First DIY of 2016

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I am SO excited to share with you all our first DIY project of 2016. This year has kicked off with a bang and been oh so busy so of course we decided it was a perfect time to kick off a DIY project AND re-paint the entire interior of our home, ha, seriously sometimes I wonder what we are thinking. None the less I am so happy with how this project turned out and it cost less than $60! 

Is anyone else a fan of Fixer Upper? We love this show. The designs, the dynamics of Chip and Joanna's marriage, what they stand for...the whole package! This show has made us a big fan of the farmhouse style and of course, ship-lap. So we decided to create our very own ship-lap wall. 

Getting started on the ship-lap wall with help from the little man.

We have this slanted wall in our hallway that we call our "pallet wall" since that is where we have hung our pallet shelf. We decided it would make the perfect statement wall and ship-lap would do just the trick so we headed to the store and purchased 24 1x6 tongue and groove boards. We then came home and removed the base board and crown molding and got to work. Relatively speaking it was a pretty easy project. 

The most difficult part of the project was reworking the base boards and crown molding to fit back into the slanted back wall once the tongue and groove was installed. Really all it required was hammering one board to another all the way up the wall. After we had the ship-lap installed we caulked between each board and around the baseboard and crown molding. Then we painted. It took one coat of primer and two coats of paint to cover the tongue and groove. Finally we re-hung the pallet wall and TA-DA.

Project ship-lap statement wall complete.

What do you think?

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  1. That wall is awesome! Way to go starting early on the DIY projects for the year!

  2. Love it and y'all make it look so doable!! We have those awful cottage cheese ceilings and have been playing with the idea of ship-lapping our ceilings!

  3. Great looking project, definitely "Magnolia Farms" worthy!

  4. The wall looks beautiful. I have two questions - What did size wood did you put down the sides to "finish" the edges? We have a very similar wall and haven't been able to come up with a solution for the edges. Second - when you say you caulked between each board, can you explain? Wouldn't calking in between each board fill the gap so you wouldn't see that it was "shiplap" (or T&G)? I can still see your "gaps" so I'm just trying to figure out how you used the caulk. Thanks!

    1. Thank you!

      To answer your questions it is a 1x4 board on the sides and we caulked to close any gaps between the boards