Statement Panelling on a Wall Using Adhesive

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We created an open plan kitchen and dining room area and still wanted to pull the two spaces together so I decided to make a statement wall which would match the kitchen island. The dining room wall is not huge and I wanted it to stand out a bit, panelling seemed like the best solution!

before photo of the blank wall. If you want so see how we created this space, see the kitchen renovation post.

Most importantly you have to get the measurements right. Our wall was 247cm high and 299cm wide so I decided to go with 5×4 number of squares. I went with strips that were 8cm wide. See the post for precise calculations.

We cut the mdf board in strips of the same size (8cm wide)

I created the frame on the wall and glue the top and outside panels using grab adhesive.

Once your framework is done, measure and glue the vertical strips.

Make sure all lines are level and square when adding the small strips

Fill any gaps and sand before priming and painting the wall. I used atape to have a nice neat line.

I used Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion in Railings (I used a primer for the mdf board before using emulsion)

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  • Vicki Vicki on Dec 28, 2020

    The floor seems to have changed during the wall process. Did you install new wood, tile etc? Thanks

  • Linda Linda on Feb 16, 2021

    The boards are glued on with gorilla glue. If you ever want to change things and remove the boards, would they actually come off?

  • Arlene Kevitz Arlene Kevitz on Sep 09, 2021

    I love the color, but the wood pattern makes it look like a garage door. Why?

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  • Cash.abby Cash.abby on Sep 02, 2023

    It looks beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Sep 17, 2023

    Fabulous, looks contemporary and classy to boot. Great job! Easy to do as well! Thanks for the idea.