DIY Faux Shiplap Wall Done With a Sharpie

by Eliscia
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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  • Ruth Ruth on Sep 06, 2019

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

  • Seena Seena on Feb 04, 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 Victoria on Feb 17, 2020

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



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  • Em Em on Feb 04, 2021

    Hint: for about $15 you can purchase a lightweight aluminum ladder so you are not standing on chairs to do work around the house. Far less than the cost of an emergency room visit when you fall off of furniture.

  • Jen7888115 Jen7888115 on Feb 05, 2021

    Looks really nice! Thanks for the idea.