Faux Shiplap

I'm all about creating timeless and unique spaces for my clients. I just finished this beautiful kitchen redesign, which allowed me to incorporate some of my favorite DIY projects. For instance, we used Faux Beams to add a rustic element to this farmhouse kitchen design. I also made these really cool expensive Roman Shades that I sewed myself and we put shiplap on the walls to give this once outdated kitchen a country look. I know what you're thinking, shiplap? is way too expensive? Especially if you're planning on using it to cover the majority of your walls. Well, I found an inexpensive version to get the look of shiplap, but on a smaller budget. It's a super easy process. Don't worry I will show you how.

BEFORE

BEFORE

RANGE WALL BEFORE PHOTO

RANGE WALL BEFORE PHOTO

Here are the supplies you'll need: Before you get started you will need to run to your local hardware store, I went to Home Depot and picked up 8'x 4' sheets of Plywood. which cost only around 11$ per sheet. make sure it's 1/4'' thick.  You'll need to have the sheets cut into 6'' strips and don't worry if you don't own a saw. Home Depot can cut the sheets for you for a small price. Once the strips are cut I decided I wanted a clean look when the panels are up, so I sanded down the edges, but you can definitely have it look more rustic and country if you choose not to sand the edges.

Here are the supplies you'll need:

Before you get started you will need to run to your local hardware store, I went to Home Depot and picked up 8'x 4' sheets of Plywood. which cost only around 11$ per sheet. make sure it's 1/4'' thick.  You'll need to have the sheets cut into 6'' strips and don't worry if you don't own a saw. Home Depot can cut the sheets for you for a small price. Once the strips are cut I decided I wanted a clean look when the panels are up, so I sanded down the edges, but you can definitely have it look more rustic and country if you choose not to sand the edges.

In order to get that perfect little space in between the shiplap panels. You will need to use Nickels as spacers.

In order to get that perfect little space in between the shiplap panels. You will need to use Nickels as spacers.

The next step is to nail down the shiplap panels. I used a nail gun and air compressor, which was super easy to use. You can also use adhesive for a stronger bond with the walls and shiplap panels. I should mention you will definitely need lots and lots of nails depending on how much shiplap you are putting up your walls.

The next step is to nail down the shiplap panels. I used a nail gun and air compressor, which was super easy to use. You can also use adhesive for a stronger bond with the walls and shiplap panels. I should mention you will definitely need lots and lots of nails depending on how much shiplap you are putting up your walls.

Now it's time to fill those nail holes with wood spackle, but again depending if you want the panels to look aged and distressed, You can just leave the nail hole exposed. I went with filling the nail holes for a more polished contemporary farmhouse style look.  

Now it's time to fill those nail holes with wood spackle, but again depending if you want the panels to look aged and distressed, You can just leave the nail hole exposed. I went with filling the nail holes for a more polished contemporary farmhouse style look.  

The fun part begins! I used a beautiful dark grey color on the walls called Zinc Dust By Kelly Moore. I painted two coats just to be on the safe side. I know wood soaks up the paint, so two coats did the job. I applied the rich dark color by using a four inch roller and a small thin paint brush to get in between the shiplap horizontal gaps. Excuse the Speaker and coffee, I definitely needed music and coffee to keep me going on this long painting process. Here's the Big Reveal!

The fun part begins! I used a beautiful dark grey color on the walls called Zinc Dust By Kelly Moore. I painted two coats just to be on the safe side. I know wood soaks up the paint, so two coats did the job. I applied the rich dark color by using a four inch roller and a small thin paint brush to get in between the shiplap horizontal gaps. Excuse the Speaker and coffee, I definitely needed music and coffee to keep me going on this long painting process.

Here's the Big Reveal!

The Big Reveal !!!
For more design inspiration please checkout my Instagram page @CesarChavezDesign and don't forget to Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more inexpensive DIY projects and design tips @designedby.CesarChavezand Remember You can Design the Home of your Dreams at any budget!

For more design inspiration please checkout my Instagram page @CesarChavezDesign and don't forget to Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more inexpensive DIY projects and design tips @designedby.CesarChavezand Remember You can Design the Home of your Dreams at any budget!

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