The walls on my she shed were rough- beautiful wood, but the nails from installing the exterior poked through. That was covered by Styrofoam insulation which was terrible to look at. I didn’t like the idea of throwing away the Styrofoam (because of the mess and environmental reasons), so I decided that shiplap was the way to go!
I LOVE the look of shiplap- it adds so much interest and is days faster than putting up drywall. My biggest concern though was cost. I priced out every option I could find and ended up selecting this shiplap from Home Depot. The price was the best and the ratings excellent. #sold!
I estimate that it’ll cost about $400 to shiplap the whole she shed. That is a lot of money, so we’re going to slowly install the shiplap and buy the boards in 12 board increments. Here is the first of those boards.
how to install a shiplap wall
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:If the video doesn’t work here, you can watch it on YouTube here. P.s. I’m trying to build that page up, so if you’d subscribe, I’d really appreciate that!
As an FYI- this is such an easy project! It’s definitely doable for any skill level. Start by cutting your first piece to size with a chop or miter saw. Installing the first piece level is key to getting this project right. Hold it level and then nail the shiplap into the studs.
If you have drywall, just use a stud finer to find those studs to install properly. That first piece is the hardest! After that, it’s just cutting, laying the next piece of shiplap on top of the last one, and then nail to the studs.
Continue up the wall until you get to the top board. The chance is that you’ll have to cut the top board to fit perfect in the opening. Make sure to measure correctly, and then cut the shiplap board down with a table saw.
Once the shiplap is all installed, it’s time to caulk the seams in the corner and in nail holes.
To finish up, paint the color of your choice. I love the idea of everything being covered in pink in here! Might as well go all out on a she shed!
Ta da! I am THRILLED with how the shiplap turned out! It absolutely transformed this space in a few hours.
I have to tell you about this cute table and chairs. The set is from Paynes Gray home and is in the denim color. I love the French vibe this outdoor table and chairs add in here! It’s so nice that I can come and eat lunch in the She Shed rain or shine. Plus it’ll be a great space to do some more potting!
The pattern, the light wood color- it’s all so good!
One of the exciting parts of the shiplap is that it already really made a huge difference in here! But, there is still so much to do! The ceilings are peaked and nice and tall. Those will be clad in shiplap too with a modern brass chandelier. It’ll be SO cute! I have a ton of updates still to do in here! But for now, it’s looking pretty cute!
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