Our foyer had a chair rail, but it didn't have enough character. First thing we did was remove the chair rail.
Shiplap Board and Batten Wall
Shiplap doesn't have to cover an entire wall to create impact. We updated our boring entry way with shiplap and a wood accent.
We needed something to break up and camouflage our wall of many doors and we thought adding shiplap part way up the wall would help. W
We used our Kreg Jig rip cut to cut underlayment into 8 inch strips. To maximize our materials and minimize waste, we cut on the longer side for the long walls. On some panels we cut on the short side for the shorter walls.
Any edges that were rough, we used the electric sander to smooth out.
For this project we measured up the wall and marked how high we wanted the panels to go. We did this on all the walls so it would be even all the way around. We started with the longest wall at the bottom spacing the boards with nickels and securing them with the brad nail gun.
Once everything was installed, we patched all the nail holes and painted.
To give a finished look on the corners, we used trim pieces for the inside and outside corners. We caulked the seams to give a finished. look.
After the paint had dried we added a 1 x 2 accent piece and stained it Classic walnut to finish off the look. We also updated the door knobs to give more of a rustic feel.
We absolutely loved the way that it turned out and definitely gives more of the coastal farmhouse look that ties into the rest of our home.
Shortly after we finished, we added hooks to the corner by the bench and it was the perfect finishing touch.
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