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Fake Shiplap DIY Fireplace Wall for Only $15!

An easy and cheap way to update your fireplace! Follow this DIY fake shiplap fireplace makeover tutorial to add farmhouse charm to your house!

Hi Friends!  If you have followed my blog for a while you know I’ve never liked my fireplace and have remodeled it already.  Well, I remodeled it again and this time I love it!  

I was definitely inspired by Fixer Upper farmhouse style to pull off this easy and cheap DIY fake shiplap fireplace makeover.

So let me now remind you of how my fireplace looked for about 10 years…

DIY fireplace mantel makeover
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It drove me crazy!  A hole and an inlet over the mantle and a big hole for a box TV on the bottom… yes, our house was built in the late 90s.  

About 3 years ago I remodeled it to look like this…  You can check out the tutorial by clicking here.

diy mantel fireplace makeover

Better, but I still wasn’t in love with it.  Also my kids were getting older so I didn’t need the chalkboard over the fireplace anymore.  

I decided to put up faux or fake shiplap over the mantel to cover the holes instead of fabric over foam.  

Off to Lowe’s I went where I got a very thin 4’x8′ utility board and had them cut it in 6-inch panels.  Then all we had to do is nail them to the wall with my Ryobi nail gun.

We ended up putting a few 2x4s where the holes were to nail the board into the center.  This took about 10 minutes!  Super easy!

fake shiplap

After the boards were up, I filled in the nail holes with some wood filler and then I painted the whole thing with Benjamin Moore white dove paint.  Ta da!  That’s all there is to it!

fake shiplap wall

All I had to do now was to decorate it.  The only thing I really wanted was a windmill clock and I ended up getting this one off Amazon.  (Click here!)  

It really brought the room together and added the perfect focal point for the mantel!

Benjamin Moore White Dove fireplace
Benjamin Moore White Dove fireplace

I am finally in love with my fake shiplap fireplace wall!  It took 13 years but I finally nailed it!  It makes me so happy to sit in my family room now.

Benjamin Moore White Dove fireplace

I also changed the brass on my fireplace by painting it.  Find out how to paint metal fireplace pieces by clicking here.

Now I can’t ready to decorate it for the holidays. I’m taking some great tips for decorating a perfect holiday mantle from Redfin!

I recently added faux shiplap to my hallway cabinet remodel.  You can read all about my DIY plywood shiplap cabinets here.

faux shiplap

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!  If you’d like to save this idea for later, you can Pin it now if you’d like!

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