This is one of my most favorite projects I think i have ever done. We have a beautiful house that we built this past year with a wonderful company. I have gone through the house in my head room by room to create custom things and this is one of my first projects I decided to do. So my husband went out of the country and I always come up with some project to keep me busy. This project turned out so good
I started out by going to Home depot and got this wood. (15/32 inch plywood). I had the home depot guy cut it down to 6 inch planks. My ceiling is 18 feet tall and I used about 5 sheets.
Below is the trim I got to finish out the edges.
Next, is pretty simple. I measure how long to wood should be and cut all the pieces going up.
Once all that was cut I got my nail gun and nailed them up. The important thing to shiplap is the SPACE in between the boards. I used NICKLES to be my spacers. It was pretty simple.
Yes I was determine to finish this project in 1 night. My kids were all in bed and homework was done. I had 3 more boards left and man was this high.
Lesson I learned is paint the boards ahead of time before hanging them this high. So glad I did that. Made it alot easier so i didn’t have to get so high to cut in.
Once I finished the boards It was time to trim and paint. I tested the paint to how I liked it. On all the edges I just nailed the trim to frame out the shiplap. Most shiplap is done in white but I wanted something dramatic going up my fireplace. I used Olymipa “Knights Armor” flat paint. I love this color.
I really loved how it turned out. I ended up painting my picture to contrast the white stone fireplace and just kinda got stuff I had around the house to display everything. The tobacco basket and wreath at the top came from Hobby Lobby. I custom made the farmhouse sign and everything else I have had for a long time.
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