Lowcountry DIY Shiplap Dining Room
As soon as we moved into our home in the lowcountry, I knew I wanted to shiplap our dining room. The walls were a dark color with basic chair rail which left me feeling uninspired. Thankfully I have an obsession with HGTV and a handy husband! We grabbed some high quality plywood from Home Depot, a gallon of white paint, and got started.
Here is how the dining room looked when we moved in:
Here are some progress photos along the way. We staggered the lengths to make it look more natural.
We used a nail gun to shoot the boards into place, using spacers between each row for consistency. With an uneven house (as all houses are), this created more gaps in some spaces than others but once it was done you couldn't tell!
Next, I got to painting! We couldn't decide between a solid white or a whitewashed look. As quickly as the boards soaked up the paint, we realized that the wipe-off whitewash look was the best idea.
We ended up repainting the trim and window sills in the room too to freshen those up and it really makes the room pop. We're really pleased with how it turned out and can't wait to work on our next DIY. I think the rope chandelier really helps bring texture and dimension into the room and the blue buffet (which is technically a dresser from Ikea :D ), gives a great pop of color!
Dining Table and Bench in Wax Pine (finish no longer available) from Pottery Barn: https://www.potterybarn.com/products/benchwright-extending-dining-table/
Head Dining Chairs: World Market
Side Dining Chairs: Target
Dresser from Ikea (blue no longer available):