dining room shiplap
modern farmhouse shiplap
From the moment I seen this wall (way back in the building phase) I knew it HAD to make a statement. My mind right away went to SHIPLAP! I love the way it adds texture to a wall and THIS space was the perfect spot to try it out!
This weekend we headed out to our second home (HomeDepot) and picked up some shiplap! They actually have several different options available in store. These planks come in a variety of different sizes and widths. I ended up selecting an 8 inch width board however, they also come in 6 inches. My suggestion is whatever width you select, you continue throughout your home.
tips & getting started
A great tip before you get started is to paint the edge of the wall where your installing! Having to go back and paint between a small space is very time consuming and hard to do, so make it easy for yourself! Unfortunately, I learned the hard way!!
My hubby also marked the studs with a straight line down the wall so we knew where to nail down. Along with myself painting the top edge of each board. Once the board was up on the wall (nail gun and adhesive calk), I went back and painted the bottom edge before installing the next board. After the first few boards, we definitely got into a nice groove! Don’t forget to fill the nail holes!!
The color I ended up using is the same black I already have in my home. It’s on our butler’s pantry cabinets and our kitchen island, so the color choice for me was a no brainier! Plus, I’ve always said my favorite color is B L A C K!!! With all the white I have in my home, a color like black helps to ground the room. Another great tip I went with a “flat” paint. The shiplap in itself is a statement, so I didn’t want to add any “extra” AKA – a sheen to the paint.
All our boards were cut, painted, and up on the wall at the end of Saturday. We actually ended the day with a second trip back to Home Depot to pick up our trim boards for the top, sides, and bottom baseboard. Then Sunday, we finished painting all the boards, trimmed out the whole wall, cleaned up and put everything back.
I’m really happy on how this statement wall turned out!
I’m already brainstorming on where and how I can use shiplap again in our new home. Although, before I start to tackle anymore walls . . . I’m going to focus on getting this dining room together. Hopefully to come will be a new rug, dining room table/chairs, buffet paint update, window treatment, and some fun decor to add to my new favorite space!
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Home décor blog by a self proclaimed interior decorator who specializes in a Modern Transitional Farmhouse style.