We decided to install vertical shiplap because it’s an easy and affordable DIY project! I love the dimension and character that shiplap adds to a room! Although shiplap is traditionally associated with farmhouse-style homes, I think when installed vertically, it has more of a modern edge. Particularly when paired with a dark, moody paint color!
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Have you ever loved a design feature or wall treatment, but couldn’t figure out how best to incorporate it into your own home? I’ve wanted a shiplap accent wall for some time now but wasn’t sure we were up to the challenge. We have plans to DIY a large shiplap wall in our master bedroom, so updating this nook space in our loft seemed like the perfect mini project to get us started. It took us 3 days to complete this easy DIY vertical shiplap project because of our work and family life. We already had the necessary tools to tackle this project and only needed to purchase materials. At $150, this was a super cost-effective project for us. Your anticipated cost will vary depending on the tools and/or materials you already have, plus whatever you’ll need to purchase.
Choose your Shiplap
Easy DIY Vertical Shiplap Preparation
Easy DIY Vertical Shiplap Installation
Painting Vertical Shiplap
Whenever we’re tackling a painting project, having the right painter’s tape makes all the difference in our finished look. We absolutely love frog tape for the clean, crisp lines we’re able to achieve. I wanted a super moody accent color so I chose Sherwin Williams Iron Ore in an eggshell finish. I’m literally obsessed with this color for the warmth, depth, and contrast it created in this loft nook.
You can always head to your local home improvement store and have them color match any color from a different brand because they usually carry the same paint codes. We had Home Depot color match SW Iron Ore using their Behr paint!
Style and Enjoy your DIY Vertical Shiplap
I really think the texture of the shiplap and my color selection really transformed this nook space. I couldn’t be any happier with the finished project, including the decor pieces I chose to complete the refresh. This easy DIY vertical shiplap project has definitely given us more confidence to get started on our DIY Master Bedroom Shiplap Project!
Is there a project you’ve been meaning to work on or a technique you’ve been meaning to try? Let’s stop doubting ourselves and our capabilities! I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and you just might surprise yourself! If you’re looking for more shiplap projects, then be sure to check out our DIY Shiplap Stairs Nook! Until next time friends!