Asked on Jan 6, 2019

How do I begin to make this wall my feature wall?

Julie DarsowDORLISShore grandmom
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I have the materials to begin, but, don’t know where to start! I’d also like to change the fan to a nice chandelier, trimmed out with the same material. How do I finish off the look so there are no rough edges? Do I take the molding down first and re-apply when done?!?! Each plank is 1/4 inch thick and in various lengths. I will also be painting this room in a tan/ grey color with pure white, high gloss finish. I can envision it finished, I just cannot envision where to begin😭😭PLEASE help!!!!!!! I am such a fan of Hometalk.com, I read ever morning with my coffee before I get out of bed😂💙🤣

5 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jan 6, 2019

    I am so sorry, I have no idea what you are asking. Trim, rough edges, where on what the chandelier? Ceiling? Is there a picture,of what you are trying to do? I've read it 3 x. Help


    • Denise
      on Jan 8, 2019

      Thanks so much Kelli for your reply.... I have updated my question!🤣😂🤣

  • Me too Denise, me too! First clear and / or cover everything you can't move. Then, yes, remove all exist in trim or moldings. Here is what i do. I paint my trim and moldings first so they can be dry sooner. Then paint the room. Then check on your trim. See if it needs another coat. Let everything dry thoroughly. While everything is drying, work on your chandelier project and get that installed. When trim is dry, install and do any touch up work. Put things back in place. You are good to go. 🌞



  • Shore grandmom
    on Jan 7, 2019

    I am also confused as to what you're talking about. Some more info as to your materials and what exactly you want to do. And why take down your ceiling fan? I'd die without mine. But there are decorative ones that look like a chandelier.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_1?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A228013%2Cn%3A404433011%2Ck%3Adecorative+fan%2Fchandelier&keywords=decorative+fan%2Fchandelier&ie=UTF8&qid=1546834079&rnid=468240

  • DORLIS
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Just a personal preference, but I would want more light. A dark/dim room is depressing to me. We had floor to ceiling windows in every room when we built. Shades can be used to keep unwanted eyes from peering in. Of course I am in the woods on a bluff with closest neighbor 6/10 mile away. only ones to see in are birds and wildlife. the length of the house faces south so we get great passive solar assist for heating. In the city, would still opt for light with shades, then light color on walls. A nice colorful painting above bed or if you are handy with paint could paint mural above the bed.

    • Denise
      on Jan 8, 2019

      You’re quit right! I too prefer more light also. That’s one reason for the make-over! So sorry about my half way babble earlier though. I have reposted my question. Thank you for sharing how you designed your space. How fortunate you are to have such beautiful floor to ceiling windows!! And to have that much light come through all the time.....dream come true

  • Julie Darsow
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Put lap boards on or use fabric and starch it to wall. Mother use to use burlap & then paint it for a textured wall look.

    • Christine
      on Jan 9, 2019

      Would the burlap be difficult to remove? Burlap tends to pull and shred if handled too much. Starch would help with fraying I imagine but would paint be enough to keep it attached to the wall?

      Sorry Denise for getting your thread all messy with questions for other people. I love the chandelier look in a bedroom, the lighting can be elegant and romantic in my opinion if the light is not too bright. Hopefully with the 2 windows and chandelier it won't be too dark. I say jump in and do it with the vision you have you can pull it off just keep Google an arms length away. Post after pics.

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