It's 2016 and its going to be a Sweet '16! I'm on a roll and getting some projects started right away in Tudor Lane. I'm starting with adding some character over the fireplace. It's inset into the wall a bit and absolutely perfect for some shiplap.
I knew I was going to do this, so I didn't even paint in there. Why waste the paint, right?
In creating shiplap walls in client's homes we have previously just used pine 1 x 6's and left a space in between each one. I just discovered these tongue and groove boards from Home Depot. (They also have a gray barnwood board that is pretty awesome.)
As you can see in the pic above, one side is a beadboard detail and the other side, which I used, is plain. In the lower pics you can see the tonge and groove and how they fit together. To save some time, I white-washed it before hanging it.
So, let's put up some shiplap!
I'm in love with the character it gives this space. Now to decorate it!
For the winter, I love simple decorating. A nice clean slate for the beginning of the year. These cotton bols have been so versatile since I got them in the Fall and have carried through nicely for Winter. (Available at Potentially Chic.)
A large clock and a simple white lantern are enough for now. As we get closer to Spring, I'll probably add some green to the mix. The wood snowflake garland I used for Christmas still works, so I left that up.
So, what do you think? I'll be sharing the rest of the room very soon. I'm loving how it's looking. A few more projects in here and it will be done! For a while anyway. ha!