Several months ago I completed a shiplap feature wall in my Master Bedroom. I’ve been meaning to do a blog post about it…but…well…I got really busy….and quit frankly I really don’t have very good pictures. The perfect pictures are never going to happen… so, I grabbed the few I have off my phone. The wall was SUPER easy and really made a huge difference in the room!
Here is my room before. It is painted Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue. I love the color, but it is just so blue! I wanted to break up the blue with some white.
I splurged and bought the Ryobi Air Strike Brad Nailer from Home Depot. I had been wanting one for awhile and this seemed like a good time to go for it. Next, I purchased 4 sheets of 1/4″ plywood at Home Depot for $13.97 each and had them cut it into 6 inch wide planks. Some of the edges were a little splintery so I sanded them down slightly with my power sander.
I did not plan out some perfect pattern. I just randomly staggered the boards, making cuts as I went along. The boards were so lightweight and easy to hang! I even let my 11 year old get in on the nailing action. I did not paint the wall white first. I debated on that. I was wondering if you would see the blue through the cracks. I’m glad I did not waste my time doing that! I can’t see any blue peeking through.
I had LOTS going on in my life when I was trying to get this done…so, I will admit that it took about 2 weeks to get all the boards up. Some days I would just nail about 3 boards at a time. You could easily get this project done in a day or two if you had the time.
I then hand brushed 3 coats of white paint I already had, Sherwin Williams Snowbound in Satin. I’m sure rolling would have worked too. I didn’t have any rollers and I prefer hand brushing because I could push the paint down into the seams.
The mirror over the bed was free from a friend who was done with it. It was painted in gold craft paint when it arrived at my house.
I painted it with a few coats of Annie Sloan Graphite and then washed some Pearl Plaster from Artisan Enhancements over it.
I also added some white curtains from Wayfair (a terrible picture!) and they really made a huge difference. Now I”m shopping for a chair for the corner and getting stuff hung back on the walls! It seems everything takes me a long time to finish these days!
The shiplap was super easy and super cheap! I would definitely do it again….maybe I will some where else in the house!