Hi, friends, and happy hump day! It is so nice and sunny this week in Colorado and I am LOVING it! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite parts of our Kitchen – the Kitchen Island Shiplap!
We originally had dry wall where all of the stained wood is now, and it always felt a little blah. By adding the stained shiplap it feels more like a custom built-in piece. I also love the warmth that the stained wood adds to the white kitchen.
This was a very simple DIY project for us and only took about half a day to complete. We used Tongue and Groove Pine Boards, which are pretty simple to install as long as you have a saw and a nail gun. We installed the planks first, then added the corner trim to hide the cut edges, and then stained the wood.
- 1 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft. Premium Tongue and Groove Pattern Whitewood Board
- Wood Stain – We used Espresso
- Stain Brush and Cloth Rag
- Nail Gun
- Pine Outside Corner Moulding
- Miter Saw
- Oscillating Multi-Tool – to cut openings for outlets or cuts around the support bars underneath the countertop
I love when simple DIYs like this Kitchen Island Shiplap can make such a huge impact. The wood tones add so much warmth and interest to the Kitchen and make the space feel more custom. The wood also ties into the wood on our fireplace wall, which I will also share here soon, or you can see it on our Instagram feed! I also love the contrast of the darker wood stain on the wall with or lighter grey wood floors.
I hope this DIY project gives your some inspiration for your own Kitchen! For another simple DIY project that adds a ton of interest to a room, check out Kaylee’s Board & Batten post!
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