Are you in love with farmhouse decor but don’t have the budget or know-how to install your own shiplap wall? Steal this DIY Sharpie shiplap wall hack and get the look of shiplap without the expense or permanent installation!
This makeover project was done by our friend Shelby over on Instagram at @ouridahofarmhouse! Thank you, Shelby, for allowing us to share your amazing makeover idea! Be sure to go follow her on Instagram for more fun project ideas! Our friend @southerlyhouse also did DIY sharpie shiplap in her home and allowed us to share her photos. Go follow her for stunning ideas!!
DIY Sharpie Shiplap Wall
I love the look of shiplap and I’m obsessed with farmhouse decor but not everyone has a handy husband who is ready and able to install a shiplap wall. Thanks to this very cool Sharpie shiplap idea we can have our own shiplap wall in an afternoon with just a few basic supplies! If you can draw a line then you can create this Sharpie shiplap wall in your home. How cool is that? I love that it isn’t permanent like real shiplap is so it’s a very small project that can be changed at any time with just a coat of paint! Plus, it’s so inexpensive to do! I love easy farmhouse style hacks like this one and these DIY no sew curtains. Just a few cheap supplies and a little bit of time and you’ve got a really expensive-looking end product.
DIY Sharpie Shiplap Wall Supplies
How To Make DIY Sharpie Shiplap Wall
Sharpie Shiplap Wall Step 1
You’ll need a wall that is painted white already so if your wall that you are going to be making into a shiplap wall is not white, go ahead and paint it white now and allow it to dry fully. Make sure you have good coverage as two coats is generally needed. Allow to dry overnight at a minimum.
Here is the shiplap wall before it was made into a DIY Sharpie shiplap wall. If your wall is already white then go ahead and wash it down to remove and dirt and allow it to fully dry.
Sharpie Shiplap Wall Step 2
Now you’ll need to decide how wide you want your shiplap planks to be. Our “planks” are done in 7-inch panels. Mark with a pencil a small dot every 7 inches down so you know where the start of your shiplap panel is. Then starting from the top, mark 7 inches down and lined your level up to the dot. Once level, draw the line using the level to keep the line straight. Move the level over each time and continue to the end of the wall, then repeat all the way down for each shiplap plank!
DIY Sharpie Shiplap Video Tutorial
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