The idea for this wall stemmed from us having messy pets. We have a raised feeder for our Great Danes, and every time they'd eat their canned food, they would lift their heads and pieces would slop all over the dry wall. Also, if the feeder rubbed the wall, it left marks. We came up with this idea because it covered two bases, 1). it was functional and protected the wall from the dogs, and 2). it looks amazing!
*Another plus for this project is, when we sell the house, if the new buyers don't like the wall, the materials are just nailed and screwed in, and can easily patch small holes. We didn't glue anything to the dry wall, so it would be a relatively easy to return to normal.