Feature Wall

Jess | Pretty Living
by Jess | Pretty Living
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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.

Taking measurements for my wood

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.

Cutting the wood

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.

Painting the wood

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.

Attached to the wall - screws are sunken
Positioning the hooks to cover the screw
Attaching the hooks

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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  • Wall paint   (Bunnings)
  • Wood   (Bunnings)
  • Wall hooks   (Bunnings)
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