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DIY How to Install Shiplap Feature Wall | Home Hardware

A little bit about the space… 

This is our giant living room wall. Since the day we moved into our first home, this wall has always had me thinking… “feature wall”. It’s long, lacks character, and is a difficult wall to turn into a gallery wall because it’s just so big. We kind of just kept it blank, pondering over what to do…
Until now of course! Drummm roollllll…. We created a shiplap wall! This idea was a seed that had been planted in the back of my mind about 4 years ago, and finally, it happened. We are very excited to share how we went about and created it. It was our first time ever attempting a shiplap wall, and I think we did a pretty good job. Shiplap is just one of those magical things you can easily add to your home, transforming any wall, big or small. It adds so much charm. 

Research… 

Before we started anything, we did our research. Finding ideas on, of course, Pinterest, laying out the mood boards in our minds, and talking to together on how we envisioned the wall. Once we agreed on the idea of how it would look, we started to research materials and cost at Home Hardware while working on a budget.


For any shiplap wall we totally recommend researching before staring. Make sure you have a game plan for what will work for your home. Everyone likes to install shiplap a little differently as we found on our research journey. A little piece of advice, if your project comes across a few bumps in the road, don’t get discouraged. Make it fun and go back to the drawing board. For us, we found a really great way to make all of this happen at our local Home Hardware. They had everything we needed for the project, and it always makes it easier when you find a place that is a one stop shop for all your project needs. 

Tools & Materials…. 

*Makita Compressor Nail Gun
*Spacers – a nickel could even work!
*MDF Metrie Boards
*Makita Saw
*Beauti-Tone Paint – Here Comes The Bride
*Caulking


We found 1/2inch white primed Metrie Baseboards for our wall and used spacers (nickels) to lay out the sections while pre-nailing pieces up. You’ll see in the photo below the tiny black spots in between each board. 

Wall Process | The How To… 

  • Work on a clean slate. Make sure the wall is washed down and rid of any dust wall bunnies. Making sure the wall is painted the same colour that you’ll be painting your shiplap is also another handy idea. This way you’re not having to paint the wall through cracks. 
  • Remove any baseboards and trim you might have. 
  • Pre-cut the boards to the length of the wall, depending on whether you decide to do yours vertically or horizontally. We pre-cut all our pieces and then laid them out and organized them. 
  • Once we had the correct number of boards we needed to cover the wall, we placed them up on the wall and added in our spacers to keep them from falling down. They stayed like this until we had the wall covered, measured properly, and positioned straight. 
  • Next part, nailing them in!
  • Caulking and filling in over each nail hole. 
  • Next, we painted the primed shiplap with Beauti-Tone paint. We used the same white paint we use on all of our walls, “Here Comes The Bride”. Priming the boards makes a world of a difference, it was less work for us when painting to have it already primed. 
  • Once the paint was dry after sitting for 24 hours, we replaced all of our trim and the baseboards went back up. 
  • When all Drew’s hard work was finished, I got to work on my favourite part – decorating!!! 

Voila…. 

And done. I’m so happy with how it turned out. It was fun to find this idea and go with it. The size of your wall will help you decide on whether you want the shiplap laying horizontal or vertical.
After reading some design websites I had a lightbulb idea. Our living room wall already looked and felt long, so going with the traditional horizontal shiplap would have made the wall feel even longer. Going vertical is something new. It’s a little more unique and it makes the room feel the size that it is. It makes the wall appear taller and gives it a cozy feel, which is exactly how I want our home to feel coming into this new fresh Fall season! 

Have you installed shiplap in your home before? I would love to hear more about it down below in the comments! 

{Disclosure this post was a sponsored post as part of a collaboration program, however all opinions are my own}

Keisha Lynne, xx

Laundry Room Renovation with GP Furniture and Home Hardware | Before & After

Today is an exciting day. Today I get to share with you our laundry room. The before, the after, the products we used and the efficient help we received from GP Home Furniture in picking out the best washer and dryer for our family! From start to finish this room gave me butterflies the whole time seeing the process slowly come together.  

Yes, it’s not a huge room to worry about but for myself, designing something with some functionality was a big part of it. Creating something with a fun and modern farmhouse look was important to me. Making sure everything is properly installed and in working condition was a major key to getting this laundry room in order. I feel very lucky to have a walk-in room to work in because let’s be honest, the laundry room is the room where I spend a lot of time at the end of the day.  

It’s also the main focal point you see when you’re first walking up our home stairs to our second floor. To me this room is just as important as any of the other rooms we use daily.  

Our first step in making this transformation happen was finding all of our building materials and paint supplies at Home Hardware. Everything we used to make this room happen is from Home Hardware. They have the best selection of products and really fun, creative and budget friendly ways to spruce up any space.  

Then we connected with our local furniture and appliance family owned store GP Home Furniture. Home Furniture is a division of Home Hardware. Meeting with Brandy and Matt was such a fun connection to make. Both owners are husband and wife and they tag teamed helping us in big ways. Making the choice an easy one. They gave us a full education on how and what we truly needed when it comes to a washer and dryer for our family’s needs. I have to mention as well, the store is gorgeous, and I’ll never need to look at another home store again when it comes to appliances and furniture! 

We decided to go with the Electrolux 627 Series Laundry Set in shiny silver/grey! It’s beautiful and the quality of this set is amazing.  

Steps In Creating This Laundry Room Transformation 

  1. First we had to prep this room. I don’t think it’s been touched in; I want to say at least 6 years. So yes, lots of prepping and cleaning was done and lots of lost socks were found! 
  2. We painted the walls using Beauti-Tone Designer Series paint. The colour we chose is called Here Comes the Bride (WB001-0).  Here Comes the Bride WB001-1 

As a bride on her wedding day, this beautiful white is breathtaking in any room you choose. Perfect for trim or a whole room; this white will be a perfect marriage with any colour. Undertone: This colour does have a touch of warm comfort value thanks to a whisper of yellow. 

3. By this stage, we were ready to install our flooring. Using FloorPops was a treat. There was no removing of any floor underneath. It strictly goes over any flooring and it’s very quick and easy to apply. It sticks nicely without any overlapping or loose corners. The design we went with was Medina. Peel and stick vinyl flooring!  

4. Flooring was down and the walls were painted. We then went ahead and added brand new trim which we then touched that up with paint.  

5. Delivery Day!! GP Home Furniture came and helped us bring in our new Electrolux washer and dryer set. All while taking away our old set and recycling them for us properly. They can even install as well! This whole process on delivery day I kid you not took maybe 25 minutes. Their delivery team was a huge part of making this process on this day so easy. They were awesome and worked so well together.  

6. Shelvesssss. This is where we had our biggest stress. Measuring, fitting and finding the right colour for our folding table shelf. Drew figured it out! He fit it all together and we painted them using the same paint we used on the walls.

7. Next step was cleaning everything up. The FloorPops are really great to clean.  

8. The last step was decorating. and Pulling in some colour along with some essential laundry room details we all need on a daily basis to get our clothes clean! 

One thing Drew and I really hone in on when it comes to home renovations and sprucing up spaces is that with Home Hardware, it really doesn’t have to cost a huge dime. The renovations can be done quickly and easily. As well as having these small changes to make a room feel brand new again just feels good in our home! We spend a lot of time here with our kids and always thinking about new ways to manifest a calm space with all the things we need every day to make our life just a little bit easier. Plus, a pretty space never hurts anyone, right! 

I loved that we went with GP Home Furniture in choosing our washer and dryer. The Electrolux set is the perfect set for us.  

Some really awesome features about this series are… 

  • The folding lint trap that captures all the lint in an easy to pull out and open compartment.  
  • PODS. This set has a pod button feature that helps properly release the action-packed detergent pod to help clean your clothes better. Getting the full effect of what pods really do! 
  • Less is more when it comes to detergent and these babies don’t need a ton of laundry detergent to really get the job done.  
  • The doors are switchable. It’s the only set that has the feature of moving the doors to position properly in your laundry room. Drew did have to switch ours around and he did it super quick! 
  • 15 minute wash!! I love this. Most of the time when it comes to my clothes, they don’t get that dirty or if I’m in a rush. This 15 minute wash feature is so convenient! 
  • Eco Friendly! 

This project was another really fun one for us. I’m pretty proud that even though this room is little it makes for a great transformation. Giving some function and folding makes our lives a little easier and brings beauty to a laundry room where most of the time it gets neglected. It’s a laundry room so yah, maybe it’s not the funnest room in the home but bringing the fun into the room makes it even more enjoyable getting laundry done right! 

Be sure to take advantage of Home Hardware’s Paint and Renovation Sale on now until March 11. Pop in and be sure to ask any questions you might have. They are always helpful and willing to chat! 

Before Laundry Room

After Laundry Room

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{Disclosure this post was sponsored post as part of an collaboration program, however all opinions are my own}

Painting Your Current Vanity & Ways To Help Freshen Your Bathroom | Home Hardware Kitchen & Bath Sale

I think it’s a safe bet that there’s at least one of us out there that’s eyeing up our home and dreaming all the big things for these rooms. But in order to do some of these things it takes money and a lot of work to do them. I’m here to tell you that sometimes little changes can make a big difference. All you need is some really awesome Beauti-Tone paint from Home Hardware and some small fixtures to freshen up any room in your home.  

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