Ideas wainscoating

Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Instant colored wainscoating in 10 mins. No paint needed.


Materials: Sanela Panel, staple gun.

Description: I wanted to cover up the boring white wall under chair rail molding in a rented apt. Could have painted it but didn’t have the time to paint.

Got two IKEA Sanela Panels in grey. I hadn’t measured or anything. Thought it would be a good experiment.

They fit perfectly without any cutting.They had just the right stiffness and good texture like a grass cloth. I just got my staple gun and put them in position. 10 minutes later the room looked warmer, cozier and I was done!

~ Kathy Yaude, LA, CA area

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The Author

Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

2 Responses to Instant colored wainscoating in 10 mins. No paint needed.

  1. Quick, easy, economic… and looking great ! I like it and I will give it a try :) THANKS

  2. Shanna says:

    This is a great idea! I just discovered this website via Feedly, and love it. If I may offer a suggestion, though.. (forgive me if this how things are normally done, and this particular post is just different), could you link to the product page for the items mentioned? Or at a minimum explain what the items are. It looks like this was a redder submitted item, so this would be a job for the editor then.

    I found the link for this one, but it took me a bit of effort.

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