Shiplap (for less!)

#shiplapeverything am I right?!

I love shiplap, especially how beautifully Joanna Gaines works it into her designs on HGTV’s Fixer Upper (one of my favorite shows!), but let’s be honest shiplap, as cute as it might be, is probably a trend.

So, today I’m sharing a way that I have a shiplap look in our house, for less! A few years ago, when I was out ‘junking’ with my mom we saw wooden boards that had been painted and stenciled. ‘How easy!’ I thought… I could totally do that! That Christmas I asked my dad to build me a wooden wall piece; basically four pieces of horizontal wood held together by two pieces of wood vertically on the back. I think my husband thinks I’m crazy when I ask for wood and old windows for Christmas… đŸ™‚

I painted the piece over Christmas Break that year. Here is what it has looked like the past few years in our house:

Look on wall through mirror. 

But, recently, maybe after visiting the Silos, I was ready for a change and one of things I loved about this piece was that with a little paint I can change it up over time. So out to the garage I went with some sandpaper and white paint and here is the finished product:

We are hoping to put a narrow bench in the empty space below — It would be such a perfect place to put our work bags and to kick our shoes underneath when we come in from the garage.

This piece gives the look and feel of shiplap without nailing wooden boards to our walls. I also added the moss T — another decor piece from our wedding reception — for some color and texture in the room. Around the holidays I might add an evergreen wreath, but for now this piece fits our room to the T.

An easy (& affordable) solution to the shiplap wall.

Thanks for reading along this summer!! Have a fabulous day!

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