You don’t have to hire Joanna Gaines, move to an expensive property, or even spend a ton of money to give your home some farmhouse flair. In fact, there’s one particularly easy way to achieve the look and make a statement: installing shiplap in your home. That might seem like quite the DIY challenge, but with some patience and precision, it’s definitely achievable.
Lacey Haskell, the blogger behind Feathering My Nest, created a shiplap wall in her home and (lucky for us!) created a tutorial explaining exactly how she did it. The entire project can be completed in a weekend, and cost her just $134.50. It’s simple and stunning.
For anyone who wants to recreate the look in their own home, Lacey revealed her best installation advice. “Ensure that the first row of planks at the ceiling are level,” she explained. This is essential in order to make sure the rest of the boards align properly. Make sure each plank has a square edge, she added.
She also said shared some more general DIY pointers: “Take your time. I know it can be exciting to have the finished product but if you take your time as you work through the project, you increase your chances of a great outcome. And don’t hesitate to walk away from a project for a small break so that you can come back to it with fresh eyes.”