Asked on Mar 29, 2018

Suggestions for TV wall?

Shore grandmomFraniBarb


L shaped livingrm. Going to put a fireplace/heater I inherited on the furthest wall behind the TV. Wall to left of that & wall TV is attached to needs something other than paint. My St Bernard likes to lay & 'run in her sleep' & gouged my wall. Behind the camera is the 'short end of the L' where my couches & chair are.
Suggestions? I love stone or brick or some unique (easy) treatment that will stand up to the claws.
Excuse the mess. Its a very high trafficked area.
She seems happy to stay in the kitchen while we do our make over.
5 answers
  • Amy Ogden-Paparone
    Amy Ogden-Paparone
    on Mar 29, 2018

    Hi Theresa,
    Your dog is such a cutie!! Perhaps you can do a shiplap wall or a faux stone wall. They sell them in sheets and they're easy to install, but it's a little expensive. Also, if you get your "baby" a bed with side walls on three sides, when she runs in her sleep she won't hit the walls. We had to do that for our Siberian Husky and it worked!
    • Sheryl Sumpter
      Sheryl Sumpter
      on Mar 31, 2018

      How bowed is the wall? A slight bow can be adjusted for by using a thicker line of adhesive or buy shims or paint stirrers and glue them in the bowed area to level wall. A large bow would probably need to be sheet rocked first. I solved a huge bow (almost 1/2" deep) in one wall with textured paintable wallpaper - see photos
  • Connie Quine
    Connie Quine
    on Mar 30, 2018

    I think Amy had the right idea, with the faux stone wall, or if you can afford it, the real thing. You also might try a half wall of flagstone on the wall, with the paint above it where the TV will be. I think the flagstone colors would be gorgeous there, and by only doing half the wall, your cost will be less.

  • Barb
    on Mar 30, 2018

    In order to keep continuity in the space, it all needs to be the same color. I think brick or stone at the bottom painted the wall color. If you choose rock, make sure it’s not to large. I have shiplap on 2 1/2 walls of my livingroom and one small wall in the master bath. I really like both. They are floor to ceiling and painted same as rest of walls. It just adds a little texture to an otherwise boring space. Don’t put the TV too high on the wall unless you want a stiff neck. I’ve seen that mistake too many times. Good luck! Please post end product.
  • Frani
    on Mar 30, 2018

    What material are you using for your fireplace/heater? I would carry that around to the space you are repairing. I agree with the other comments. Half wall is less costly and same color paint will tie the areas together. You definitely need to address the issue with your fur-baby first so your hard work won't be undone! Good luck!
  • Shore grandmom
    Shore grandmom
    on Mar 30, 2018

    I would stay away from shiplap, it looks nice until it gets scratched up. And the splinters between the pads could be a problem. I would go with a stacked stone look tile like this one. Doing it halfway up would look nice. Just put up a chair molding or trim on top to finish it off.

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