the panels. 

@Megarakawa does a great job with their feature wall in VJ panelling for home office | Bunnings Workshop community. which includes a Bunnings instructional video.

 

Our resident D.I.Y. guru @EricL will be on a bit later and will be able to help out as well. 

 

Definitely post about your guest bedroom journey in the community!

VJ panelling is a very hot topic. 

 

Katie

 

 

JPH
Newbie

Love these walls - well done.  I have been trying to find the VJ wall panels at 3 of our local Bunnings stores yesterday but all are out of stock and don't when they will be back in supply.  I'm in Randwick NSW - what stores did you get product from?

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hello @mazzahhh

 

Thank you for sharing your VJ panelling project. My number one tip for a perfect fit is to check your measurements multiple times. Nothing is more frustrating than cutting the panel too short or at the wrong angle. The VJ panels are very forgiving and the edges can be lightly sanded to give you that perfect finish. Keep the panels lying down to avoid bowing, make sure to keep them in a safe place where no one will accidentally walk on them.

 

It sounds like a fantastic room upgrade, any photo updates you can provide while installing it would be very much appreciated.

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hello @JPH

 

It's great to hear that this project has inspired you to give it a go. Let me tag @mazzahhh to make them aware of your question. I've been in contact with our provider and they are currently addressing this issue. It may be a few weeks before the stock gets back to normal levels in the stores in your area. You can do a stock check by going to the Bunnings website and indicating the address of your local store. You can also give your local store a call after a few weeks to see if the VJ panels have come back in stock. 

 

Please keep us updated with your progress, we look forward to seeing the start of your project.

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

Joolz007
Budding Contributor

It is amazing the difference the VJ Panelling makes to the rooms.  Love it!

Hi @EricL we want to do something like this, without having to remove our skirting boards. However, the width of the top of the skirting board looks like it’s smaller than the width of the vj panels which makes me think it will look odd. Any creative solutions for that? Also, we don’t have the tools to cut the panels. Can the length be cut at Bunnings? And can we hire the tool to cut the holes for the plugs? Tx!

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @InspiredRookies. It's wonderful to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about installing panelling.

 

Most of our VJ panels are 9mm thick. How thick is your skirting board? If your skirting board is thinner, you could use some beading to cover the transition area. However, it will look a little odd if the skirting is thinner than the board. You might like to simply stick another thin skirting board over the current one to bring it out further.

 

For anything but plain sheeting panels, it's best to check with a helpful team member at your local store to ensure they can cut these VJ panels for you.

 

Your best bet is to pick up an inexpensive jigsaw for cutting any holes in the panels. I haven't seen anything for hire that would allow you to cut these holes. If you set up a guide, you could also use the jigsaw to cut the sheeting to length.
 

Please let me know if you have further questions.

Mitchell
 

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