Recently I created a room for Sherwin-Williams to showcase their color of the year, SW 6606 Coral Reef.
I decorated the office and added gold accents and a gold weather vane and white leather chairs and a furry rug.
But my favorite thing in the room?
The project that makes my heart beat faster and makes me want to sing all four verses of Joy to the World…
….and compose a fifth.
The raised paneled wall.
It looks so hard….but it was much easier than it looks.
And just in case you saw it and wanted to make your own….
….here are easy directions on how to build a raised paneled wall.
Step 1: Measure your wall
We created the paneled wall above the chair rail on one wall.
The wall measures 132″ from side to side and 59″ from the bottom of the crown molding to the top of the chair rail.
Step 2: Decide how big you want your panels to be
These panels measure 17″ wide and 20″ long. They are cut out of 2 1/2″ pieces of pine.
The wall has six panels across and two rows of panels down.
There is a 4 1/2″ gap between the panels.
You will want to adjust these measurements for the size of your wall, but this is a good guide to help you determine the size that will work with your space.
Step 3: Cut the panels out of pine boards
Cut the panels out of 2 1/2″ pine boards.
Miter the corners.
We created the frames first and then measured and nailed them onto the wall.
After the frames are attached to the wall, simply caulk and paint.
Remember at the beginning I said it was easy and then I gave you all those measurements?
You could follow those instructions if you wanted to….
….or you could just purchase these unfinished wood frames from your craft store.
Then skip to step 3.
It’s like an early present.
Have a merry, merry Christmas from me to you.
disclaimer: Sherwin-Williams compensated me for this post, but all opinions on paneled walls and that beautiful coral color are completely my own.
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