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.



  1. Yard Stick
  2. Laser level (Helps with old , bowed out walls.)
  3. Level
  4. Pencil
  5. King Sharpie Marker

How To:

  1. Take the pencil and DOT 7" apart down the wall
  2. Pencil trace you lines
  3. Use Marker to trace over pencil lines with a yard stick and level

Tip: Put the ruler under the maker line...This will help attach your lines.

diy shiplap wall done with sharpie

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

diy shiplap wall done with sharpie

These are really the only the supplies you will need!

diy shiplap wall done with sharpie

Dot 7” apart ... down wall

diy shiplap wall done with sharpie

Then place the yard stick under marker to continue your lines

diy shiplap wall done with sharpie


diy shiplap wall done with sharpie


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?

3 of 20 questions
  • Kimberly
    on Aug 23, 2019

    With the shapie, do you ever see where you start & stop a line?

    • Eliscia
      on Aug 26, 2019

      Yes. But In real shiplap , those lines are a little thick , a little thin. You want it imperfectly perfect 😇

  • Tammy
    on Aug 24, 2019

    Did you prime the walls before painting? That will cover the sharpie.

  • Ruth
    on Sep 6, 2019

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

    • Eliscia
      7 days ago

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

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  • Liam
    5 days ago

    I am disabled and stuck in a wheelchair but I not dead yet iwill have a good try at doing this

  • Dawn Renee
    2 days ago

    I am absolutely inspired! I just relocated to another state and my next paycheck couldn’t come soon enough! This is a fun and affordable way to make an accent wall!

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