Looks like the favourite part of the recent bedroom makeover I did was that square panel feature wall! I’ve had loads of questions about how I created it so I hope this step-by-step guide helps anyone who wants to do the same in their home. Keep reading for all the materials you’ll need and steps to create a square panel feature wall.
Items you will need:
- Timber panels (I used these panels from Bunnings that are 11mm wide)
- Drop saw
- Nail gun
- Liquid nails
- Laser level
- Pencil and measuring tape
- Paint (I used ‘Black felt’ by Dulux)
- Paint roller and cutting brush
- Gap filler
- Sugar soap
- Start by painting the wall and all of the timber panels in your preferred colour with a roller — this will help to minimise paint brush marks. For this wall, I’ve used the paint colour ‘Black felt’ by Dulux. Check out these tips on how to paint like a pro.
- Then create a ‘border’ for the wall using timber panel ie add full lengths of timber along all 4 edges of the wall. It creates a cleaner result and is especially important if you have cornices to prevent weird shadows. Tip: use liquid nails and a nail gun to secure the timber panels in place.
- Add all of the vertical panels as full lengths. I spaced these out 600mm apart but you may want to adjust the width to suit your wall so you aren’t left with a narrow panel at one end.
- Once you’ve done all the vertical pieces, it’s time to do the horizontal slats. These are smaller cuts of timber that sit between the vertical panels. A laser level really helps here to get things perfectly in line. Tip: Measure the exact distance between each panel, I numbered these 1, 2, 3 etc. as you may find the distances between the vertical panels vary by a couple of millimetres.
- Then it’s time to patch any holes from the nail gun or lips in the timber using gap filler.
- Finish by sanding to smooth out these areas and do final touch up painting.
Will you give this square panel feature wall tutorial a go? I’d love to see pics of your space! Tag me when you post them online or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.