Hello my darlings! I am so pumped to share our newest DIY project; faux shiplap on my fireplace wall!
You see, the engineer is off for 2 weeks at the end of every year, and a bored engineer is every wife’s dream. Or it should be. Since our 15 year old builder grade house didn’t come with real shiplap, I asked for a cheap planked wall.
And he delivered. After hours spent drawing up plans, and doing math. Our minds work so differently, it’s a miracle we get along. ;) I would have cut strips and started nailing them on the wall willy nilly. And mistakes and swearing would have happened for sure.
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We decided to use MDF because it’s cheap, lightweight, and easy to paint. And that was pretty much the extent of my involvement until the painting happened. :)
He used pennies to space the boards, but since they aren’t cut perfectly straight the gaps are not even. At this point I was a little worried about that, but it worked out fine.
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