How to Create a DIY Shiplap Accent Wall For Under $150

Hannah.is.home
by Hannah.is.home

I'm thrilled to share a budget-friendly project that will transform your space—creating a stunning shiplap accent wall for under $150. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and let's dive into the world of DIY home decor.

Tools and Materials

  • Your chosen paint color
  • Grooved paneling
  • Liquid nails
  • Paneling nails
  • Wood filler
  • Paintbrushes and rollers
  • Saw (if the paneling needs cutting)
  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Sandpaper
shiplap accent wall, Painting the wall
Painting the wall

Step 1: Prepare Your Wall

Begin by painting the entire wall with your desired color. This will serve as the background for your shiplap accent. Be sure to allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

shiplap accent wall, Painting the paneling
Painting the paneling

Step 2: Paint the Grooved Paneling

Paint the grooved paneling the same color as your wall. This will create a seamless and cohesive look. Use a paintbrush or roller to evenly coat the paneling, ensuring you get into all the grooves.

shiplap accent wall, Measuring and cutting the panels
Measuring and cutting the panels

Step 3: Measure and Cut

If your wall requires shorter lengths of paneling, measure and cut accordingly. A saw will come in handy here. Precision is key to achieving a professional finish.

shiplap accent wall, Assembling the panels
Assembling the panels

Step 4: Hang the Paneling

Using a level to ensure accuracy, start hanging the paneling using Liquid Nails to attach it to the wall. Apply paneling nails to secure each piece in place.

shiplap accent wall, Hanging the paneling
Hanging the paneling

Work your way across the wall, ensuring each piece is snug against the next.

shiplap accent wall, Filling in nail holes
Filling in nail holes

Step 5: Fill in Nail Holes

After the paneling is securely in place, it's time to fill in those nail holes. Grab your wood filler and a putty knife, and carefully fill each hole. Once filled, let it dry completely.


Once the wood filler is dry, use sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots or excess filler. This step is crucial for achieving a polished and professional-looking accent wall.

shiplap accent wall, DIY shiplap accent wall
DIY shiplap accent wall

DIY shiplap accent wall

This DIY shiplap accent wall not only adds character to your space but also proves that home improvement doesn't have to break the bank.


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This is a gorgeous shiplap accent wall under $150! This project not only enhances the aesthetics of your home but also gives you that satisfying feeling of accomplishment. Do you have shiplap in your home? Share your projects in the comments below.


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