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Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

On Monday I mentioned we fell behind a day and I’d have to split this project into two posts. Well, I kicked it into high gear over these past few days and I’m happy to report that this project was finished last night, right on schedule!

Those of you who saw the updates on know this already…

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

When you walk into the room it’s on your right .

There’s a little entryway that I included in this project…

Here’s the view from our bed.

Alright, so when I spotted this online, I fell in love:

So rich and interesting and sophisticated. And seemed easy enough to pull off.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

In order to achieve this look, I needed a completely smooth base so our highly textured walls had to go. The easiest and most inexpensive way I’ve found to do this to cover them with these thin sheets of . They’re only $9 for a 4×8′ sheet… so cheap!

I picked up four of those of that plus two 4×8′ to rip down for the strips.

The most important part of this project is planning. Seriously—you have to be thorough and meticulous.

Before I bought anything, I laid it all out on my computer to scale and this is what I came up with.

The second section on the top right is the smaller/entry wall. The two rectangles at the bottom are how I’d cut my MDF sheets, and they are color coded to make sure there was enough to cover both walls. Everything fit nicely onto two sheets and I even had some leftover.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

I made the top piece 1.75″ thicker, because that’s the height of the crown molding I’ll be running along the top—that way all the visible strips will be the same thickness.

The vertical gaps were consistent all the way around, but since the entry wall is narrower, the horizontal gap was shorter—not a big deal at all.

I also planned out the particleboard sheets to make sure I had enough:

I already had narrow section leftover from our , so I just needed four more to fill the rest. Perfect.

The total came to just under $95 which I think is pretty amazing. The only other items needed are caulk, spackle, and paint ) which I had so this project is a huge bang for your buck.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Time to get started. After clearing everything out, we had to address our TV situation. A few weeks back we had an electrician relocate the cable, hence the holes in the wall .

We had debated on keeping the TV on our dresser or wall mounting it, and decided to go ahead and wall mount it to get all the wires and cables out of sight, free up dresser space, and for an all around cleaner look. I could take it or leave it, honestly, but it makes Brad excited so it was worth it.

We trimmed the first panel and nailed it into place with our brad nailer and 18ga nails

At some point I double checked my measurements and realized I made a critical error which left me with a large gap that wouldn’t be covered by the vertical board .

So, I had to scrap the board and run to Lowe’s the next day for a replacement piece. But we forged on with the rest of the installation…

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

This paneling part was actually the biggest challenge in this entire project. Working with

4×8′ sheets of anything is not fun attempt… aka the worst DIY project in history)

It’s a challenge because you have to make sure it’s completely flat up against the wall, and you secure it to the wall in a specific pattern so no air bubbles can get trapped… all while holding it steady up next to the other piece.

And because walls and floors aren’t straight, your panels won’t line up exactly in some places but that didn’t matter at all since the seams would be hidden by the MDF boards.

We also had to cut around the beams which got a little tricky at times, since they aren’t perfectly straight. But I got it close enough to where you can’t really tell.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Before putting up the last board, we installed these outlet housings for behind the TV.

Then the fun part, trying to cut the panel so it lines up perfectly with both holes and the beam and other panels.

To make life easier, we cut that panel down into a narrower strip .

And finally, after 2 days, Phase 1 was complete.

Fortunately it only got easier from there. After ripping down our boards into 4″ strips , it was onto Phase 2.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Before installation, I lightly sanded the edges to make sure everything was nice and smooth. Then I just nailed it up… super easy!

I measured and marked where my next board would go, and used a level to ensure it was straight.

A couple of them ran into beams, which I notched out using a combination of a miter saw and jigsaw.

It went by fast… nice and easy.

After the vertical pieces were in, I started with the horizontals, making sure to measure for each gap as they all varied slightly.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

This part was simple too. You just have to take your time and measure carefully.

This is the fun part, when you start to see your vision come to life.

There was only one roadblock here… cutting around an outlet. I used my—it would be completely hidden behind the TV so it didn’t really matter.

Brad later added a couple blocks over the studs where the TV mount would secure to .

About 4 hours later it was done .

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Time for Phase 3… spackle, caulk and paint. This wasn’t so bad either. Not nearly as time consuming as I thought.

I added a around the corner to hide the seam.

I used fast drying caulk so I could paint the same day, and used my hand sander with 240 grit sandpaper to smooth out the dried spackle.

After thoroughly wiping everything down with damp rags, it was time to paint! I recruited Brad for this one—he rolled on the smooth edges while I cut in.

By the way, I’m getting much better at not having to use tape. I cut in the entire thing is so important!

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

I used the same paint from the behind the bed )—Valspar’s Ocean Storm in an eggshell finish. It dries so fast and it’s amazing.

A couple hours later, our wall was complete.

Now, all that’s left to do is swap out that old outlet, add quarter round in the corner, and crown molding. This weekend I actually plan to trim out the entire room , including baseboard, quarter round in a few places and crown molding. It’s going to look so nice and finished… I can’t wait.

We’ve already mounted the TV and tonight we’ll bring in our new and start setting up that wall. Our rug is also here so that will be set up this weekend as well. Lots to look forward to on Monday!

41 thoughts on “Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall”

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Amazing!!!!!! Seriously, well done.

WOW!!! looks AMAZING!!! Awesome job!

You and your husband are an amazing team! I look forward to reading your posts each week and seeing your vision turn into a reality! Awesome job, as usual!! ????

I am just loving all these posts on the bedroom – it looks so dreamy and romantic.

I hope next week you'll show us a shot from the door as you walk in. I'd love to see how the board and batten and the plank wall look across from each other. I'd love to see how the rustic plank wall looks against the more formal board and batten. Also, I am dying to know what your plan is for the rest of the walls in the room.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Great job! You're pretty much designing my dream house with all the projects you've been tackling! I can't wait to show some of these shots to my husband as “inspiration” for our bedroom! Thanks for letting us follow along!

You read my mind! This is EXACTLY what I've been wanting to do in my living room for months! Same color and everything. It looks fabulous with your new beams!

Love it! The wall looks so awesome and the paint color is perfect!

The details you are adding in this house are just amazing! I'm envious! Can't wait to see the whole picture come together!

Looks cool! But did you not prime it? How many coats of paint did you do? The photos with the light shining on it, it looks a little blotchy…like maybe it needs another coat?

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Nope, no primer! It was freshly painted when I took those shots so the sheen should even out a bit over time. When you have a super flat surface and use a foam roller it's hard to not see some variation when the light hits it at certain angles, but I'll keep an eye on it and if needed I'll go over those areas again to smooth them out ????

It looks so professionally done! I admire the way you work on one room at time to completion. My tendency is to be all over the place, so I admire your focus! ????

Jenna – if you didn't have a highly textured wall would you have skipped over using the particle boards and just attached the MDF cuts directly to the wall? Im curious before I begin. I just have normal plain jane walls, so Im wondering if I can skip the particle board !

For best results, you do want the walls to be completely smooth and match the texture of the boards . In our Florida house, I did a board & batten treatment but didn't cover up our walls which were smooth and for the most part it was OK.

The installation part would hold me back more than the cost so it would depend on the condition of the walls. If you don't want to take the extra step, I'd make sure to sand down any imperfections in the wall first so it's as smooth as possible. Hope this helps!

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

I love this look! Thank you for posting the project from start to finish. If my walls are not textured, would you still recommend using particle board as a base or could I do it straight onto the drywall? Thanks in advance!

Hi Dee, I just published an answer to that right above your comment ????

Thanks Jenna – that does help! Cant wait to get started on this

Have fun—I'd love to see when it's all finished!

I'm in love!! The DIY chandy in the picture is the icing on the cake for a little dose of glam. Excellent job you two. I was wondering if you guys work well together? Probably a silly question. I assume you'd have to. Even when my hubby and I clean the pool, we can conflict because he is trying to tell me what to do or not do! From a Florida girl.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

We get along fine… as long as everything is going smoothly ???? It can be a real challenge sometimes which is why I try to do as much as I can on my own. When I know it's a project that will cause lots of conflict, I'll ask my dad to help instead

I am in love with this wall!!! Can you please share what color is used on the side walls? It looks like a creamy white and really compliments the darker color well!! So transformation!!! Just perfect!!

Thanks Lisa! It's Valspar's Montpelier Madison White and it's a barely-there gray shade.

I love how the wall turned out, this is exatly what I am doing in our bedroom next month hopefully!

I love this! I've been looking for something inexpensive but luxurious looking for a bakery I am opening. I think this will work perfectly! I will have to send you a picture when I get to this area ???? Super Excited that I found this post!

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

You did such a beautiful job here! The only thing I would question would be the advisability of using particle board and MFD sheets,which will off-gas,won't they? I would also urge people to use a low VOC paint for any interior space,but especially the bedroom.

Hmm… not sure, I've never heard of that! I figure if there's no warning labels or anything I've heard/seen/read advising against it, I'll take my chances. It's probably no worse than the crystal light I drink regularly ????

Beautiful! Can you share the details of that gorgeous chandelier? It goes perfectly in your room!

Absolutely awesome! I was wondering why you didn't spray the paint on? Won't rolling the paint add back the orange peel?

We don't own a sprayer and that would be a ton of prep work! It looks just fine rolled on, there shouldn't be any orange peel unless you're using the wrong roller or there's a lot of debris in it ????

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Looks great. I’m thinking of doing something similar in our family room to cover up wallpaper glue residue as I don’t want to clean it all off. Only question, did you glue the boards to the panels or did you only use nails?

I absolutely love this wall!!! I have been looking for a guide to doing this since my boyfriend decided he wanted this on the basement wall. We have just begun our basement renovation and will be attempting this wall when it is ready. I hope it comes out as well as yours did!!

Thank you again for the inspiration and know how.

Hi… the wall looks amazing. I was thinking of doing this in our media room. I was wondering how did the backing board hold up to the test of time? Did you work using the studs in mind for nailing the panels in? Thanks in advance!

I just came upon your blog and LOVE LOVE your projects. You are so creative and I appreciate the details. I just bought my nail gun, so I’m ready to start with the wall. My question, “how did you figure out the measurements?” Do you have a software to get the squares perfect?

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Thanks Tammy! I used Illustrator to get an idea of the layout, but it’s not needed, you can just measure and draw it out ????

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Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

On Monday I mentioned we fell behind a day and I’d have to split this project into two posts. Well, I kicked it into high gear over these past few days and I’m happy to report that this project was finished last night, right on schedule!

Those of you who saw the updates on know this already…

When you walk into the room it’s on your right .

There’s a little entryway that I included in this project…

Here’s the view from our bed.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Alright, so when I spotted this online, I fell in love:

So rich and interesting and sophisticated. And seemed easy enough to pull off.

In order to achieve this look, I needed a completely smooth base so our highly textured walls had to go. The easiest and most inexpensive way I’ve found to do this to cover them with these thin sheets of . They’re only $9 for a 4×8′ sheet… so cheap!

I picked up four of those of that plus two 4×8′ to rip down for the strips.

The most important part of this project is planning. Seriously—you have to be thorough and meticulous.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Before I bought anything, I laid it all out on my computer to scale and this is what I came up with.

The second section on the top right is the smaller/entry wall. The two rectangles at the bottom are how I’d cut my MDF sheets, and they are color coded to make sure there was enough to cover both walls. Everything fit nicely onto two sheets and I even had some leftover.

I made the top piece 1.75″ thicker, because that’s the height of the crown molding I’ll be running along the top—that way all the visible strips will be the same thickness.

The vertical gaps were consistent all the way around, but since the entry wall is narrower, the horizontal gap was shorter—not a big deal at all.

I also planned out the particleboard sheets to make sure I had enough:

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

I already had narrow section leftover from our , so I just needed four more to fill the rest. Perfect.

The total came to just under $95 which I think is pretty amazing. The only other items needed are caulk, spackle, and paint ) which I had so this project is a huge bang for your buck.

Time to get started. After clearing everything out, we had to address our TV situation. A few weeks back we had an electrician relocate the cable, hence the holes in the wall .

We had debated on keeping the TV on our dresser or wall mounting it, and decided to go ahead and wall mount it to get all the wires and cables out of sight, free up dresser space, and for an all around cleaner look. I could take it or leave it, honestly, but it makes Brad excited so it was worth it.

We trimmed the first panel and nailed it into place with our brad nailer and 18ga nails

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

At some point I double checked my measurements and realized I made a critical error which left me with a large gap that wouldn’t be covered by the vertical board .

So, I had to scrap the board and run to Lowe’s the next day for a replacement piece. But we forged on with the rest of the installation…

This paneling part was actually the biggest challenge in this entire project. Working with

4×8′ sheets of anything is not fun attempt… aka the worst DIY project in history)

It’s a challenge because you have to make sure it’s completely flat up against the wall, and you secure it to the wall in a specific pattern so no air bubbles can get trapped… all while holding it steady up next to the other piece.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

And because walls and floors aren’t straight, your panels won’t line up exactly in some places but that didn’t matter at all since the seams would be hidden by the MDF boards.

We also had to cut around the beams which got a little tricky at times, since they aren’t perfectly straight. But I got it close enough to where you can’t really tell.

Before putting up the last board, we installed these outlet housings for behind the TV.

Then the fun part, trying to cut the panel so it lines up perfectly with both holes and the beam and other panels.

To make life easier, we cut that panel down into a narrower strip .

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

And finally, after 2 days, Phase 1 was complete.

Fortunately it only got easier from there. After ripping down our boards into 4″ strips , it was onto Phase 2.

Before installation, I lightly sanded the edges to make sure everything was nice and smooth. Then I just nailed it up… super easy!

I measured and marked where my next board would go, and used a level to ensure it was straight.

A couple of them ran into beams, which I notched out using a combination of a miter saw and jigsaw.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

It went by fast… nice and easy.

After the vertical pieces were in, I started with the horizontals, making sure to measure for each gap as they all varied slightly.

This part was simple too. You just have to take your time and measure carefully.

This is the fun part, when you start to see your vision come to life.

There was only one roadblock here… cutting around an outlet. I used my—it would be completely hidden behind the TV so it didn’t really matter.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Brad later added a couple blocks over the studs where the TV mount would secure to .

About 4 hours later it was done .

Time for Phase 3… spackle, caulk and paint. This wasn’t so bad either. Not nearly as time consuming as I thought.

I added a around the corner to hide the seam.

I used fast drying caulk so I could paint the same day, and used my hand sander with 240 grit sandpaper to smooth out the dried spackle.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

After thoroughly wiping everything down with damp rags, it was time to paint! I recruited Brad for this one—he rolled on the smooth edges while I cut in.

By the way, I’m getting much better at not having to use tape. I cut in the entire thing is so important!

I used the same paint from the behind the bed )—Valspar’s Ocean Storm in an eggshell finish. It dries so fast and it’s amazing.

A couple hours later, our wall was complete.

Now, all that’s left to do is swap out that old outlet, add quarter round in the corner, and crown molding. This weekend I actually plan to trim out the entire room , including baseboard, quarter round in a few places and crown molding. It’s going to look so nice and finished… I can’t wait.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

We’ve already mounted the TV and tonight we’ll bring in our new and start setting up that wall. Our rug is also here so that will be set up this weekend as well. Lots to look forward to on Monday!

41 thoughts on “Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall”

Amazing!!!!!! Seriously, well done.

WOW!!! looks AMAZING!!! Awesome job!

You and your husband are an amazing team! I look forward to reading your posts each week and seeing your vision turn into a reality! Awesome job, as usual!! ????

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

I am just loving all these posts on the bedroom – it looks so dreamy and romantic.

I hope next week you'll show us a shot from the door as you walk in. I'd love to see how the board and batten and the plank wall look across from each other. I'd love to see how the rustic plank wall looks against the more formal board and batten. Also, I am dying to know what your plan is for the rest of the walls in the room.

Great job! You're pretty much designing my dream house with all the projects you've been tackling! I can't wait to show some of these shots to my husband as “inspiration” for our bedroom! Thanks for letting us follow along!

You read my mind! This is EXACTLY what I've been wanting to do in my living room for months! Same color and everything. It looks fabulous with your new beams!

Love it! The wall looks so awesome and the paint color is perfect!

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

The details you are adding in this house are just amazing! I'm envious! Can't wait to see the whole picture come together!

Looks cool! But did you not prime it? How many coats of paint did you do? The photos with the light shining on it, it looks a little blotchy…like maybe it needs another coat?

Nope, no primer! It was freshly painted when I took those shots so the sheen should even out a bit over time. When you have a super flat surface and use a foam roller it's hard to not see some variation when the light hits it at certain angles, but I'll keep an eye on it and if needed I'll go over those areas again to smooth them out ????

It looks so professionally done! I admire the way you work on one room at time to completion. My tendency is to be all over the place, so I admire your focus! ????

Jenna – if you didn't have a highly textured wall would you have skipped over using the particle boards and just attached the MDF cuts directly to the wall? Im curious before I begin. I just have normal plain jane walls, so Im wondering if I can skip the particle board !

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

For best results, you do want the walls to be completely smooth and match the texture of the boards . In our Florida house, I did a board & batten treatment but didn't cover up our walls which were smooth and for the most part it was OK.

The installation part would hold me back more than the cost so it would depend on the condition of the walls. If you don't want to take the extra step, I'd make sure to sand down any imperfections in the wall first so it's as smooth as possible. Hope this helps!

I love this look! Thank you for posting the project from start to finish. If my walls are not textured, would you still recommend using particle board as a base or could I do it straight onto the drywall? Thanks in advance!

Hi Dee, I just published an answer to that right above your comment ????

Thanks Jenna – that does help! Cant wait to get started on this

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Have fun—I'd love to see when it's all finished!

I'm in love!! The DIY chandy in the picture is the icing on the cake for a little dose of glam. Excellent job you two. I was wondering if you guys work well together? Probably a silly question. I assume you'd have to. Even when my hubby and I clean the pool, we can conflict because he is trying to tell me what to do or not do! From a Florida girl.

We get along fine… as long as everything is going smoothly ???? It can be a real challenge sometimes which is why I try to do as much as I can on my own. When I know it's a project that will cause lots of conflict, I'll ask my dad to help instead

I am in love with this wall!!! Can you please share what color is used on the side walls? It looks like a creamy white and really compliments the darker color well!! So transformation!!! Just perfect!!

Thanks Lisa! It's Valspar's Montpelier Madison White and it's a barely-there gray shade.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

I love how the wall turned out, this is exatly what I am doing in our bedroom next month hopefully!

I love this! I've been looking for something inexpensive but luxurious looking for a bakery I am opening. I think this will work perfectly! I will have to send you a picture when I get to this area ???? Super Excited that I found this post!

You did such a beautiful job here! The only thing I would question would be the advisability of using particle board and MFD sheets,which will off-gas,won't they? I would also urge people to use a low VOC paint for any interior space,but especially the bedroom.

Hmm… not sure, I've never heard of that! I figure if there's no warning labels or anything I've heard/seen/read advising against it, I'll take my chances. It's probably no worse than the crystal light I drink regularly ????

Beautiful! Can you share the details of that gorgeous chandelier? It goes perfectly in your room!

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Absolutely awesome! I was wondering why you didn't spray the paint on? Won't rolling the paint add back the orange peel?

We don't own a sprayer and that would be a ton of prep work! It looks just fine rolled on, there shouldn't be any orange peel unless you're using the wrong roller or there's a lot of debris in it ????

Looks great. I’m thinking of doing something similar in our family room to cover up wallpaper glue residue as I don’t want to clean it all off. Only question, did you glue the boards to the panels or did you only use nails?

I absolutely love this wall!!! I have been looking for a guide to doing this since my boyfriend decided he wanted this on the basement wall. We have just begun our basement renovation and will be attempting this wall when it is ready. I hope it comes out as well as yours did!!

Thank you again for the inspiration and know how.

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

Hi… the wall looks amazing. I was thinking of doing this in our media room. I was wondering how did the backing board hold up to the test of time? Did you work using the studs in mind for nailing the panels in? Thanks in advance!

I just came upon your blog and LOVE LOVE your projects. You are so creative and I appreciate the details. I just bought my nail gun, so I’m ready to start with the wall. My question, “how did you figure out the measurements?” Do you have a software to get the squares perfect?

Thanks Tammy! I used Illustrator to get an idea of the layout, but it’s not needed, you can just measure and draw it out ????

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Copyright 2015 Jenna Sue Design Co.. All Rights Reserved. All prices are in USD.

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Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

On Monday I mentioned we fell behind a day and I’d have to split this project into two posts. Well, I kicked it into high gear over these past few days and I’m happy to report that this project was finished last night, right on schedule!

Those of you who saw the updates on know this already…

When you walk into the room it’s on your right .

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

There’s a little entryway that I included in this project…

Here’s the view from our bed.

Alright, so when I spotted this online, I fell in love:

So rich and interesting and sophisticated. And seemed easy enough to pull off.

In order to achieve this look, I needed a completely smooth base so our highly textured walls had to go. The easiest and most inexpensive way I’ve found to do this to cover them with these thin sheets of . They’re only $9 for a 4×8′ sheet… so cheap!

Master Makeover: DIY Paneled Wall

I picked up four of those of that plus two 4×8′ to rip down for the strips.

The most important part of this project is planning. Seriously—you have to be thorough and meticulous.

Before I bought anything, I laid it all out on my computer to scale and this is what I came up with.

The second section on the top right is the smaller/entry wall. The two rectangles at the bottom are how I’d cut my MDF sheets, and they are color coded to make sure there was enough to cover both walls. Everything fit nicely onto two sheets and I even had some leftover.

I made the top piece 1.75″ thicker, because that’s the height of the crown molding I’ll be running along the top—that way all the visible strips will be the same thickness.

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