Shiplap Fireplace

4 Materials
2 Days

My husband and I recently fixed up a house. We wanted to added something fun to the living room to make it more attractive. So, we decided to shiplap the fireplace and add a wood mantel. I am so glad we did it. I think it helped resell the house, that’s what we got the most compliments on after we finished everything. The shiplap was from Lowe’s and the wood mantel was from amazon. I picked an unfinished mantel so I could choose the stain in person. I began by staining the bottom of the mantel just in case I wasn't crazy about the stain I chose. Thankfully, the first stain I used I loved and it was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted something a tad darker than the wood floor, but not too dark. We also had to paint the gold on the fireplace, which we choose to do black. It made it look a lot more sleek and clean. We painted the shiplap and the trim all the same color. Then I bought this magnolia wreath at Hobby Lobby and these black lanterns at Wal-Mart. This was a fun project, and I'm very happy with how it turned out!



This was before paint and before stain.

This is how it looks when the shiplap is being installed.

After he finished installing it.

I stained underneath the mantel to make sure I liked it first.

After stain and paint but before decor.

Suggested materials:

  • Shiplap  (Lowes)
  • Mantel  (Lowes)
  • Stain  (Lowes)
See all materials

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
Browse Through These Dream Bedrooms & Find Your Favorite!
15 Fabulous Fire Pits For Your Backyard
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
17 DIY Decor Ideas To Get The Party Started
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
15 Things To Do With Scrap Material
23 Insanely Clever Ways To Eliminate Clutter
30 Essential Hacks For Cleaning Around Your Home
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
The 15 Coolest Ways to Reuse Pipes in Your Home Decor
20 Easy Concrete Projects You Absolutely CAN Do!

Have a question about this project?

3 of 8 questions
  • Natassja baczeski
    on Apr 20, 2020

    So it’s a prefab mantel? It’s not a solid beam?

  • Lauren
    on Apr 27, 2020

    How many inches wide is your shiplap? And what did you use for the molding on the corners and ends? Thanks!

  • Lisa
    on May 5, 2020

    Can you link us to the specific type you used from lowes?

Join the conversation

1 comment
Your comment...