I am participating in the $100 Room Challenge where a group of DIY bloggers is challenged to makeover a room without spending more than $100. This week I am going to show you how to faux shiplap with a Sharpie paint pen! When you only have $100 to spend, you must get creative with budget shopping and DIY projects.
I know I want this room to be rustic and outdoorsy and I want the feature wall behind the beds to be different from the other walls. Wallpaper is great but wallpaper is not in the $100 budget. I have removed wallpaper in 6 rooms in our home so I am not going to wallpaper even though I know that wallpaper is so much better today. Seriously considering stenciling something like a herringbone pattern or some arrows on the wall but I am sure how it will look. So I go to Pinterest and search “rustic twin bedrooms” and I am drawn to the shiplap walls for the look that I am going for. Now, shiplap is out of budget but I have seen girls draw shiplap walls with Sharpies on IG and Pinterest and I know that it looks like the real deal.
The best thing about committing to the faux shiplap with the Sharpie Paint Pen is the price. There is enough white paint leftover from my DIY Faux Floral Wallpaper with a Sharpie for the wall and the Sharpie would cost less than $3 so I am sold on the idea.
TIP: You must use a Sharpie Paint Pen instead of a Sharpie Permanent Marker.
While researching the floral wall treatment every one said to use the paint pen. It is very easy to cover up if you repaint the wall. In fact, I made a few errors and I covered the error with my wall paint and a tiny paintbrush so that I can draw the line again.
Shiplap is 6, 8, and 10 inches wide and I like wider planks so I made my lines 8 inches apart. The lines you draw should be the thickness of a nickel and this paint pen worked perfectly.
Mark small lines with a pencil every eight inches from the top of the ceiling and not from your previous line.
Keep a ruler, leveler, and Sharpie Paint Pen your hands at all times. I held up the ruler on the small pencil mark that I had made and made sure that it was level.
You can use a piece of painter’s tape to hold the ruler in place while you draw your lines.
Remember that the lines you draw should be the thickness of a nickel. It doesn’t have to be perfect because boards are not always perfect. If you make mistakes, just paint over them with the wall color paint and a small paintbrush. Let dry and redraw it.
Total Spent so far:
Faux Shiplap with a Sharpie Paint Pen $2.64
DIY Dyed Tassel Rug $2.49