I have fallen in love with shiplap, not a term we are familiar with in New Zealand, so think Lockwood houses that have had a paint makeover. Tongue and groove painted white or whitewashed can look amazing in almost any home, especially a coastal or farmhouse style house.
Since Joanna and Chip Gaines of Magnolia House frequently use, or restore Shiplap in their farmhouse style makeovers, it is making a big hit with renovators. Shiplap can add a coastal feel if horizontal and a traditional feel when vertical and it can be whitewashed, painted with a solid white or any colour for that matter. The world is your oyster when it comes to shiplap and the following images show how it can add interest to what might otherwise could be a boring wall (or fireplace)...
Above: Vertical and horizontal combined shiplap has a contemporary feel
Above: Whitewashed or limed, vertical boards for a rustic Scandinavian look
Above: Original, vertical shiplap for a farmhouse feel
Above: Horizontal shiplap suits coastal and Hamptons style interiors
Above: It works great in bathrooms and smaller areas
Above: Original farmhouse shiplap
All images above via Pinterest
Have you been inspired by the use of shiplap, could it work in your home or your next renovating project or do you have an older Lockwood that would benefit from a paint makeover? I haven't mentioned it yet but I am currently planning a studio in my back garden, it is not just a studio, it will be a multi purpose space and I plan to use horizontal T&G wallboard to mimic shiplap on the walls. I will be sharing the studio as it progresses so look out for updates. Meanwhile later this week I will share images of the beach house which is now complete.
Helpful quick links for shiplap tutorials and handy hints using shiplap:
If you would like to see more shiplap inspiration please visit my Pinterest board below...