Our front entryway definitely needed some love! It was dark, cluttered, unorganized, and a bit disfunctional. This space was in desperate need of a refresh!
Step 1: Gather your supplies
To complete this project, you will need the following supplies:
– White Chalked Paint
– Measuring Tape
– Black Grid Tape
– Utility knife
Step 2: Paint the wall
I began this makeover by giving the walls a fresh coat of Rust-oleum Chalked Paint in the colour Linen White.
I also spray painted the coat hook rod with a paint and primer called Rust-oleum Satin Dark Walnut.
We had this cabinet sitting in our basement being unused, so I thought it would work perfect for our shoes!
Step 3: Measure
After the paint had a chance to dry overnight I had to decide if I wanted my faux shiplap sections to be 5″ or 7″ wide.
Usually on smaller walls designers tend to go with the 5″ and on large accent walls you would use the 7″. I decided on the FIVE!
I took my tape measure and pencil and began measuring the top section of the closet. I measured 5″ from the ceiling on each side of the wall. I continued all the wall down making sure to put a little tiny mark with a pencil evenly on the edge of each wall.
Step 4: Apply the grid tape
Finally, I applied the grid tape. Start with the tape at your pencil mark on one end of the wall first, then pull the tape ALL the way to the end of the wall. DO NOT push down on it until it is at the other end and it is straight and level. Then go back and cut the edges with a utility knife.
And voila! That is how you create a faux shiplap wall!
What was the cost of this DIY Shiplap Wall?
Paint = $0
(I had leftover paint from a previous project)
Grid Tape = approx. $17
(I used one full roll, plus a small portion of the other roll)
What was the cost of this whole DIY Entryway Makeover?
Stay tuned… I’m not 100% finished yet!