1. Your walls with colors and shiplap looks great! The style will be around because it resembles the walls when I was a child at my grandma’s house and it was pretty then and it remains an appealing decor style. Your color choices are beautiful.

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      Thanks so much, Helen! I completely agree, it’s timeless!

  2. I have been searching for a paint color for my walls and have fallen in love with the color of your wall in the photo entitled “how to plank a chair rail”. Would you please tell me what color and brand that paint color is? Thank you x’s a million!:-)

    1. Nina Hendrick says:

      Hi Jessica, the color was Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray lightened by 50%.

  3. Elaine Brueckmann says:

    Hi everything looks great… my question is why the gap in between the boards?

    1. To give them the look of authentic tongue-and-groove or shiplap boards.

  4. Hi there! I’m curious if you painted in between the boards separately or just rolled over them? How did you stop paint from filling the gaps in between the wood?

    1. We just used a paint brush to paint the edges of the board and then went over everything with a roller. The previous paint color didn’t show through the gaps, so we didn’t have to go crazy. We did light coats of paint so that it wasn’t an issue of the paint filling in the gaps!

  5. Beautiful work, Nina! Two questions: Did you do anything (like caulk, trim, etc.) to the space where the boards meet the end wall? And, did you install the 1×6 trim on the top board (like you did at the bottom), or above it?

    One more for fun… love the rug! Where did you get it? What’s its name? So pretty!

    1. We did not caulk where the boards meet the wall. The trim is on the top board! The rug can be found here (it’s the nuLoom Chunky Loop in Bleached 9×12’ish).

  6. lynn pearson-brown says:

    Hi Nina!

    You started at the top…was your ceiling height actually 8′? Also…what did you use for the baseboard? It appears that it stands out which is beautiful. Did you simply put the bvaseboard over your bottom piece?

    How do you think it would look if you painted tge wall & had a very thin but noticible gap between the boards?

    Thanks! Love this idea!

    1. Our ceiling is not perfectly 8′, we hid the excess below the baseboard- which, yes is over the bottom piece. It’s a simple pine 1×6″. I think it would be pretty to leave more of a gap with the wall painted behind it.

  7. Can you tell me what you used at the top to finish off the trim? Thanks so much for the tutorial!! Can’t wait to try it at my home!!

    1. Hi, Mandy! We simply used a 1×2″ piece of pine trim and painted it white.

      1. How did you attach the 1×2” pine trim?

        1. I’m sorry, I should have been more specific in my previous comment. How is the 1×2” pine affixed to the wall?

          1. Hi, Annie! We used a nail gun with 2″ nails.

  8. Hi nina,

    What paint color is in your dining room for walls and planks?

    1. Hi Brandi! The walls are Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray lightened by 50% and the planks are BM Simply White.

  9. Hi Nina! Did you miter the ends of the planks where they meet the other planks at the inside corners of the room? Thanks!

    1. No, we just overlapped it in the corners! I was okay with a more rustic look. Some people miter and others use a filler strip of trim.

  10. This is awesome. Thanks!

  11. Hello Nina, your finished plank walls look great! Can you comment on how you finished any wall that opens up into another room…in other words, an outside corner? I’m going to be adding some planked walls to our home and I’m undecided whether to add trim to the outside corner or not. Thank you!

    1. Hi Michelle, we didn’t actually have any outside corners- but we would wrap the corner with two mitered vertical pine 1x2s if we ever came across that issue!

  12. Why did you use ripped plywood instead of 1 x 6’s? It looks fantastic, and i may borrow this idea in a 100 year old house i am buying. Thanks for the terrific idea!

    1. Hi Donna! Thank you! We used the ripped plywood partially for cost, (for the area we were covering the 1x6s would have cost hundreds- possibly thousands!) and partially because we didn’t want to add bulk to the wall. Another factor was that the thin plywood is a little more rustic and textured, which I loved (you can also find it smooth, but I was going for a farmhouse look). Congrats on the home, that’s wonderful!

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