Tuesday, March 21, 2017

DIY Faux Shiplap


Shiplap is the greatest thing to hit home décor! With four children, two under the age of two, it's just not easy to cut planks & all that jazz right now. Hopefully some day in the future we can install real shiplap, but for now this is the next best thing for us!

It started out as using a black color pencil and I could have stopped there! It looked great with the color pencil lines! It went really fast and that's what I wanted.



Here are several images with the color pencil! I wish I would have stopped there. It was softer than with the black paint.





I ordered new handles for all the doors but they haven't arrived yet.
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I was going to paint the doors and trim in "Bright White" by Behr but decided to keep everything the same color in Behr "Falling Snow."

What the doors looked like not painted!! It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do!





It's not perfect but I'm happy with the end result! It has livened up this space so much and it makes me happy to walk into this hallway now.
I used a fine tip paint brush and painted over the color pencil lines by hand. The lines ane not perfect so you might want to tape off lines if you want them perfect. This step would have taken me too long so, I did it by hand.

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This is how I did the lines. This is a small area so using a sewing tape measure was perfect for all the little areas. It's flexible and easy to use with just one hand.

Start by measuring from the ground up, I did 7." I think 8" is typical but this was a small space & 8" seemed too large.



Make a mark on one side of your wall & then do the other side.



I would then hold the tape measure across to both lines and draw it across.




I would then fill in the line darker with the color pencil!


I did paint the baseboards and trim after this picture!

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The rest of the images are with the black painted lines. I just used a fine tip paint brush and went over all of the color pencil.....wish I didn't:(


I made the "be still & know" sign above the door. It's from one of my favorite bible quotes.

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The rug is from Target, the chalkboard sign is from Kirkland's & I bought the baskets on the wall from a yard sale.


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What do you all think? My husband doesn't like it...lol
If you can't have the real thing, fake it! For now I would rather have this than nothing. It has added so much life to this small space and looks good from every angle now.



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