DIY Shiplap On A Budget

DIY Shiplap on a Budget - Inexpensive Paneling - Perfecting the Homefront

Want to add texture, charm, and warmth to your home? While accessories and furnishings certainly can bring wonderful warmth and character, one of my favorite ways to redesign a home is to add the personality right to the shell of the space! Unique lighting, floors with character, chunky molding, or paneled ceilings and walls are all great ways to cozy up an ordinary space. I’ve had paneling (or added it) in every home I’ve lived in, so wood or painted paneled walls and planked ceilings is a classic look I feel most at home with.

There are many ways to get the look of shiplap, and there are definitely some cost effective DIY methods as well. I recently ran across this great tutorial from Karen at Perfecting the Homefront for how to add shiplap on a budget. Isn’t her room adorable? Check out the shiplap tutorial here.

PS. If this room looks familiar to you, you may have seen it when I featured Karen’s clever idea for how to hide a flat screen TV with a map! She shared all the details on Home Love Stories. See that here if you missed it!

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  1. I love the way this looks! I was thinking of doing something like this for my daughters room, so the tutorial is super helpful! Love your site!


  2. I love how she hid her TV with the map!! I have a TV on the wall I’d love to hide although I’m not sure a map is the ticket in my room….but perhaps a quilt or such! The wheels are spinning now!
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  3. I remember reading about this room in Love Stories! Great idea! Love the fact that you create the space on your blog for these stories. So fun to see and read!

  4. I’ve become a shiplap lover after watching Fixer Upper on HGTV. JoAnna Gaines loves her shiplap! I don’t think I’ll use it in our house, but I do love how it can add character to a wall. I love how the flat screen is hidden by the map. Great idea!
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  5. What a beautiful vignette! Happy Monday, friend.
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  6. This is such a clever idea! I am so doing this!
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  7. Thank you so much for featuring this! Made my week! =)

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