I recently joined some of my oh so talented blogging buddies for a $100 room makeover. Yep, you read that right! We were only allowed a budget of $100. Good news is, I came in under budget. I tackled our master bathroom (with the help of my wonderful hubby) and it turned out great if I do say so myself. The biggest change to our master bathroom was the shiplap wall we added and today I am here to show you how to add a shiplap wall to any room.
Supplies Needed for a shiplap wall
- 1×6 untreated pine boards (we used 18, make sure to measure your wall to see how many to buy)
- table saw
- jig saw
- nail gun
- 3 inch brad nails
- gloves and white t-shirt rags to apply stain
We my hubby started by taking off the backsplash on the side of the countertop. I needed his muscles because it was stuck on there good. Some of the countertop ripped off too, but the shiplap covered it, thank goodness!
And the fun begins!
My hubby says he is really tired of my projects becoming his projects, so this time around he showed me how to use the power tools and I did all the work…well most of it. The first thing you want to do is measure the length of your wall and cut your boards to size. Measure twice, cut once. Did I tell you I got to use power tools?!
We started with the board that went against the vanity because of the extra cuts that had to be made to go around the remaining backsplash. Then we worked up to the ceiling and then down to the baseboard. We used a yard stick for spacing between each board. It worked great and slid along the board as I nailed from one end to the other.
I thought about painting the boards white and then I thought about painting them the same color as the rest of the walls. I am sure my hubby was as surprised as I was when I decided to stain it instead. I used Minwax Provincial 211 to stain the boards. Make sure you wear gloves and turn on the exhaust fan or open the windows because it is a bit stinky, to say the least. Our bedroom still smells like stain!
The easiest way to stain such a large amount of space is to use a rag. I used white t-shirt rags.
I love the rustic element this shiplap wall adds to the master bath and I can’t wait to add more pictures to it to really give it an eclectic vibe. I think we are even going to add a shiplap wall to the family room, although it will probably get painted.
I hope you found this helpful and I hope it inspires you to add some character to your home that fits your design style.
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Until next time,