I spent part of my childhood living in an old farmhouse with shiplapped walls. As a child, of course, I didn’t know that is what they were called, I just knew I loved that house and pretty much everything about it. I have wanted to do some faux shiplap for some time, and the hubby and I finally got to it the last few days. The prep took a few hours, but installation took about 6 hours, including the cuts.
This is what the wall looked like before we started. Ignore the messy bar, we live here. 🙂
This project actually started a while back when we went to Home Depot and bought some thin plywood. I think it was called underlayment, and was about $12 for a 4′ x 8′ sheet. We had them cut 6″ strips while we were there, as we don’t have a table saw.
We sanded the edges to get a smoother finish, but left them a bit rough. I mixed up some stain- I used Minwax Driftwood and added some Minwax Ebony to it- and stained the pieces.
I wiped on a coat of poly, just to seal the finish.
Then we began nailing it to the wall. The walls have a texture to them, so we put a stripe of Liquid Nails on the back to help attach to the wall.
Here is the top portion all complete. I love the barn look and the unevenness of color.
And here is the finished wall. I need to paint the molding under the bar white, to match the other trim, it was painted the same as the wall color before.
We love how it came out! I even cleaned the bar off. 😉