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Couple Create Incredible Wood Panelled Bedroom Wall For Just £29

Couple Create Incredible Wood Panelled Bedroom Wall For Just £29

This simple trick saved them serious money.

One couple managed to give their home a total revamp without breaking the bank by using a super simple trick to create a wood panelled wall.

Plant operator Matthew Scoby, 28, and primary school teacher Grace Shannon, 27, wanted a fresh new look for their living room that wouldn't break the bank. And after a quick scroll through Pinterest, the Middlesbrough couple found the solution.

After being quoted by a tradesman for £150, Matthew and Grace managed to create the look themselves for just £29! 


The couple managed to create the sleek panelling look by adding frames to their wall, gushing that they "couldn't be any more happy" with the finished product.

All they used was 25 metres of picture frame panelling (£25) and two tubes of No More Nails glue (£4).

Explaining how he did it, Matthew told money-saving Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK: "This panelling was something we found on Pinterest and we thought it would be perfect to bring character to the room.

"After doing some research we found that the simplest way to measure it out was to work out how large we wanted our gaps to be between each frame first and then decide how many frames we want. So for this wall we went with 15cm gaps and we wanted four frames.  

"With four frames we were left with three gaps in the middle and one on either side. So to work out how wide we needed to cut the frames we had to multiply the size of the gap, 15cm, by the number of gaps, five, and then take that number off the width of the full wall which was 304cm."


"Then all we needed to do was divide what we were left with by four and that gave us the width of each frame to cut, which turned out to be 57.25cm each. And then we followed the same process for the height of the frames, taking into account the coving and skirting board which hasn't yet been fitted."

Matthew admitted that figuring out the maths "was definitely the hard part", but once they got their numbers in order, all they had to do was make their cuts and stick the frames to the wall.

"Once we had cut all the pieces I called for my dad to come around to give us a hand holding the panels whilst we fixed them on. He came up with the genius idea of cutting a piece of wood exactly as wide as the gaps we wanted and then we could use this piece of wood to both mark frames on the wall first and to also check the gaps are correct as we are fitting it."

 After gluing the frames to the wall, the couple simply added filler where needed and painted them the same colour as the wall.


Raving over the finished product, Matthew said: "This was something which we first believed only a highly skilled tradesman could accomplish and we were told it would cost around £150 a wall to get someone in to do. 

"So after looking at the finished product we couldn't be any more happy that we made the decision to try it ourselves. 

"We are now planning on doing the same in the hallway and up the stairs after seeing how easy it was!”

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