Today I get to share with you how I tackled a Faux Shiplap Wall in my dining room!Â Whats even better is you don’t have to have a stud finder, worry about nail holes,Â or any issues you normally find with real shiplap like you find on Fixer Upper! You dont even need a brad nailer for this like you do for most faux shiplap.Â You dont even have to worry about all the dust that is kicked up when you have to sand the edges of all that wood!Â Â Lastly, you will make a trip to Home Depot or Lowes one time at most!Â Seriously, if you have already painted the wall, then I KNOW you can pull this off.Â Its that easy!
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So, there is this wall.
Back in 2009 when we moved in, I didn’t mind it!Â The kitchen/dining area was a cute country area,..Â Â Then I began to feel artsy and decided I wanted a WOW wall.Â If you don’t know yet, creative people aren’t know for being the most logical,.. or sane.Â Therefore I give you the reverse teal faux shiplap wall. *facepalm
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I know, but truly it wasn’t that bad,. I liked it!
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…for like a month.
THEN I was all about Pure and Original FRESCO!linking to amazon.com
So much so that I tried it in MANY different ways,.. all of which you an find HEREÂ and finally HERE
Here is the thing about this finish.Â Its lovely.Â Its COMPLETELY gorgeous! …and its COMPLETELY NOT ME!Â I mean,.. That Sweet Tea Life has little to do with this rather upscale look.Â I’m a little more of a shiplap style girl.Â HOWEVER, to be fair,.. considering I have changed my wall 5 times in as many years,.. I have NO business putting a gazillion holes in, or gobs of liquid nails all over my wall to accommodate Shiplap.Â None.Â If you think I do, just refer back to the teal wall above.
So I decided I would just paint a faux shiplap!
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It was time to gather the Goods!Â I feel STRONGLY about using what I need to get the bulk of the work done so I can get to the fun stuff! So, enter…
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I reached out to Homeright to see if I could try out the EZ Twist Paint Stick and they obliged! Â IfÂ you’ve ever seen any of myÂ Homeright sprayer projects you know why I contacted them!Â
If the sprayer is that easy and awesome, I know the paint stick has top be pretty great!
So then I had to get the rest of the goods together!Â
I went with Valspar Signature Paint in “Tottens Inlet”.Â I wanted the perfect non-bright white that was warm like parchment paper but not yellow! (If you look at it online, you will quite possibly see a inaccurate representation, as it looks TAN on my screen)
Within an hour, from the time I opened the EZ-Twist, and read the directions, to the time I took this picture was just over an hour!Â What I LOVED is I was able to get the FULL WHITE coverage I wanted in ONE COAT!
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Using the measuring tape I went to the far left end of wall to mark off where the “planks” would begin.Â I would space them 8″ apart.Â I then went to the middle of the wall then the far right of the wall and repeated this.
Next, I would use my pencil and level and begin to connect the dots.Â Â The level would help me ensure the plank lines were rather, well,.. level.
Now, I would take my glaze and create a 50/50 mix with water.Â This prevents the lines from appearing too harsh.. Using the glaze and water mix, I took my thin artists brush and painted over the lines.Â The best part was it didn’t need to be perfect! What I wanted to recreate the shadowy lines between the wood cladding.
Now to decorate.Â Papas table is perfect and so are the Windsor Back chairs he gave me.. But what about the rest?
Im trying a few things but you cant see it yet! This dining room kitchen combo is being turned upside down!Â BUT I have to say,.. finally, I think I am in a cozy warm love with the direction we are going!Â Who knows,.. maybe one day I will take on real ship lap! But,.. why when this really looks so great?!Â
I have so much to do still but I am so happy I asked Homeright to help me out.Â My EZ-Twist PaintStick made it all much more painless and a LOT more fun!Â Thanks so much for stopping into
I agree. This looks beautiful. However, if you are a person who changes their mind often, please really think about using that glaze. The only way to repaint that wall is to sand off all of the glaze. That is a messy and tedious job.
Tuesday 2nd of June 2020
Thanks for the advice Mary! Actually Im not sure why you mention this as I am able to paint right over this. Perhaps our types of glaze are different?
Tuesday 6th of March 2018
I’m wanting instructors on how to paint a wall in the earthstone cloudy application..
also is there a book that explains all the uses and when to use the glaze and the different products over the paint and easiest ways to blend etc.. please help!!!
Tuesday 6th of March 2018
Hey Kim! SO much of it is learned over time from project to project! I would recommend if you havent already-join my group and we can encourage you step by step https://www.thatsweettealife.com/chalk-paint-and-more-facebook-group/
Wednesday 24th of January 2018
Looks like the real deal! Turned out beautiful great idea!
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018
Looks realistic! must be the glazed lines! Awesome hack!Jeannee
Friday 19th of January 2018
This is an awesome idea, Thea. I love the way and the roller is awesome