DIY Faux Plank Wall


Our laundry room is located in the walkout basement level of our home. Directly above it is the kitchen. When we were remodeling our kitchen, the husband incorrectly installed our new kitchen hardware. This caused a wonderful little slow leak that trickled down to our laundry room! After we discovered the leak and fixed it- this is what we were left with. This provided the perfect opportunity to replace drywall and instead of paint… install plank wood!

This is a quick tutorial because I actually found the most fantastic tutorial EVER right HERE! “Right up My Alley” gives the best tutorial on how to install a faux shiplap wall. I followed her instructions to the letter and had awesome results! She even gives you a grocery list you can take to your local home improvement store.

Here is a progress photo:



The only difference between our tutorials are that my local box store didn’t carry birch so I used oak. The results however were the same.

I used some super cheap trim around the edge of the walls. It was about $.89 for 8ft. The entire wall was stained with
Varathane Weathered Grey.

Thanks for following along! If you have any questions please comment or email!