DIY Shiplap Makeover

This was our laundry room before the (part 1) makeover. It’s a small space as it is and with the dark blue accent wall, it made the space feel even smaller. I wanted to brighten it up and make it feel bigger, but wanted to spend as little as possible.

I came across few pins on Pinterest about “Sharpie Shiplap” and it looked pretty easy! I knew I had some white paint leftover from another project and a few sharpies laying around, so I definitely wanted to try this out.

The first step I did was paint the wall white. (If you are lucky enough to already have a white wall, then you can obviously skip this step.)

(wearing a mask because I am pregnant)

Once the paint dried, it was time to start measuring where the shiplap lines will go. I decided on a 7 inch shiplap width, but you could do any size you want! I marked 7 inches down on both sides of the wall using a pencil first. (You don’t need to do this step either, but I felt since this was my first time, it would help me eliminate any mistakes I could possibly make mis-measuring.)

TIP: Start from the top of the wall and work your way down.

Once the lines were marked, I used a level to draw the lines with the Sharpie.

Once finished, I took a step back and realized that I wanted the lines to be a little darker. (I used a fine tip Sharpie when I should have used a thicker one like this one.)

I grabbed a thicker Sharpie and made sure it was the look I was going for.. and it was! (The last line is the new Sharpie mark.)

So I re-did the wall again using the thicker Sharpie pen. TIP: Use a thicker Sharpie pen if you’re wanting to achieve the same look as I did. 😉

& here is the finished look! I love how inexpensive this project was and what a difference it made in our laundry room.

Part 2 of our laundry room makeover is to add floating shelves and a table above the washer & dryer.

Have you used Sharpie shiplap in your home? If so, what tips/tricks did you use? Leave a comment below!

DIY Fabric Box on a budget.


I had some extra scraps from a chair I recovered that I really liked and wanted to reuse again, but wasn’t sure exactly what to do with it. I took a walk around the house to see if anything would come to mind when a light bulb came on in the garage. I saw some cardboard boxes waiting to be recycled and knew that I could easily cover them and use them for storage in our bedroom.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • Cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Fabric
  • Measuring tape or ruler

WHAT TO DO

Lay fabric on flat surface with cardboard box on top.

Lay out a large piece of fabric on a flat surface and place the cardboard box on top. Next, measure and mark 1 inches on all sides of the box. Start cutting the fabric along the one inch mark towards the box. You will repeat this step 8 times.

Cut all four corners.

The remaining fabric will resemble a cross. Starting with one end of the box and fabric, apply hot glue and fold over until secured in place. Hold for a few seconds until the glue is dry. Repeat this step for all corners.

Fold the sides in to create a clean seam.

Once all 4 sides are complete, you’ll have a fabric covered box ready for use! I ended up putting a fake plant in ours to give our bedroom corner some color. What do you think?!

Have you done a project similar to mine? Please comment and share below!