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To shiplap or not to shiplap?

Jeanne S
last month

We just replaced the jail rail in our living room with this half wall bookshelf. On the bottom half was paneling. My husband experimented with filling in the grooves, sanding and painting, but we don't love the outcome. You can still see some of the grooves and it just doesn't look all that great. We decided to keep the paneling on the other side and paint it perle noir, which came out awesome. Hind sight is always 20/20! Now we're considering adding shiplap to cover the wall. Yay or nay?? And if yes to adding shiplap, would you then carryover above the painted part and where welcome sign is too?

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