HOW TO SHIPLAP A WALL
Nail Gun and Nails
HANDy Pro Pail
3" paint brush
Mini paint roller
Find and Mark Studs
You'll want to determine where the studs are. If you're not sure, use a stud finder and mark off with a pencil where the studs are so you know exactly where to nail into the shiplap boards.
Measure & Cut
Once you have the studs marked off it's time to get those babies hung! For our wall, we used 1x6 MDF boards, but you can use any board dimension and type you want to match the look you're going for. Figure out where your starting point is and measure from wall to wall to determine the length to cut your boards.
To start off, you'll want to make sure to hang your first board perfectly level. After nailing up the first board and making sure it's perfectly level, you can take the next board and stack it tight to the one above it. This will keep things level all the way to the bottom. Depending on where you start, just continue your design by adding one plank at a time and one row at a time and working your way down.
Hang & Nail Boards
One by one, nail your boards up; ensuring you are hitting your marked off areas on the studs with a nail gun. People have been known to put quarters in between their boards to give a little spacing to your shiplap look, but we just butted and nailed them right up against one another. We've also heard paint stir sticks work great if you like the space and those sound a little easier to put in between your boards when hanging and nailing.. If you run into any electrical switches, the jigsaw comes in handy to cut around those boxes within the boards.
When painting we love to use our HANDy Pro Pail because you will want a mini roller and a brush and the pro pail fits both. It has a magnetic strip on one side for the brush to hang on and its large enough for a roller to sit inside. Being that the shiplap will probably be a statement piece that people's eyes will be drawn to, you'll want to make sure it has a nice finish. No drips or air bubbles. We prefer to use a mini roller because we like to roll one board at a time. We prefer to paint our boards after we hang them.
Style & Cheer!
Lastly, it's time to style those babies! Being we were going for the modern farmhouse style, we added in some weathered wood mirrors complimented by a clean lined modern vanity and wall sconce lighting for each side of the mirrors. Keeping it all fresh and clean!