Tuesday, February 7, 2017

DIY Shiplap for Under $50








Okay, so if you haven't heard of Fixer Upper, or Chip and Joanna Gaines, then you must be living under a rock. Joanna is America's sweetheart and every husband wants to be Chip.

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 Chip Chris made it happen!

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!

9 comments:

  1. This looks great! I have been itching to get some DIY shiplap up in our house too!

    Kourtney @ www.themartinsandthemarines.com

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    1. DO IT! I want it everywhere. Chris is more hesitant, but I've almost got him convinced to do it more places!

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  2. Love this! I saw your post on instagram and I couldn't wait to see how you made it happen. I seriously walk around our home looking for places where I can include shiplap. I'm not quite brave enough to start shiplapping walls but I do plan to attempt to shiplap the back of one of our bookcases this weekend. We'll see how it goes (;

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  3. I love it, Sarah!! It looks great and now you've given me the courage that I think we can attempt this now at our house lol! Also, where is your long curtain rod from? I have been having a hard time finding an over-sized one for our living room that is actually kinda' cute ;)

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    1. Thank you!!! You can. It really wasn't hard at all. Cutting around the fireplace was tricky, but Chris is super handy and had in done in no time!

      We got it at Home Depot! They actually had a good selection.

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  4. LOVE it!! We are wanting to add shiplap above our fireplace, and of course, everywhere else in our house ; )

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  5. LOVE this! It turned out so good and looks perfect around the fireplace! Makes we want to add some in our house :)

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  6. Looks amazing and sounds so easy!!! Question...what size (length) of brad nails did you use?

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    1. Thank you!! It was so easy once we got around the fireplace. 1 1/4 finishing nails.

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