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VJ panelling for home office

Megarakawa
Budding Contributor
Megarakawa
Megarakawa
Budding Contributor

VJ panelling was used to create a lovely feature wall in a home office.

 

 

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The project

 

We live in a two bedroom apartment and the second bedroom has been turned into a work station while I work from home and a music studio for my partner. It was a tired room with a hint of purply white walls. The worst part is that because of the way our room is shaped I have to face the ugly wall all day every day for work. So I thought to myself, what can I put there to make it pleasing on the eye?

 

I then stumbled across this Bunnings video about How to create a VJ panel feature wall. We went with the Easycraft EasyREGENCY 2400 x 1200 x 9mm primed MDF interior wall linings.

 

The panels were 10cm too short (which we knew when we bought the panels) so we decided to hide the bottom with skirting. We glued the panels onto the wall, made sure it was level at the top and drilled into the concrete walls, fixing the panels to the wall by inserting a plastic plug and then screwing into the plug.

 

We went for a lovely green to give our room some life and it's a much more vibrant room to work in.

 

Before and after

 

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How to create a VJ feature wall

 

VJ panelling is easy to install and will radically alter the look and feel of a room. Follow this step-by-step guide: How to create a VJ feature wall.

 

 

More VJ panelling projects

 

VJ panelling is a simple way to spruce up a flat wall and create a stunning feature in any room. For ideas on how to use this panelling style, check out VJ panelling projects for any room in the house.

 

Comments
Winnie
Regular Browser

Awesome work! we are about to embark on the same thing, but into a double brick wall. Can i just ask, did you glue first, then drill, and push the plugs through the panelling and into the wall, then screw the panelling onto the wall?

What size drill piece did you use, and what size screw and colour plug? sorry about the questions just want to get it right.

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Winnie. It's brilliant to have you join us, and many thanks for jumping into the conversation.

 

Let me mention @Megarakawa, so they are alerted to your questions.

 

I'd suggest a STAHL Masonry Kit 7mm Drill With 50mm Green Wall Plugs kit would be suitable. You'd need to install the plugs in the wall first. The hole you'd need to push them through in the panelling would be too large for the head of the screw to then capture. I'd recommend pre-drilling the sheeting with around 3mm holes at the locations you want to fix. Place the sheets on the wall and mark the wall through the holes with a felt-tipped marker. Remove the sheets and drill the marked locations before inserting the plugs. Apply glue to the wall and place the sheets on it. Screw through the pre-drilled holes into the plugs so the head of the screw is slightly below the panelling surface.

 

Hopefully, @Megarakawa can confirm if they've used a similar method to what I've described.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions and keep us updated on the progress of your project.

 

Mitchell

 

KatieC
Member Engagement
Member Engagement

The panelling looks awesome @Megarakawa ! The whole room has a much more inspiring feel to it, I especially like your brown furry accent piece 😉

 

Katie

 

 

sophiek77
Budding Contributor

Thanks for this post. I also have masonry walls to attach panels to and didn’t want to have to remove any cornices if I was to install battens first. The thickness of the battens plus the panels would mean removing cornices.  

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @sophiek77

 

It's great to hear that you'll be putting in your own EasyVJ panels. Just a friendly reminder to bring the measurements of your wall so that you'll know how many sheets to get. Any photo updates you can provide while installing the panels would be much appreciated.

 

If you have any questions about this project we can help with, please let us know.

 

Eric 

 

Everat
Budding Contributor

My house has walls prone to cracking. Several professionals have told me they are part of natural movement and nothing to be concerned about.

  • Are these VJ panels a good idea to hide the visual wall cracking? The panels will not get cracked as well will they?
  • With regards to the 10mm top and bottom gaps left from the wall edging, does this need to be filled with No More Gap or any other product?
  • Also is it possible to put skirting boards on top of the VJ panels so that gaps are not visible?

Thanks 😊

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

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

Is the movement in your walls currently occurring, and are active cracks forming, or are these old cracks and the house has now settled? The panels are fixed to the walls, so any movement seen in the walls will be transferred to the sheets. If the movement in your walls is only minor and you're only experiencing hairline cracks, it sounds like the panelling might work for you. I don't believe the sheets will crack, but if you experience significant movement +10mm, they'll likely distort.

 

Ideally, you won't have any gaps at the top and bottom of the panels as you'll cut them to fit precisely. As in the case of this project, if they're a bit short, then you can cover that difference with skirting boards.

I'm keen to assist further with your project; please let me know if you have more questions.


Mitchell
 

Everat
Budding Contributor

Hi @MitchellMc ,

Thanks so much for your response. It was very helpful.

I will get in touch when I am ready to start the project.

Cheers 🙏

Noyade
Trusted Contributor

OMG - you're Tony Stark?!

 

Looks good! 👍

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