After Makeover, with all the finishing touches

Bedroom Makeover & Feature Wall- Wood Paneling

We recently completed this bedroom makeover. The main change was creating the feature wall with the wall paneling. This is a great alternative than using a bedhead and adds more character and texture to a plain plastered wall.

The wall paneling is a product called easycraft and is available from Bunnings. There are different profiles available depending on what look you are after. For example dado half walls to wider paneled weatherboard look walls.
This product is suitable for interior walls and ceilings. It can be applied directly over plasterboard walls. It comes pre-primed ready for you to apply your choice of paint colour. For easy installation tips and how to videos visit the website

This is how my clients went about this project: 

Before Makeover, basically a blank canvas

  • Three sheets of lining was ordered from Bunnings for the area ( note allow at least 2 weeks  for delivery)
  • 2 coats of Dulux Signature was applied before the lining went up. This just makes the process quicker for drying time and less disruptive to the household if some of the painting is carried out in the garage.
  • Stud adhesive was applied and liquid nails around the edges. Once the lining was in place the boards were nailed into the studs to make it more secure.
  • Nail holes were counter punched and filled with wood putty. Once dried a light hand sand and a final coat of paint was applied.

Then came the finishing touches and dressing up the room: 

You know I am a fan of layering and texture, so firstly a simple patterned floor rug from Armadillo was added. This gave a platform for the bed and lifted our white bedlinen. Some new pendant lighting was installed replacing the existing wall lights. I wanted a timber combination to tie in the timber frame around the prints and the bedside tables. I think they work in just perfectly. To me timber just adds more character, softens an area and looks more homely. With the copper feature on the pendants it solved the problem of the exisitng white light swithes. They were painted with Fusion Mineral Paint- Metallic Copper…perfecto!!! I love when the simplest little things can make all the difference. Then with the addition for some bibs and bobs re: timber photo frames, concrete pot (a copper band was painted around it too, to compliment our other pieces) and a timber pot,  jute placemat and of course the inevitable, foliage or plants if you like. I can’t help myself greenery just livens up a room. I put them in just about every room if I can…LOL!!! The keepers were the clients existing prints, cushions and bedlinen as they worked in perfectly with the new look.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed hearing more about this project and that it has given you enough information to tackle your own paneled wall? If you have any further questions just reach out. Have fun styling!!!

Lisa x