Guysssss. You know how I told you about this international web designer I hired to fix some off centered ads earlier on today? You know how they screwed up my blog? Well… they went back on after I fixed it all & did it all over again. AH. SO I’ve changed all my passwords, and I probably wont hire any international not-english-speaking people again. ( No offence ) but, I already don’t really understand coding that well, and not being able to communicate with the person is pretty scary.
SO. Here I am, both of my newest blogs were deleted as I had to refresh my website to the previous day before the developer changed everything.
So lets get into the shiplaping part of this blog before my head explodes!
Shiplap, I’ve literally for so long wanted shiplap walls. But the thing is, we’ve always been in rentals and no landlord wants 100’s of little nail holes in their walls, right? So I got to thinking.. what if we made an extra large piece of shiplap decor that basically hung on the wall? Only a two nails, instead of hundreds and best yet, it would look like it was actually on the wall. Something you’ve got to know about shiplap for us DIY’ers is that we use 1/4″ plywood for our shiplap. Not only does this weight very little, but it’s dirt cheap so you can be glad that this “art” wont rip out of the wall once it’s hung.
We made a little cut out in our decor piece so our outlet could pop out as I do plan to put lamps in this space some day down the road when Glen builds me a new console.
One thing you must know about shiplap is that you have to use a dime, quarter or penny to space out your boards. If you do not, it wont look like shiplap at all. Plywood sits fairly flush with each other so you want to make sure that you space it with money.
Secondly, when painting it, use a roller. I used a paint brush, and I had to scrape out between the boards after I was done because paint got stuck inside.
Thirdly, your shiplap will need three coats to completely cover. This is the time extensive part. Actually cutting and putting up the shiplap takes under an hour and under 20 bucks!
Looks cute, right? If wanting to make this yourself, hop on over to Design, Dining & Diapers to learn how!
Hope y’all are having an awesome week and stay close because I will be posting some exciting things this week!