Shiplap

 Lets talk shiplap. I know many of you may be tired of it but I still love it and this is a common question both my husband and I get asked about often. Below I will show the materials we use and the easiest way to do it.


This is our dinning room, the first room we put up shiplap three almost four years ago. Jason installs it himself and with this particular room he painted it, sprayed it to be exact. It is by far the best looking ship lap in the house. I think it looks so good when it is painted with a paint sprayer vs. a paint brush and roller.  I found this out after I rolled a shiplap wall in the kitchen.  


Ok, let's move onto the material we use. To get the best bang for our buck we buy a 4' by 8' sheet of plywood that is 1/4" thick. Sometimes if you are lucky you can get the guys at Lowes to cut in down into planks for you for free but other times they say they are not suppose to do that. More than likely you will have to cut them down yourself but its always worth a shot to ask. After they are cut into the width you would like it is best to take a piece of sand paper and sand the edges real quick. Jason then puts up the shiplap with his nail gun. Below you can see what it looks like before it is painted. He also then fills the holes and edges with caulking. You don't have to fill the holes but he likes the look of it better this way.


Here in the living room we have been working on a vertical ship lap wall which is a little different but fun.





This is a view of the shiplap wall in the kitchen. 
I love how different textures on walls can add some fun personality. 

I think that sums up the shiplap, it is actually really easy to do and if you use the plywood it doesn't break the bank. If you have access to a paint sprayer I would go that route too. So tell me, are you still into shiplap or over that trend?  

 

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