February 20, 2017

SUPER EASY DIY Shiplap Wall Tutorial

Good Morning Friends!

I am super excited to share the EASIEST shiplap tutorial, like, ever!

Re-doing my entry way has been on my to-do list for far too long. Client orders take precedence over projects for my own home and it just seems like there are never enough hours in the day.

Thankfully, this project can be completed in one Sunday afternoon! So grab a cup of coffee and follow along.


1/4" Plywood (I used sanded aspen it was on sale for 50% off, it was nice and smooth)

Can of Behr Paint in Pure White Satin Finish

1" Brad Nails

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer

3x  8 FT 1 x 6" Pine Boards (optional)

Stud Finder




I had home depot rip down my plywood into 8 FT long x 8" tall strips. You can totally choose your desired width. I squared up the first plank, used the stud finder to find the studs and nailed in the plank. Check your plank is level. Then I used a dime as a spacer. Repeat until finished. Then I began to apply the paint. I knew I was going to trim out the sides so I left them unpainted #lazyDIY for the win! My planks took 3 coats to fully cover.


Then, you  need to decide what kind of shiplapper you are. (New buzz word, it's super fetch, watch for it) Type A - Super clean, modern finish or Type B - Rustic, distressed finish. I chose B. I wanted a more authentic feel so I did not fill my nail holes and I also distressed the planks.

I'm crazy obsessed with how it turned out. It makes the space feel so much bigger and I love how bright and welcoming it is. For the shelving, I just purchased the brackets from home depot and stained a 1 x 8 pine board in classic grey. I feel like I want to shiplap ALL THE THINGS now!

If you try a shiplap project in your home I'd love to see it! Feel free to tag me on Instagram @timberandgray