“How-To” Shiplap Wall & Open Pipe Shelving
WARNING: This is the longest post in AW history. Grab a seat, a venti caramel macchiato and get ready for serious photo overload. I tried really hard to edit this down but my kiddos and hubby are just so darn cute! And I totally had to prove that I actually don’t have freshly curled hair and a Summer dress on daily. This girl can actually get down and dirty 😉
So today we are talking Project Lakehouse Flip. People always ask me how we get it all done. From kids to owning a business to running a blog to flipping homes to renovating our new historic home, we have our hands in just about everything these days. So let’s first get this straight… I would be totally lying if I said that we do actually “get it all done”. We may keep up with a lot of renovation projects but don’t worry, lots of other things have to take a backseat due to the constant chaos. My kiddos eat school lunch every single day, when party invites say “bring a side or dessert” I absolutely pop by Kroger’s ready-made section and I have mega help with our enormous piles of laundry. It takes a village. That is for sure!
So now that we’ve cleared that up, I’d say first on the list to at least managing the crazy is truly loving what you do. It’s super easy to get overwhelmed and burnt out but for us, we’ve wanted and worked for the ability to renovate together (Mark and I) for soooo long, that we are that much more thankful and ready to work when the day finally comes. Next I’d say the fact that we can do some of what we do as a family makes it easier to handle as well. Since we certainly can’t get it all done during the weekly 9-5, we resort to flip hunting, reno shopping and DIY’ing on the weekends. With an 8 and 3 year old in tow. It’s crazy but we absolutely love it. Most of it ;-). We joked the other day while we were visiting my sister’s new house renovation that was just completely demo’d that our girls don’t think twice about a house in that condition. Addie starts rattling off ideas and Winnie says “when are the walls coming?”!
In completing our Project Lakehouse Flip, it was finally down to the last little details. Those are honestly the things that seem to linger and take forever to get done. Well forever to us on a flip is like a week or two but in a super short timeline, that is basically forever. That last 5-10% is always the absolute biggest pain. There were lots of little details from porch railing to shutters to a big ugly concrete wall that needed to be finished up like yesterday. Today I am touching on two of the more “fun” projects… a shiplap wall and open pipe shelving. If you haven’t heard of either, you have quite possibly been living under a rock. I took a little inspiration from the amazing Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper to solve two “problems” and create a more traditional style this time around in our little fixer upper. In selecting the style for a home renovation I always have the area and the potential end buyer in mind. For this lakefront property, I felt a touch of good ole’ Southern charm is just what this cottage needed!
Here are the “problem” areas we are tackling…
Kitchen During Renovation
Basement Wall BEFORE (right wall)
Basement Wall During Renovation (right wall)
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Our Shopping Trip!
Ready for a peek at a typical Hayes’ family weekend? Our Saturday morning began with breakfast at Chic-Fil-A and then a trip to Lowe’s to prepare for our lakehouse work day the following Monday. To create our own version of a shiplap wall, we chose an exterior siding for the basement’s concrete wall. This is a great option for a basement wall that may have slight moisture. I love the textured look of overlapping the siding as you would see on the exterior of a home.
Here is what we used…
Next up, finding all of the right pipes and fittings to create two open pipe shelving units to flank the vent hood. You can find all of the pipes and fittings HERE…
Mark and I loaded up Monday morning and then hit the road for the 1.5 hour drive to our Project Lakehouse Flip. And yes, I do love to get my hands dirty and help. Although I haven’t mastered too many power tools beyond a drill, I am learning slowly but surely. Mark calls me his “Paparazzi Assistant”. You know, hammer one nail then take a couple of photos… Thank goodness he is laser focused because at my work rate, we’d be working on this flip literally forever. On this day we tackled the shiplap wall, the trim around the basement columns and the open shelving in the kitchen.
For the shelving, we used leftover barn wood from our Project Hayes Dream Barn. It already had such a great worn, rustic finish. Mark simply cut each piece down to size…
Next we worked together to create the open pipe shelving units. It was literally like putting together a puzzle…
And here’s a little sneak peek at our almost finished lakehouse flip! It is actually now completely finishe dup and on the market! I will be sharing the final completed before/after tour as well as the real estate listing in the next several days!
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Cabinets & Countertops- APF, Inc.
Wall Color- 1/2 Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
Trim & Shiplap Wall- Alabaster by Sherwin Williams
Vanity Lighting– Single Vanity
Vanity Lighting– Double Vanity
Subway Tile (Kitchen Backsplash and Bathroom Walls)
XOXO, Brittany Hayes