Including us. We want to be Chip and JoJo, so we were...for a weekend.
I've wanted shiplap ever since we first started watching Fixer Upper and my
We went to Home Depot and bought the reallyyyy thin plywood called underlayment for $11.99 a sheet. We bought several sheets because we (Chris doesn't know it yet!) plan to do shiplap behind our bed as well, but we only needed about one and a half sheets for the fireplace wall. We had Home Depot rip the wood into 6 inch sections.
When we got home, I sanded down the edges because they are pretty splintery.
After that, it was all measuring and cutting! Chris did an amazing job working around the mantle. We used our brad nailer and nailed the boards into the studs.
Once all the boards were up, I slapped on one coat of paint and called it a day! The paint is not full coverage, but I like that it looks slightly distressed.
Now I am addicted and want it everywhere. Good thing we bought plenty of wood and paint:)
We have big plans for this room. Mount the tv, add scones, new coffee table, add wall decor, and finish that stinkin' tv cabinet. I will keep you all updated as we progress.
What do you think? Do you have shiplap?
PS: don't mind the crooked sign, off centered wicker chest, or the fact that we still haven't attached the doors to our tv cabinet. Shiplap was a priority, people!