Jen and Ben

DIY Faux Farmhouse Shiplap

DIY Faux Farmhouse Shiplap

Approximate cost: $60

    Materials:

  1. 3 Sheets of Hardwood Plywood 
  2. 2 Quarters
  3. 1 1/4 " Nails (for Nail gun)

   Tools :

  1. Nail gun
  2. Miter Saw
  3. Tape Measure
  4. Stud Finder
  5. Pencil
  6. Level
Here's our before Pic. Enjoy the journey!

Here's our before Pic. Enjoy the journey!

We Started by Painting the wall white, since our shiplap will be white.  (NOTE: the small cracks between each plank will be showing the color of your wall.)  After we painted, we measured the wall(s) to determine how many sheets of hardwood plywood you’ll need. { TIP: We went to home depot because we knew they’d be able to cut each sheet into 6” strips for free, bonus!. }

We Started by Painting the wall white, since our shiplap will be white.  (NOTE: the small cracks between each plank will be showing the color of your wall.)  After we painted, we measured the wall(s) to determine how many sheets of hardwood plywood you’ll need.

{ TIP: We went to home depot because we knew they’d be able to cut each sheet into 6” strips for free, bonus!. }

Next, Use your stud finder on the wall to find where the studs are, this is the spot where you’re going to nail the the plywood up. Mark the studs on the wall with a line using your pencil.

Next, Use your stud finder on the wall to find where the studs are, this is the spot where you’re going to nail the the plywood up. Mark the studs on the wall with a line using your pencil.

Start at the top of your wall with your first 6” plywood strip. We used a level for the first piece because our ceiling wasn’t completely level. For spacing the strips, we used 2 quarters to help. { TIP: We also recommend sanding the edges (it is optional) to make it a bit smoother! }

Start at the top of your wall with your first 6” plywood strip. We used a level for the first piece because our ceiling wasn’t completely level. For spacing the strips, we used 2 quarters to help.

{ TIP: We also recommend sanding the edges (it is optional) to make it a bit smoother! }

Continue to put up your 6” strips cutting them to size with your miter saw. As you can tell it helps A LOT to have a helper ;)  NOTE:  (If you have a large wall that your plywood can’t fit all the way across, we recommend staggering the boards and using different lengths to create a random pattern.) 

Continue to put up your 6” strips cutting them to size with your miter saw. As you can tell it helps A LOT to have a helper ;) 

NOTE:  (If you have a large wall that your plywood can’t fit all the way across, we recommend staggering the boards and using different lengths to create a random pattern.) 

Cut out for outlets. We used an X-Acto Knife. 

Cut out for outlets. We used an X-Acto Knife. 

Paint over the shiplap with White Paint (or whatever color you decided on) P.s We used Silky white from Home depot). It took us about 3 coats to get it good! 

Paint over the shiplap with White Paint (or whatever color you decided on)

P.s We used Silky white from Home depot). It took us about 3 coats to get it good! 

And VOILA! Farmhouse Here we come!

And VOILA! Farmhouse Here we come!

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