Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve posted on the blog. I was dragging my feet on this post because I didn’t feel like the faux shiplap wall was totally complete until I re-framed our family photo. Well…after pricing that job out, I was like…ummm, #1. that’s too expensive, #2. I can do that myself, and #3. it’ll be it’s own blog post. (I’m really excited about a tutorial I found on Young House Love and I’ll be sharing that later.)
So, I’m going to go ahead and reveal the wall/room and just try not to focus too much on the photo. The frame is painted the exact same color as the wall (my fav – Sherwin Williams Alabaster), so it blends right in. Ugh.
Here are the before pics
The wall that housed the TV is just gigantic. We could’ve had a fireplace there, but opted not to. We also could’ve planted a huge entertainment center there, but that’s just not me. So the tricky thing was to figure out how to fill up this wall. Enter the birch poles and the large wall art from Target.
That helped, but this room was still 50 Shades of Beige and it NEEDED something else.
After I did the faux shiplap project in the dining room and receiving rave reviews, I decided that another faux shiplap wall in the house wouldn’t be a bad idea, and it just might be what this room needed.
I used that famous Alabaster paint color from Sherwin Williams as my base coat, then started measuring every 6 inches down from the ceiling and marking my points with pencil. I also made sure to use a level while marking my points just in case the ceiling wasn’t completely straignt.
Don’t mind my rear! After I plotted my points, it was time to connect the dots! I turned the yardstick horizontally, (also using a level) laid it flat against the wall and drew my lines with nothing other than a BLACK COLORED PENCIL!!!
Here’s what it looked like after I did my first section.
And here’s the finished product!
It seriously feels so much lighter and fresher in this room! It also adds some elegance which I wasn’t expecting. I really wish my photo skills were better because it’s really true that pictures don’t do this room justice. But, you get the idea!
As always, let me know what you think! The good, the bad, and the ugly. All comments welcome.