Another Faux Shiplap tutorial! I’m becoming quite obsessed with shiplap and how it adds so much dimension to a room. My “Rustic Glam Nursery” is the 3rd room in my house that I’ve added it to. You can see my entire Nursery HERE.
I last gave a tutorial for my Office. For that room I only did 1 accent wall.
You can check out the full office reveal HERE. For my “Rustic Glam Nursery” I decided to add shiplap to the entire room but only half way up.
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To replicate this look you’ll need the following:
- 4 pcs of under-layment Plywood (1/4” thick x 4-ft x 8-ft), I bought these from Lowe’s about $25 each
- Window or Door Casing 2 1/2” wide, I needed about 5 pieces for my room.
- Nail Gun
- Air Compressor, I use this one.
- 1 1/4” nails
- Sanding Blocks
The first step is to cut/rip the plywood into 6″ wide strips. I had Lowe’s do it for me. I lightly sanded the edges before installing.
I prepped my walls with a coat of primer since they were aqua and I didn’t want the color to show through. I then installed my 1st piece right above the existing base molding. You can see below that my 1st piece required me to cut out a notch for the outlet. I just used a chisel and hammered the wood to get the notch. Sorry, no pics here; but since the wood is only 1/4″ thick this method works really easy. Plus, keep in mind it doesn’t need to be a clean cut since your outlet cover will cover it.
Next, I used pennies to act as a spacer. Once the first 2 pieces were up the rest was easy.
I kept adding the plywood strips to the rest of the room on all walls. I made each wall 8 strips tall.
Once everything is secure its time to Spackle the nail holes and caulk all the seams. I also caulked all the corner seams.
After the Spackle is dry I used the sanding blocks to sand any excess Spackle off. You’ll want to make sure the caulk is completely dry before painting.
Time to paint! I used Valspar Signature Flat Latex Interior Paint – Bistro White.
I have 2 tips for painting the shiplap. First, if you use a roller then this extra texture might happen. So I would roll a couple rows then quickly used a paint brush to make it smooth. 2nd tip is to use a skewer stick or toothpick to get the paint out of the seams.
Here’s 1 wall all painted white.
For my walls I used Valspar Signature Flat Latex Interior Paint – Notre Dame (Grey). Here’s the shiplap all complete.
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