Sharing all the details of installing beautiful white wood shiplap walls in our farmhouse dining room for less than $500 if was definitely a great DIY project for those on a budget. Pictures included!
We loved the look of the shiplap walls in our kitchen SO much that we decided to carry it through into the dining room!
The white wood shiplap walls brings a much brighter & cleaner look to our farmhouse dining room & for less than $500 it gave us a lot of bang for our buck!
It is also pretty easy to install.
The shiplap is of course not painted, chalked & the nail holes are not covered up yet but I wanted to share our dining room shiplap walls with you guys before next year, ha!
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DIY Beautiful White Wood Shiplap in the Dining Room
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The island helps with overflow seating & opens up table space when we have big family gatherings in the dining room.
We decided to add the shiplap walls to the dining room to make the two rooms seem more connected & open.
And it really makes this side of our farmhouse feel much bigger, brighter & connected.
Why Shiplap is Great for an Old Drafty Home
The shiplap really brightens up the space & hides the bumpy wallpapered & plastered walls of our 1800’s farmhouse.
Bonus, it also adds a layer of insulation to our very drafty home.
Believe it or not we have already noticed a difference!
This is also the first time I have ever had neutral walls in my dining room! (you can read more about that here)
PrimeLinx Shiplap Boards for the Dining Room
The sides are the wood boards are tongue & groove making it really easy to install on the dining room walls.
It also comes pre-primed so you can wait a few days (or a few months) before feeling like you have to paint it!
Bonus, you also will not need to add more than 2 coats of paint to it.
Installing the Shiplap in the Dining Room
We installed the shiplap in sections using a finish nailer to attach the boards to the walls.
The easy cuts I did myself while Jason cut the more challenging ones like around the electrical outlets.
It went up really quickly & definitely could be installed in just a weekend including demo.
Farmhouse Dining Room Before
You can really see what a mess this dining room after we took down the former crown molding & baseboards from our before pics.
Notice the original floral wallpaper we found under the crown molding & baseboard.
You can also see what a difference the white shiplap makes next to the dark grey brown paint we added just a few years ago to the walls.
This farmhouse dining room has really come a LONG way in the 5 years we have lived here!
I will be sharing a full reveal of our dining room once the room is painted & decorated.
We truly feel blessed to have such an amazing space to share a meal with family & friends in.
It won’t be long before this room will be ready to host Thanksgiving at our farmhouse.
The new white wood walls look gorgeous with our farmhouse table & fireplace.
If you are thinking about getting shiplap in your dining room, I hope this inspires you to give it a try!
by Tara Lehman
Farmhouse Dining Room Reveal
Our farmhouse dining room is finished, see the Full Reveal HERE