This project was not planned at all. But I’m so glad I did it. I was cleaning out our guest room and the cabinet that used to be in our living room was shoved in there after I replaced it with another.
I always sell pieces that we are not using, but I love this piece so I put it in the guest room until I found a space for it. Then it came to me…I can just put it under the shelves on a small wall we have in our downstairs hallway.
I brought it out and placed it under the shelves and realized the shelves needed to come down. Once the shelves were down, I needed to do something with the wall.
I started looking at removable wall paper because this area is right next to our laundry area which I would love to do something with soon, so I wanted something I could redo easily if it clashed with the laundry area.
I found a neutral shiplap removable wallpaper at Target and reading the reviews, someone said that “it’s thin and you could get the same effect with painting it white and drawing the shiplap on”
Well…this got my wheels turning and then remembered that Lauren from Blesser House used pencil to draw shiplap in her daughters room!
I scoured our utility room for some white paint, found an old can that was a little thick..nothing a little water couldn’t fix and started painting.
While that was drying, I painted the cabinet piece with Country Chic paint that I had left from a painted console project.
When the wall was dry I measured and decided I wanted the planks to be 7 inches wide. I taped off my level at 7 inches and used that to mark the wall and then draw a line using the level.
I used a pencil first to make sure it was what I wanted, and then went over it with a black colored pencil which gave it a thicker, darker line that actually looks real!
I absolutely love the way it came out. You can not tell it’s pencil unless you are up close to the wall. I even had my husband thinking it was real! Plus, it was free to do and took less than a day!!
I added a small gallery wall to the top and it just warmed up this space so much.
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The best part is it’s easy to change if I wanted to!
Would you ever consider drawing on shiplap?
Monday 30th of December 2019
Love it! Does the pencil line smear if you have to wipe something off the wall?
Monday 6th of January 2020
I don't know...I haven't tried it! Lol
Monday 26th of August 2019
Oooohhhhhh I might just have to try this!! Wondering if it would look as good if one was to use colored paint shiplap? With either doing the pencil trick or a black pen ?
Wednesday 28th of August 2019
OOOh I bet it would! I'm thinking of a really dark blue or green....that would look really good.
Tami Gail Moorer
Thursday 22nd of August 2019
Oh my gosh!!! I was just talking about doing this in the downstairs bath. How easy was it really?
Monday 26th of August 2019
EXTREMELY easy! Share on my Facebook page if you do it!!