5 Steps To Enhance Your Walls Using 3D Wall Panels

5 Steps To Enhance Your Walls Using 3D Wall Panels

(happy guitar music) – [Tresha] Hey guys,
welcome back to the channel. It’s Tresha, and I’m excited
to share another great DIY idea with you using 3D wall panels. You can place these
panels in your entryway, maybe behind your couch,
or behind your TV stand, you name it, the possibilities are endless of how you can use them. But I’m going to show you a different way. You know me, I have to
show you a different way. If you do not want to
adhere it to the wall, this is an alternative for you. I wanted to give a shout
out to CSI Wall Panels for sending me this pack for me to try. It comes 12 in a pack. The squares are about 19
1/2 inches by 19 1/2 inches, so it covers, probably like
three feet by nine feet of wall space. So you’ll probably need more if you wanted to do a feature wall, but for this project,
you only need a pack. And this is what it
looks like in the inside, you have complete instructions if you wanted to adhere it to the wall, and it also comes with spacers as well. Before you start using the panels, you wanna make sure it’s in the room where you’re going to
install it for 48 hours so it can get adjusted to the environment. I chose this particular
design, it’s called Gap, because I thought it was very interesting, but they have, if you
don’t like this design, they have so many more available, so make sure you check out the website. I’ll put the link in the
description box below so you can see exactly
what I’m talking about. And I believe it comes
in two different colors, but the one that I chose is
in natural off-white color. For this project you will need a base, and I chose wood for this. So I went to Home Depot and
got a thin piece of plywood. I want to say it’s like 1/2 an inch, less than 1/2 an inch in thickness, and it was kind of big, so I wanted to divide
it in half so I can have two panels on the wall. In addition to the plywood,
I also purchased four strips of the outside corner molding. These are gonna be use to
conceal the sides of the plywood. So the first thing that I did
was lightly sand the edges of the wood, I saw that
there were some rough edges, and I wanted to make sure
that that was smooth. Oh, and be sure to remove
all the labels as well. Next I’m going to glue
the molding to the sides of the plywood using
RapidFuse Wood Adhesive. It sets in 30 seconds,
it cures in 30 minutes, and it’s a strong bond. I love it because it’s quick. This is what it looks like
with the molding on it, it looks so much cleaner now. I decided to stain the wood
as opposed to painting it, it’s totally up to you what you decide, but I used this Minwax Wood
Finish Penetrating Stain in English Chestnut. You simply want to stir up your can and paint in the direction of the grain. Make sure you follow the instructions on the back of the can. I only used one coat. I waited about two minutes and then wiped the stain away with a rag. So here’s what it looks like,
it takes about eight hours for the stain to dry. It’s much quicker if
you decided to paint it. So after I do that, I want
to follow it up with a wood protectant, which is called Polyurethane. You want to make sure to
stir up the can really good before you start using it, and use a clean brush when you do this, don’t use the same one as
you did with the wood stain, and follow the grain. I highly recommend
reading the instructions on the back of the can so you are aware of exactly everything that you need to do. While the base is drying, I’m
doing to paint the 3D panels using a sponge brush. And I had some craft
paint already on hand. It’s an acrylic paint by craftsmart. I’m just gonna pour a
little bit of the paint into my paper plate, and
just work off of that. You don’t need a whole
lot for this project. If you notice, I’m just putting paint on the tip of the brush. With your 3D panel,
you’re just going to start by doing an outline of the
top part of the design. And then, just color the inside of it, or paint the inside of it, ‘scuse me. It’s just easier that way, so that you can stay within the line. Guys, if you have something
that’s weighing on your mind, this is a great project to
do because when you paint, you forget about everything,
to be honest with you. Like I’m just focused on
making sure I paint in between the lines, that’s it! (laughing) I really think painting
the top of the panel enhances the 3D effect. What do you think? So the last thing that I
did was glue the 3D panels to the base, and what you want to do is determine where you want it. What I did was space the panels to be three and 1/2 inches
from the top and the bottom and two and 1/4 on the side. Now that I determined
where I wanted the panels, I just took a pencil
and marked the corners, flipped it over, and added E6000 to the back. Flipped it back over, waited
24 hours before the glue dried, and then hung it on the
wall, and that’s it, guys. This is a way to have some really cool, interesting 3D wall art that
doesn’t have to be affixed. If you guys have any tips or
tricks that you would like to share just drop it in
the comments section below. I would love to hear from you. (happy guitar music) Thanks, guys, for watching. Let’s connect on Instagram. I’m @DESIGNSBYTRESHA, I would
love to see your DIY projects. So make sure you tag me. Also, check out my other videos. I think you’ll like it.

100 thoughts on “5 Steps To Enhance Your Walls Using 3D Wall Panels

  1. Thanks guys for watching! I actually wanted the wood stain to be lighter but it didn't turn out that way. It's easier to see what I could have changed now that it's finished. Overall I like the uniqueness of the piece.

    I love to do things different and not mimic how someone else has it. That's just who I am. I encourage you to be creative when trying projects. Many times they don't turn out the way you envisioned but that's the beauty of it. It may turn out better than you thought. My hopes are that you can take my idea and make it your own. Customize it to how you like it and step outside your comfort zone.

  2. Have you ever considered being an interior decorater? Specializing in helping people who are on a budget or have very little money. You are a good teacher.

  3. This is such a great idea. I am lazy so I am thinking about just buying some cheap frames from thrift store, Michaels or wherever and taking the glass out to just pop those suckers in thee and hang them up.

  4. That is an amazing transformation. The color you chose for the wood really works well with the black paint on the panels. I like that the panels have an Asian look. Well done.

  5. Please can someone tell me where to get these panels from. I want this design for my living room. But dont know where to buy these from

  6. OMG!!! Painting the panels edges black worked out better that I thought it would! Sweet project! Brent Kamrath

  7. I would've spray painted the panels a metallic copper color and then i would have outlined on the top in a teal paint to make the 3-d effect pop out more and give a compatible contrast with the teal and the copper.

  8. these are amazing and like a few other comments have said I think it would be great as a accent wall but honestly I think it would look amazing as a complete Headboard for a bed. Anyways love your videos and I'm sure I'll be watching them all now as I just came across you lol. But anyways thank you for the idea and can't wait to see what else you've done!

  9. HGTV Needs to Hire You ASAP !!! They used to have that show Design on a Dime, it wasn't as good as You. You are Stylin !!

  10. Great Job, Treshaja!! I will be posting pictures of how I turned my back entryway into a little coffee nook. It's just a little place to get away to read and have coffee or relax. Oh suggestion that I give to other DIYers. Always check the oops section in the paint depatment. You can get top notch products at a very cheap price. IE.. I was able to do the setup of my coffee space fo $36.00

  11. using a paint roller would save you time and have smoother edges, otherwise what a great idea! also when using stain i always go straight up but not a straight line because it will show a line, make it jagged that way it looks natural .

  12. Its so… beautiful❤. But in a dust prone area like my place, where the road is so bad, its gonna acumulate so much dust😦

  13. this is great work, hopefully am not late here..lol. Anyways ..how about if you use masking tape to to be able to achieve real precise painted lines or area?…just suggesting

  14. It's a good end result but the black paint is not painted on in a even or neat way maybe a different painting tool and a second coat on it would look better

  15. I was impressed and I like your creativity, how did you hang them on the walls? I also like the idea below using them as a head board.

  16. It's too bad they don't link up to make a seamless design. Instead you have huge gaps from tile to tile and even if they did join up you don't have a continuous design built in so they match and create a seamless design.

  17. Girl Ann Hickenway has stole this video and post it as hers on her channel same tittle too. Just google the title directly she has had it up 3 months.

  18. I just recently subscribed to your channel you are truly gifted thank you for sharing. I love your creativity.

  19. Those panels are very cool, but it's a shame they don't "puzzle" together and have small pieces that span from panel-to-panel so the effect isn't chopped up.

  20. Hi. Its 2018. You are such a professional and unique that you give me the courage to go outside the box. Who wants the same things in their house that everybody else has. Great Job even in 2018.

  21. Oooooooooo I love this!!!!! I just joined the T team lol going to enjoy looking at all your beautiful projects!! ♥️love from Oregon!!!!!!!!

  22. I really like this project. An interesting addition to blank painted walls , gallery walls. This is one of those projects that you can make your own, Love Love it! Going to try it this winter. Thank you for sharing!

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