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Decorating With Shiplap: Ideas From Fixer Upper

Show: Fixer Upper

It's no secret that Chip and Joanna Gaines are fans of designing with shiplap, a rough-sawn pine paneling often used in barns and historic homes. Get shiplap ideas from some of the most spectacular ways the 'Fixer Upper' stars have used this versatile material.

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See What Lies Beneath

Since shiplap was commonly used as insulation in farmhouse-style homes, check under the existing wall surface before starting a renovation project. In this home featured in HGTV Magazine, designer Joanna Gaines found shiplap walls hidden under crumbling wallpaper. She peeled off the dated pattern and reinvigorated the room with a fresh coat of white paint.

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Shiplap Wainscoting

Joanna uses natural wood shiplap as wainscoting in this home's living room. You can also create a taste of rustic style by adding wooden box awnings over your home's windows, like Joanna Gaines did in this Craftsman-style living room. Or, use the weathered wood to create a built-in bookshelf.

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Contrast Rustic Shiplap With Modern Elements

Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines brought in shiplap for a paneled feature wall behind the farmhouse sink. A white subway tile backsplash and quartzite countertops add a modern element to the rustic space.

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Shiplap Shelving

Complement rustic shiplap with industrial elements, like this sculptural shelving unit made from plumbing pipe and pine planks.

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