I consider my home decorating style to be rustic beach chic. I’m all about whites, blues and farmhouse style decor. Shiplap encompasses all of these things.
I’ve been wanting to add some shiplap style to my house, and I knew exactly where I wanted to put it. There is an empty wall above our staircase that screams
First, I thought I would try peel and stick (yes…again!) wood panels. I researched a few brands and ordered samples. But, unfortunately, the amount I needed to cover the wall would end up being too expensive. Or more than I wanted to pay.
Then, I came across RoomMates, a company that offers wall decals and decorative peel and stick products, such as wallpaper and backsplashes. They make a white peel and stick shiplap wallpaper that looked exactly what I had in my mind.
And it was even better that I could just run to Bed Bath & Beyond to pick up a role of the wallpaper. So, it cost $29.99, plus 20% off (with a BBB coupon, of course). Definitely under budget.
I did have to buy another role because it ended just shy of the ceiling, but at such a great price, I didn’t mind.
The hardest part of the project was the installation. Because of the location of our stairs and the height of the ceiling, we had to makeshift a plank from the stairs and the ladder. Do not try this at home. It was a little dangerous. Hopefully, the wall you might want to cover will be easier to access.
The finishing touch
Now, the project wasn’t done after the RoomMates shiplap wallpaper was installed. It needed something else. And I knew just the thing.
I had seen advertisements for Smallwoods on my social media and I liked all the quote signs that they offered. And it was even better that they came framed — with no glass. I didn’t want to hang a heavy frame above an area people walk past every day.
After browsing through pages of options, I ended up buying “This Is Our Happy Place” with a dark stain frame. I paid around $35. It’s now available as a closeout item for $29!
But don’t worry if it sells out, there are so many other wall signs, hanging canvas prints and more available through Smallwoods. They seem to always be having a sale, and you can get an extra 10% off coupon code by signing up for the mailing list.
- Wallpaper: RoomMates White Peel & Stick Shiplap Wallpaper, found here and here
- Wall art: Smallwoods “This Is Our Happy Place” sign, found here (available with almond, stain, black or white frame)
- Measuring tape (to figure out how much wallpaper you need to cover your area)
- Ruler (to cut even lines)
- Pencil (to mark wallpaper to help with cutting)
- Scissors or utility knife