DIY Faux Shiplap Wall Done With a Sharpie

2 Materials
30 Minutes

This was probably the most rewarding project for me personally. I have always wanted a beautiful shiplap wall. I love the old farm feel. The best part is, it's budget friendly and it's not permanent. With styles always changing, this is the way to go!!! Just a few cheap supplies and a little bit of time to get a really expensive-looking end product.

This project works best when done with a partner.

Laser Level

The laser is extra help, but is not necessarily needed.

Tools and Materials

Tools and Materials:

  • Yard Stick
  • Laser level (Helps with old, bowed out walls.)
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • King Sharpie Marker



Dot 7” apart down wall

Create Lines

Create Lines

Then place the yard stick under the marker to continue your lines. First do this in pencil and then with a marker to make sure you like the look.

That's it!

Dining Room


DIY Faux Shiplap Wall


We love how it came out! Check out more of what we do on our Instagram- livethatlife85

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Have a question about this project?

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  • Ruth
    on Sep 6, 2019

    I'd love to see a closeup picture of this. Thanks.

    • Eliscia
      on Sep 9, 2019

      I have close ups on my IG. Let me get one up on here. Thanks you.

  • Seena
    on Feb 4, 2020

    I love this idea because it's temporary!

    Looking at the finished wall though, how is it that the black sharpie doesn't look black/dark?

    Did you put something over it or does it just not show up in the pic?

    Thanks in advance, great job!

  • Victoria
    on Feb 17, 2020

    Love the light over the table - where did you find it.



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