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Read this before installing DIY Faux Shiplap Walls

That’s where the DIY faux shiplap walls came into play.I read several blog posts with titles reading “EASY” DIY Shiplap Walls.

Read this before installing DIY Faux Shiplap Walls
Wrapping UpSo, today we’ve learned that blog posts reading “Easy DIY Faux Shiplap Walls” are misleading.

They should title them, “Easier than Real Shiplap DIY Faux Shiplap Walls.”This is a really fun project.Just follow all of my helpful tips for prepping, installing and trimming out your shiplap and you’ll have a beautiful DIY faux shiplap wall in no time.

Installing a DIY Vertical Shiplap Half Wall

If you are looking for a cheap and easy DIY project to instantly update your home, give DIY vertical shiplap a try!Now I know you guys LOVE shiplap walls because I’ve done two other shiplap wall tutorials and turns out they are consistent my top trafficked blog posts!

Installing a DIY Vertical Shiplap Half Wall
My other shiplap tutorials:(Click photo to see tutorial)How To Install Vertical Shiplap – Video TutorialIf you love DIY videos, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!The width of the shiplap is up to you, but we used 6 inches for our vertical shiplap wall.With vertical shiplap, you’re not able to attach every piece of shiplap to a stud (like you are with horizontal shiplap), so it’s always a good idea to add construction adhesive for vertical shiplap.

DIY Shiplap Half Wall

Come see this beautiful shiplap half wall, and learn how to install vertical shiplap at the same time!Since, as mentioned above, I’m currently a little obsessed with wainscoting, adding a shiplap half wall seemed like the logical first step.DIY Shiplap Half WallStep 1: Determine MeasurementsSo here’s the thing: I don’t like skimpy wainscoting.On a half wall, I think vertical shiplap looks better.Go see the shiplap half wall in the finished room!

DIY- Faux Shiplap Wall

As I mentioned, I started and finished my Shiplap wall!Today I’ll share the full tutorial for a Faux Shiplap Wall.To replicate this look you’ll need the following:Supplies:I decided to make a faux shiplap wall rather than a real one because the cost would have been so much more.As you can see by my sketch, I only wanted the Shiplap to go up a little over half the wall.Once the white paint was dry I was able to touch up the grey paint.

Easy DIY Vertical Shiplap Wainscoting in a Bathroom

The perfect beginner DIY project to install wood vertical shiplap wainscoting in a bathroom to add character on a small budget.This vertical shiplap wainscoting project and paint alone made the most massive difference in this little bathroom we’re creating for a very sweet friend of ours.

Easy DIY Vertical Shiplap Wainscoting in a Bathroom
Vertical Shiplap vs Horizontal Shiplap: Which to Use?

When to Choose Vertical ShiplapIf your style leans more modern, vertical shiplap lends itself to the more contemporary look.How to Install Vertical Shiplap Wainscoting in a BathroomYou can really do this project as a full wall or wainscoting (half wall), depending on the look you want.

How to Create a Focal Point in a Room

How to Create a Focal Point in a RoomWhen it comes to designing your home, you may know how to choose the colors and patterns you like, but do you know how to create a focal point in a room?Creating a focal point is a design principle, meant to tie each area together by drawing your eye to a specific point in a room.Determining a focal point is important as it will influence your furniture arrangement and create the vibe for the entire room.

How to Create a Focal Point in a Room
To be a good focal point, the light fixture will have to be large enough to command attention.Remember, a focal point is meant to accentuate the most striking part of a room.

How to Install Shiplap

Shiplap is pretty easy to install as long as you plan your project out well and have the right tools on hand.SHIPLAP MATERIALS:To start, you need to choose a shiplap board.

How to Install Shiplap
I use 1/2″ pre-primed MDF shiplap boards that I source locally, but I’ve provided a few other shiplap options below.

Once you get past the first board, you will need to make sure each new shiplap board you put up properly interlocks with the one before it.Finally, I decided to simply hide it in plain sight by painting gray shiplap lines onto it continuing the shadow lines of the real shiplap boards surrounding the door!

How to Paint Shiplap

What Color to Paint ShiplapThe first step in your shiplap painting process is deciding what color of paint you want!Materials Needed:Spackle150-grit SandpaperPaint Sprayer Cup LinersPrimerPaintCaulkingPutty KnifeSanding BlockPainter’s Plastic SheetingPainter’s TapeFLEXiO 5000 Paint Sprayer from WagnerHow to Paint Faux Shiplap Instructions:Step 1: PreppingBefore you start painting, it’s very important to prep the shiplap for paint.RELATED: HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT PAINT COLORStep 4: PaintingUse your paint sprayer to paint two coats on your shiplap.

How to Paint Shiplap
I love our entryway… 😉How to Paint Shiplap Cracks or GroovesThe key to getting a quality paint job on your shiplap is to get the cracks or grooves covered well.As promised, here are the printable instructions:How to Paint Shiplap Print How to paint shiplap walls or ceilings the quick and easy way.

Design Trends: Copper Accents & Cork Walls

Design Trends: Shiplap Walls & Hanging Light FixturesSome recent home design trends that have caught our eye this season have been the unique shiplap walls and Industrial hanging light fixtures.Both of these trends are sure to add a unique element to your space!Whether you like more of the farmhouse look with the shiplap walls or the industrial look with a hanging light fixture, here a few ways to tie in both of these trends into your own home!Add a light cream colored, top to bottom, shiplap wall to your living room:Here is a gray colored shiplap wall that adds a warm element to this bathroom space:Frame your window space with a settle white shiplapped design:Give your kitchen a textured element with this beautiful cream colored shiplap:Add a neutral color to one of your bedrooms with a light green colored shiplap wall:Here is a unique half shiplapped wall with a pop of color to add to your entryway:Here is a fresh way to add both elements with this dark, natural shiplap wall with a hanging light fixture:Here are a some trendy hanging light fixtures to add to any room in your home:Here is a unique black, caged bed side lamp intertwined in a wood shelf bracket to add a cool industrial look to your space:Or add a simple light bulb light fixture with a brass cord and a light wood shelf bracket:Add a modern element to your dining space with these simple black and white hanging light fixtures:

DIY Shiplap Walls

What I CAN choose, however, is my favorite part about each and every house- the amazing shiplap walls!We had previously painted the top half of our dining room wall in BM’s Hale Navy, and then primed and painted each strip of wood before adhering to the walls.Where our boards were too short, we alternated long to short, short to long, to give it a staggered effect.This helped give it that rustic shiplap look and made the process go by quickly and easily.I love how the white pops against the navy walls, and how easy and inexpensive this project was to complete.

My Faux Shiplap Chair Rail and Farmhouse Dining Room Reveal

Come see how I was able to easily (and inexpensively) install a shiplap chair rail and tour our new farmhouse dining room, filled with DIY inspiration.Before I get into the real nitty-gritty, here’s the big before/after reveal:Adding a Shiplap Chair RailThis isn’t really *real* shiplap.I did, however, need to take into consideration the transition between my board and batten living room and my shiplap dining room.Ok, so I knew I wanted both board and batten in the living room, and shiplap in the dining room.

My Faux Shiplap Chair Rail and Farmhouse Dining Room Reveal
DIY Decor: Painted Dining Set and Wall DecorMy dining room set came together thanks so some very fortunate Facebook Marketplace finds.

Nautical Nursery

When we found out our second son was on the way, we broke the internet searching Pinterest to find a theme for his nursery.We wanted something preppy, classic, clean, and calming, so the nautical nursery theme won us over.In The Sweet Suburban, the room originally had beige carpet, beige walls, and absolutely no personality.

Nautical Nursery
We threw on our DIY hats and added the following elements to get this nautical nursery afloat (pun intended):Shiplap on the bottom half of the walls.

Check out the before and after pictures below, and the links to some of the products we used.

How to Install Vertical Shiplap Walls DIY (Easy & Cheap)!

This method for DIY vertical shiplap walls is cheap and easy!Types of Shiplap BoardsTo save money, we chose to do faux shiplap boards using plywood instead of using real shiplap wood boards, like we did on our DIY shiplap ceiling and our DIY vertical shiplap wall from floor to ceiling, which are more expensive.We just did a vertical shiplap half wall, so more like vertical shiplap wainscoting.

How to Install Vertical Shiplap Walls DIY (Easy & Cheap)!
Let me know what you think of this how to install vertical shiplap tutorial or if you have any questions below!

Don’t forget to check out our vertical shiplap from floor to ceiling with real shiplap boards too as another install option!

DIY Shiplap Wall

I put it off for years and finally last week had the time and the guts to tackle a DIY shiplap wall.Paint one strip, leave on box, move to next strip and paint.Once you’re finished with second strip, first strip is dry enough to move to grass.You will need to make sure your shiplap strip is as close to the top of the wall as possible but still level.

DIY Shiplap Wall
After each board was mounted, I just painted underneath the shiplap to cover the unfinished base and to paint the wall.

shiplap Archives

Vertical Shiplap is an easy way to update your space and make it comfortable and homey.The upstairs windows needed a frame to tie the vertical shiplap together and make it look cohesive.My biggest mistake during this project was precutting the shiplap boards for the first wall.

shiplap Archives
All of the walls I installed vertical shiplap on had power outlets and/or light switches.Next, I added paintable caulk to all of the vertical shiplap and trim edges.

Christmas Mudroom & Santa Wall

*affiliate links usedWhen the Santa pictures are up on our shiplap display wall it’s officially Christmas at our house!I’m sharing our Christmas mudroom, Santa wall and stairs today.A fun little section of our house that gets the most day to day traffic!

Christmas Mudroom & Santa Wall
:)This was my Santa picture wall last year.

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10 Shiplap Bathroom Wall Ideas for Your Bathroom Refresh

You can opt for a traditional horizontal planked wall, vertical shiplap, classic white shiplap, or even painted shiplap.You’ll be inspired to update your bathroom with these pretty shiplap bathroom wall ideas!

10 Shiplap Bathroom Wall Ideas for Your Bathroom Refresh
Consider PVC Shiplap Over Wood PlanksPVC shiplap is a plastic version of wood shiplap which ought to eliminate most of the concerns that come with choosing traditional wood planks.Floor to Ceiling Shiplap in a Farmhouse BathThis beautiful Farmhouse Bathroom with Shiplap from Jenna Kate Design is the quintessential farmhouse look.

Shiplap EverywhereThis Wall to Wall Shiplap in a Farmhouse Bathroom from Home Like You Mean It is a bathroom that is truly covered in shiplap!

How to Make a Beautiful Vertical Shiplap Half Wall

This week I took on a vertical shiplap half wall in my bathroom.I didn’t use wood for a vertical shiplap half wall.

How to Make a Beautiful Vertical Shiplap Half Wall
How to Make a Vertical Shiplap Half Wall in a BathroomFirst off, let’s talk about shiplap in a bathroom.Vertical Shiplap Half Wall TutorialStep 1: Cut your BoardsFirst cut your 8′ 1 x 6 boards in half using a miter saw.Your Beautiful Vertical Shiplap Half Wall is Done!

Shiplap Display Wall (through the seasons)

:)Once upon a time there was one shiplap display wall..There is no right/wrong size for a shiplap display wall.I know this because I made this shiplap display wall up which means that I get to make the rules.

Shiplap Display Wall (through the seasons)
Rule #1 – there is no right/wrong size for a shiplap display wall.So those are my two shiplap display walls through the seasons!

Christmas Hallway Decor and Gifts for Boys!

This is supposed to be in the shape of a Christmas tree in case you can’t tell.I usually display these on my hallway door attached to burlap ribbon.

Christmas Hallway Decor and Gifts for Boys!
I decided to keep our Christmas cards close and jut attach them to this hallway door.7 – Percy Jackson 5 Book Box Set – We haven’t read these yet but they have rave reviews and my friend’s boys love them so a fun gift for Kole this year!

15 – Foosball Table – This is the Foosball table we gave Kole for his birthday and have in our playroom.

Hallway/Mudroom decor and last minute gifts!

;) And I’ll be sharing more decor when I have time this week, but really – didn’t Christmas week sneak up quickly!?I added garland (attached it like I did in my kitchen) and put up our beloved Santa pics we’ve had taken through the years.And then this adorable HO HO HO pillow to my bench!I added another HO HO HO pillow (just love them!)I found so may fun things and love everything on the two gift guides below!

The Horse Farm Project: Guest Bedroom Makeover

Today, we’re sharing the space at The Horse Farm Project that underwent probably the biggest change of all the rooms.Just to give you a quick backstory, this bedroom was previously decorated in soft blues, whites and yellows.During that same time, the new flooring was also being installed and we had started pulling together the rest of the elements for the room makeover.

The Horse Farm Project: Guest Bedroom Makeover
As far as the accessories we used on the nightstand, the homeowner wanted to keep everything simple and we were totally on board.I know there have been a lot of pictures in this post, so, here’s another look at the guest bedroom before…and after…I hope these tips have helped!

How to Add Shiplap to Your Bathroom Space

Shiplap PlansIn a perfect world, I would shiplap the entire bathroom, but there were a few roadblocks and a few uncertainties that urged me to shiplap halfway up the wall instead.Miter Saw (love this one)PrimerWhite PaintRoller + Paint Brush50 cents in Nickels (to act as spacers)Step 1: Get plywood cut down (free at Lowe’s!)

How to Add Shiplap to Your Bathroom Space
I didn’t mind the slight difference because that tiny piece of wood is behind the toilet and is barely noticeable.I wasn’t careful about painting the top ledge of the shiplap because I’m obviously repainting the rest of the bathroom (once the bathroom fixture and outlets are changed).

Oh, and if you want to shiplap an entire wall, come check out this shiplap wall in my office.

DIY Shiplap Wall Plank Treatment Tutorial — Nina Hendrick

Learn how to create a budget-friendly DIY shiplap wall using plywood for a fraction of the cost of pre-made shiplap.If you’re looking for a unique and stylish way to spruce up your living space, a DIY shiplap wall can be a great option.

DIY Shiplap Wall Plank Treatment Tutorial — Nina Hendrick
In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create your own DIY shiplap wall with a few simple steps!

If you’re considering this for any space that might be damp or have moisture, I also have a tutorial for a DIY shiplap wall bathroom installation with PVC boards.DIY Shiplap Wall Tutorial Print If you're looking for a way to give your home a timeless, beautiful look without breaking the bank, try making a DIY shiplap wall with plywood.

How to DIY Faux Shiplap Without Spending a Fortune

It didn’t hurt that I managed to DIY faux shiplap for a fraction of the cost to get the look I wanted.I realized with this makeover that I was more or less keeping the chair rail because it was already there and that adding more molding to make the chair rail make sense felt more like a band-aid instead of a solution.So I began the (not-so-painstakingly) process of removing the chair rail from our walls and also from the surrounding columns.

How to DIY Faux Shiplap Without Spending a Fortune
That’s when an article I’d written for Better Homes and Garden.com, 8 Shiplap Walls That Gave Us Major Home Goals, came to mind and I realized that a DIY Faux Shiplap wall was the perfect solution and it cost me less than $100 to do it!Here’s how to DIY faux shiplap without spending a fortune.

DIY Shiplap Wall: Cheap and Easy Tutorial for Beginners

Related: Easy DIY Wall MouldingCreating a DIY shiplap wall cheap is easier than you might think.Step 8: Paint the Shiplap WallTo finish the shiplap wall, you will need to apply primer and paint in the whatever color you want.Shiplap Wall TransformationAfter the shiplap was dry, we painted the upper part of the walls gray to contrast the pretty white wall treatment.

DIY Shiplap Wall: Cheap and Easy Tutorial for Beginners
Related: Powder Room MakeoverCreating a shiplap wall is a perfect DIY project for beginners.More Feature Wall IdeasCheap and Easy DIY Shiplap Wall Tutorial for Beginners

How to Hang Burlap on Walls

I had the crazy idea to hang burlap on my walls and call it wallpaper- turns out, it actually looks pretty good!MaterialsBurlapCornstarchWaterPushpinsBurlap-Colored Nail Polish or Paint SampleHow to Hang Burlap on WallsStep 1: Make the “Glue”I attached the burlap to my wall using a cornstarch/water mixture.

How to Hang Burlap on Walls
FAQsCan you paint burlap walls?

I think it’d be easier to pull off the burlap then paint rather than paint on top of the burlap walls.I think it looks fantastic, and the burlap walls were the perfect thing for it!

Easy DIY Shiplap Wall — Capturing Wonderland

Whatever your design plan is a DIY shiplap wall can fit into any style or wall color!There are several great choices that are inexpensive options for creating an easy DIY shiplap wall.

Easy DIY Shiplap Wall — Capturing Wonderland
Faux Shiplap Wall Plywood Shiplap Walls, Plywood Underlayment, and Luan Plywood.

Though you can make a shiplap wall in different ways with wood or stick-on wallpaper the least expensive version of a DIY shiplap wall is actually made by painting a black line.If this is your first time installing a DIY shiplap wall, I recommend taking the easy way.

How to Create an Accent Wall with Shiplap

No matter which walls you're looking to dress up, shiplap is a stylish option to consider.The manner in which they're hung is intended to resemble exterior shiplap walls.

How to Create an Accent Wall with Shiplap
Shiplap walls can be used to create a focal point in any room and can play up the rustic look with a few simple accessories.

How to Measure a Wall for ShiplapMeasuring your wall for shiplap is the first step for a successful installation.Proper wall measurements will allow you to calculate the amount of shiplap needed to ensure a proper fit.

35 Vertical Shiplap Wall Ideas

35 Vertical Shiplap Wall Ideas; Shiplap wall decor can really transform your rustic home!Here are some vertical shiplap wall ideas for your house decor!

35 Vertical Shiplap Wall Ideas
Just like horizontal shiplap walls, vertical shiplap walls are a great way to add texture and character to a space.

Let's jump into some vertical shiplap wall ideas, shall we?!35 Beautiful Vertical Shiplap Wall Ideas:Vertical Shiplap Walls in KitchensIf you like the look of shiplap walls, adding them to your kitchen is a great way to add texture and style.

How to Plank a Wall (DIY Shiplap)

For the purposes of this tutorial, I do use shiplap and planks interchangeably, but our wall is truly a plank wall made to resemble a tongue-and-groove shiplap.How to Plank a Wall FAQs:Before I jump into our step-by-step process on how to plank a wall, here are some commonly asked questions that might help you if you are considering a DIY shiplap wall.How to Plank a Wall Step-by-Step Process:Below are the materials, tools, and exact process we took to achieve our plank wall or DIY shiplap.

How to Plank a Wall (DIY Shiplap)
How to Plank a Wall (DIY Shiplap) Print Follow these steps to learn how to plank a wall in your house for a fixer-upper feel!Tape off your plank wall and paint: Using a frog tape or painter's tape, tape off your plank wall.

Half Black (and Green) Walls

I’ve been digging half walls, especially black ones for quite a while now.So, I’m going to play with paint and create a high contrast, two toned effect with just some blue painters tape.My gut says I should go black, because it’s as high contrast as you can go.Do you have any theories on whether a high contrast half wall will make the walls and ceiling appear higher or lower?I feel like keeping the lower half dark and the upper half white won’t weigh the room down too much.

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