Recently I built a truck bookshelf for my sons bedroom (see my other projects on Hometalk for tutorial), however after I finished it and mounted it to the wall, I felt it needed something else to compliment it.. so out came the painting clothes again, it was time to make a feature wall! 🤩
I headed to the paint store and was lucky to find a tin of paint on clearance in a beautiful shade of charcoal grey which was perfect!
I removed the bookshelf (leaving the brackets) and then painted the whole wall - I did 2 coats.
I decided to add a thin piece of wood across the wall as an added feature. I wanted it to be towards the bottom of the truck to give the illusion of a ‘horizon’ so that the truck didn’t look as if it was just randomly floating in the middle of the wall.
I measured the space between the truck and the end of the wall and then cut the wood to size.
I used a mitre saw for the cutting.
Once I had cut my wood to size, for both sides of the car (front and back), I gave them a light sand and then painted them the same colour I used for the wall.
Next, I attached them to the wall with some screws. I countersunk the holes in the wood so that the the screws would be sunken in a little, and then I covered them by screwing some hooks on top.
And it was done! A feature wall with a little extra hanging storage. I’m really happy with how it turned out, it’s not too much that it takes attention away from the truck bookshelf, but it’s enough to complement it - plus the lights on the truck now look extra cool at night time! 🤩
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Lavada Davis on Apr 28, 2020
I’m in Awe. I love ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ It
Jess | Pretty Living on Apr 28, 2020
Thank you ❤️
Melanie on Apr 29, 2020
WOW!! I LOVE IT!! SO CUTE..AND IT ACTUALLY HOLDS BOOKS!!,I HOPE YOUR CHILD LOVES TO READ.
Jess | Pretty Living on Apr 30, 2020
Thanks so much! He LOVES books 😀
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