The How To is finally here on our DIY Shiplap Wall Hack that I am so in love with! You guys, thank you for following along as we tried this out. I am so happy it worked and looks so good. We spent only $60 on all the wood you see here for all 3 walls we wrapped!
How did we do it? With a TON of research. We read a lot of blog posts and watched a few How To videos. I have attached a link to a great How To video below for your more visual learners. We did a few things differently than he did but you will get the general idea.
Our DIY Shiplap Wall Hack
Wood – We used Underlayment or Luan. Very cheap and you can grab it at Lowes or Home Depot. We did not line up the planks, we staggered them.
Supplies – We ripped the boards ourself using a Kreg Rip-Cut attached to our Skill Saw. This makes a DIY table saw that is cheap! But you can also ask your local hardware store to cut it for you. A friend told me Home Depot cut her's for free. Also we used tile spacers to space our boards. And we did sand, putty and calk like he suggested in the video above. We also used a Nail Gun to attach the wood to the walls. We used some wood glue to attach the Luan to each other at the corners.
Painting – after researching and reading (and hearing) nightmare stories about the cracks filling with paint we decided to Prime, Sand, then Paint all with a Paint Sprayer and it was perfection. We had 0 problems with the spaces filling with paint. Easy Peasy! We used Sherwin Williams ProMar 200 in Creamy.
If you have not watched the time lapse at the top, you totally should. It's fun to watch our DIY Shiplap Wall Hack go up! The photos below take you from the very beginning through the Shiplap completion. Once we decorate and put in the double doors I will swing back with an update.
Thank you for following along. If you have any questions please comment here, on social media or email us [email protected] I don't promise we will have an answer, but we can at least chat! Have a beautiful day!