We loved the look of the shiplap in our kitchen SO much that we decided to carry it through into the dining room! The shiplap brings a much brighter and cleaner look to our farmhouse dining room and for less than $500 it gave us a lot of bang for our buck! The shiplap is of course not painted, chalked and the nail holes are not covered up yet but I wanted to share our dining room shiplap with you guys before next year, ha!
Shiplap in the Dining Room
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One of my favorite changes from our recent kitchen remodel is how we opened up the wall between the kitchen and dining room and added a kitchen island. The island helps with overflow seating and table space when we have big family gatherings in the dining room.
We decided to add the shiplap to the dining room to make the two rooms seem more connected and open. The shiplap really brightens up the space and 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)
We found the shiplap at Lowes, (https://www.lowes.com/pd/PrimeLinx-Shadow-Gap-Shiplap-5-375-in-x-12-ft-White-Radiata-Pine-Wood-Shiplap-Wall-Plank/1000209619). For some reason, Lowes only sells the shiplap at it’s Philly stores. So we had to drive into the city to buy it.
The sides are tongue and groove making it really easy to install. It also comes pre-primed so you can wait a few days (or a few months) before feeling like you have to paint it!
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.
You can really see what a mess this room was from our before pics. Notice the original wallpaper we found under the crown and baseboard.
You can also see what a difference the white shiplap makes next to the dark paint we added just a few years ago.
This 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.
We truly feel blessed to have such an amazing space to share a meal in.
It won’t be long before this room will be ready to host Thanksgiving!
To see more posts about the DIY projects in our dining room & kitchen check them out below…