When our kiddos were little bitty we would sit them in down on their birthday and put all of their wrapped presents in front of them. Some children make a bee-line for the present nearest them and some sit and try to decide which one to open first.
I was the child that went for the biggest and shiniest present with the largest bow.
Go for the gusto.
That is how I am feeling about sharing with you regarding our Master Bedroom makeover. We have been working like mad people on this room and the bathroom that adjoins it and I want to show you my favorite part first.
But I’ve decided that the time has come to talk to you about my favorite part of the whole room!!
Adding ship lap was an easy way to add a little bit of farmhouse to our ‘new’ house. I have been wanting to do this for a long time and was a little intimidated to tackle the job. Just so you know, we are not big wood-workers. We have several tools, but our skill level is moderate. So, if I can do it, you can too.
So here’s how I got this fabulous ship lap wall:
Step one: make 436 runs to Lowes to get all of your supplies.
You know it’s true.
I measured my wall and did a little math to figure out how many boards we would need to cover this wall. I chose tongue and groove #2 pine boards. This gave us lots of (ahem) texture to our wall.
Step two: Mark your vertical edge (If you aren’t running your boards to the corners) and mark your studs. You’ll need to nail the boards to the wall on the stud if you want these suckers to stay put.
Step Three: Cut your boards to the correct length. We didn’t have to do this step because we got 8ft boards which was the perfect length for the space between our windows.
Step Four: Using a nail gun, put the first board up and make sure it is level. Use your safety goggles because you can’t come crying to me if you shoot your eye out…
Step five: Put the rest of the boards up.
Step six: Love your wall. With all of your heart.
Step 7: We then primed and painted the boards. Boom. Done.
Seriously this was one of the easiest (and my most favorite) project to date. I think from the time we started putting the boards up to when we were finished was MAYBE an hour. MAYBE.
I keep finding other walls that need a little love. Mr. Creativity is somewhere rolling his eyes right now…
Well, what do you think? Do you have a wall that needs a little ship lap love? I want to hear from you!