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DIY Wall Treatments Other Than Shiplap

September 20, 2016 • By

Shiplap.

It.  Is.  Everywhere.

Shiplap in living rooms, shiplap in dining rooms, shiplap in bathrooms, shiplap in kitchens.

Here a shiplap, there are shiplap, everywhere a shiplap. 

HGTV and Joanna Gaines has taken this farmhouse, shiplap phenomenon to the extreme.

Now, please don’t get me wrong…as an interior designer I appreciate different styles, design asthetics, and I do like shiplap, but it’s being overdone!

There’s more wall treatment options out there besides shiplap so let’s check them out!!!

Take a look at a few DIY Wall Treatments that I have completed over time, other than shitlap, I mean shiplap…

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

If you’re here from Monica Wants It, welcome! I’m SO glad to have you here!

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WATERCOLOR WALLS

I’m sure you have seen all of the images of the incredible watercolor wall coverings going around Pinterest lately.  They are amazing.  I love the fluidity and the sense of calm it can bring to a space. I wanted to create this look in the studio but I wanted to DIY it, rather than order a wall mural.

I created a make-up area in the studio for when we are filming you tube videos. It’s a nice place to be able to double check for holes in my hair or mascara running down my face. It seems The Handler ‘forgets’ to tell me these things while filming our videos. Ahemmm… Check out my you tube channel here! I wanted to do a cool wall treatment that would peak out from behind the fantastic Rustic Hollywood Mirror we made, but not something that would compete for attention. The process was quite easy.

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

Of course I used Velvet Finishes for my DIY Watercolor Wall. Here are the supplies:

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

I practiced a couple of different techniques before I found the one that gave me the watercolor look I was going for.  I was thinking ‘watered down paint’ but what worked was actually ‘water with a little paint in it’. Of course, just add more paint to increase the depth of color.  I wanted a very sheer look. To create the watercolor effect: simply add the tinted water to your brush, place the brush at the top of the wall, and press the water out – just let it flow!

The water takes it’s own directions, rarely running just straight down.  I like that in many areas it went sideways, as it created an overlapped and layered effect. If it did not go down the wall as far as I wanted, I simply pressed where it stopped, but pressed a little lighter so it looked consistent, as the color became lighter as it tapered down the wall.

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

The process was incredibly easy but I’m not gonna lie… It was messy! Be sure you have your plastic well taped on the floor or trim. Definitely do not do this at home with kiddos running around!!!

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

This technique inspired me to find indoor water fountains for home that would fit with the flow of this wall. Since I was so in love with this technique, I decided to do the vanity desk I was going to use with the same watercolor treatment. I painted the table in Velvet Finishes Soulful and after that was dry I turned the table up on it’s end because I wanted the color to be running in the opposite way on the top of the table, from the wall. I did the top and the fronts of the drawers.

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

So, what do you think?

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

see the entire DIY watercolor wall tutorial here.

STRIPED WALLS

It was time for an office makeover at the design studio. I painted my walls orange a couple of years ago.  It was bold and gorgeous but it was time for them to go! When I decided I wanted to redo my office area at the studio I knew I did not want solid walls any longer.  The space is fairly large and it’s open so I wanted to be bold.

Like giant orange walls aren’t, right?

After much thought into different shapes and colors, I wanted to keep it fairly simple. Inspiring but not distracting. I went with multi-colored stripes. I used the Velvet Finishes color palette so I had the Timeless color matched at Sherwin-Williams to paint the walls for the color base. For the stripes I chose Boheme/Eloquent/Enchanting/Glamorous and Bold.  A lovely combination, agreed?

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

We used Delicate Surface Frog Tape to tape the stripes.

The Accomplice taped…

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And I painted…

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

Remember to pull the Frog Tape off while the paint is still slightly wet.  That is important to the crisp lines.

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

And then I painted some more…

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

Looking good right?

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

Once all the painting was done I was finally able to put my office back together.

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

I no longer file on the floor since I now have filing cabinets in my space. I had them around the corner so I didn’t have to look at them but that didn’t really work for me. If you weigh up the costs of installing a sub floor ventilation system against the costs of treating asthma, migraines and other respiratory illnesses, not to mention mould removal and possibly even termite extermination, the ventilation system is by far the smarter option. I would recommend to you a Dalla based company named Pure Airways (Dallas Air Duct Cleaning). They easily do duct cleaning, repairing, resealing and even replacing with perfection. I would make stacks in the floor because I didn’t want to spend all my time walking back and forth.  Now these four cabinets sit right beside my desk. You can see my tutorial on How to Make Filing Cabinets.

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

I am LOVING the stripes!!

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

see more from my office makeover here.

DIY FAUX BRICK WALLS

Painting faux brick walls is easy! Brick walls, brick floors, brick ceilings. Any and all of them. Brick can really give a space a unique and textured look, whether left natural or painted. I decided to add a brick wall section in the design studio for photographing furniture and I wanted it to look old. I wanted character and layers of time. We also had roof repairs fort myers fl fixing our roof because we need roof maintenance every once in a while.

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

The process was quite simple! I purchased faux brick sheets from Lowe’s.  They come in 4′ x 8′ sheets and run around $27/sheet.  Not bad.  The space I wanted to have the brick is only about 6′ wide so we needed 2 sheets. And Velvet Finishes did the rest! 🙂 You can see the entire process, here.

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

see how to make a faux brick wall with Velvet Finishes here.

CLIPBOARD WALL

I’m a visual person.  I need everything in sight. That is why I decided to create a Clipboard Calendar Wall. I know many people can work completely out of their computers and run their life out of the palm of their hand via a phone, but ugh, I just can’t do it all inside that little bitty box. I love paper. I like to write. It’s therapeutic and kind of sexy. Heck, it’s practically a dying art!

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I bought cheap clip boards and since they are a basic brown,  we painted them with Velvet Finishes Boheme.

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

I also wanted to have  M – F above the boards.  We built the sign with scrap wood and cheap chip board letters from Hobby Lobby. We had already measured how the boards were going to go on the wall so I knew exactly how far apart to place the letters in order to have them centered above the boards. We painted these with Velvet Finishes Stately.

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

I just noticed that these letters say WTF, even though we all know that they are for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – I had to point that out! Haha WTF!

I glued everything together with E6000.  Love that stuff, we use it on practically everything. We hung the boards on screws, 5 across and 5 down.  I print the date in the upper right corner (not all the way up or the clip will cover it) and print six months at a time.  Depending on when the month begins and ends, I use plain white paper if the month showing does not have a date on a particular board. I also needed the 12 months. I keep sticky notes on each month of relevant info. We painted those boards in Glamorous.

Are you sick of SHIPLAP? Here are a few DIY wall treatments other than shiplap that are sure to inspire via Design Asylum Blog. #VelvetFinishes

see how to schedule your schedule with a clipboard wall here.

I hope that you are inspired by the many wall treatment options that are out there and you let Velvet Finishes help with your next DIY project!

So tell me, are you a fan of shiplap or anti-shiplap? I would love to hear from you!

I had a BLAST being part of the Anti-Shiplap Wall Treatments Blog Hop! Shout-out to Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof for hosting such a fun hop! Please be sure to head over to see Lora at Craftivity Designs and see her take on Anti-Shiplap Wall Treatments…

See more from my talented blogger friends! Click on the links below to see their fun, anti-shiplap wall treatments…

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(please be sure to visit the other blogger’s sites and see their anti-shiplap wall treatments – there’s SO many good ideas floating around y’all!)

This post contains affiliate links.  If you click and purchase, I make a small commission.  Yay me!  It does not, however, cost you one red cent more.  Yay you!  I call that a win/win!!  Thank you for helping me to support my DIY/Design habit.

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