Saturday, March 18, 2017

I love how amazing this faux shiplap looks.

When I ran across this nesting box, I decided I wanted to use it in my little mini-shop to display the farmhouse wares that I had been working on.  I knew it would require some rearranging and I felt that shiplap walls would be just the ticket.  The thought of cutting the wood and installing was daunting in itself.  Not to mention to cost.  So I did a little more research and found that some very creative ladies had just taped off the lines and painted with black paint.  A much more cost effective choice.   As I was getting all my trusty tools together, I realized that I would need a pretty massive amount of painter's tape.  This stuff isn't cheap either.  Keep in mind that this space is a rental and I would be covering over a lot of the walls with this nesting box and other items for sale.  Then I thought, why not just draw the lines on with a sharpie marker.  I decided I'd just give it a try in a non conspicuous space.  I was amazed at how great it looks.  As you've noticed, if you've read any of my blog, I have the real deal in my home.  There are no perfect lines in real shiplap.  Some spaces between the boards are wider and some more narrow.  There is a lot of imperfection and a lot of character.  So it was easy to create faux lines with a marker and if I made a mistake, that is just the charm of shiplap.  To see all the instructions on how easy and cheap this technique is, go to my page DIY projects.


Here are a few more pictures of the space once it was completed. 
I originally thought, I'd only do this technique in a space such as this.  Now that the project is complete, I'd do this in a home without any hesitation. 

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