How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap

How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap

The farmhouse style has been taking shape ever since Joanna Gaines made us all so aware of its simple beauty. There are many interpretations of the farmhouse style, I tend to lean toward the modern farmhouse look. However, lately I’ve been infusing some boho throughout our house. I love the textures and natural elements found in the bohemian look. The boho style can also be super colorful or simply neutral, it’s so flexible and fun! In designing a look for my teenage daughter’s bedroom, it was definitely going to be boho, but I wanted it to flow with our home too. I’m so excited to show you how to create boho farmhouse shiplap and give you a mini tour of her bedroom design.


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Before construction!


My daughter, Sawyer, knows what she likes, but she’s also very open and flexible when considering other opinions and options. I had so much fun designing her bedroom space together. We threw around different ideas, color schemes, and how she wanted the room to feel. She likes color, but wanted the room to feel calm and relaxed, so we went with muted tones. The original feature wall was going to be diagonal board and batten, but it would have been too difficult for me to match up the boards with the french cleat bracket for her cane headboard – I just wasn’t up to that DIY challenge yet. She likes shiplap, but didn’t want white. We agreed to a light grey green, and found the most beautiful shade in Magnolia Home paint, called Clean Lines and it’s the best paint I’ve every used. I hate painting, I mean I seriously don’t like anything about it except picking out colors. I went ahead and brushed a coat onto the gap of the shiplap because it seemed like it would be difficult to paint inside it once it was installed. Magnolia Home paint went on like butter, hardly had an odor to it, and I painted all 9 boards in less than 30 minutes. Yeah, I went ahead and rolled the first coat on the entire board after feeling how fast and easy the layer went onto the gap. It dried quickly also and the finish was smooth and luxurious. I love it and have already started scoping out Magnolia Home colors for my husband’s office. I used about a half gallon after applying the second coat to the half-wall of shiplap. I’m guessing a can would have given me two coats of the entire 10’x12′ wall.


How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap

How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap – Video Tutorial

I did my fair share of shiplap research, and found that I had to look for several tutorials in order to figure out how to do all the necessary steps for my wall. For the side baseboard issue, Jeremy and I had to just brainstorm and determine what we wanted to do. And I figured out the hard way that I would need to trim off the shiplap gap along the very top board if I wanted my shelf to work out. I created a video that covers all the details I came across when installing my shiplap, but I’ll also list them out below. I hope you find all the details you need and don’t have to shop around to cover unforeseen issues. Please hit that Like button on my video~



At this point, I ran out of daylight and realized that I attached my last shiplap board. I didn’t want to take it down to remove the shiplap gap along the top for the shelf, so I ran over to The Home Depot and got another board. This mistake turned out for the best because it made the wall a better height for the cane headboard. Lucky mistake for me!


How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap
At this point, I thought I was done with attaching the shiplap… but there was a problem with my top board. Be sure to watch my video to know how to prepare your last board for the shelf install.

How to Create Boho Shiplap – Step by Step

  1. Remove the baseboard trim and outlet covers.
  2. Cut the side intersecting baseboards at a 90 degree angle using a multi-tool.
  3. Mart the studs on your wall or use a stud finder for each board (I had to do this a bit because the huge electrical box in the wall threw off the stud finder).
  4. Paint the shiplap gaps – or the entire boards. This is a good time to paint the outlet covers if you want a seamless look.
  5. For each board, cut off a small piece to make sure each end is cut square.
  6. For each board, measure the wall, mark the cut on the board near the other end that hasn’t already been trimmed. It’s better to have the board be too long and have to go back and shave off a little more. Having the boards fit as closely as possible will make your caulking step later a bit easier.
  7. Place the shiplap board in place on the wall, use a level in case your floor isn’t level, and then use a brad nail gun to secure it into each stud. Use two inch brad nails and place two nails into each stud.
  8. Repeat steps 5, 6, 7 for each board – except the very top board.
  9. Once all the boards are up, add plastic wood to the brad nail holes. Once dry, sand smooth. I like to vacuum the dust and wipe it with a microfiber cloth.

    Cutting around an outlet
  10. When you reach an outlet, you’ll need to use a jigsaw or multi-tool to cut the piece out of the shiplap board. It helps to use one of the trimmed off ends to help you mark on the trim piece where the electrical box is located. I show how to do this step in the video. Please hit that Like button if you watch.
  11. Before you attach the shiplap boards around the outlet, you’ll need to CUT the POWER and add a gang box extender. This will pop out your outlet so that it’s flush with your new shiplap wall. You much CUT the POWER in order to unscrew the outlet and shimmy the extender box onto the outlet box. You screw the gang box extender in place and then add your boards. Once in place and lined up, tighten your outlet screws and you can resume power.

    Install Boho plant shelf
  12. To add a simple plant shelf, you’ll need to trim off the gap from the top piece of shiplap. I used a circular saw to do this, but a table saw would also work well.
  13. Our wall was just short of 12 feet long, so I used two 1″x2″x6′ select pine boards and two 1″x4″x6′ select pine boards.
  14. Measure the wall, and cut all 4 boards to fit perfectly across.
  15. Place the 1″x2″ boards on the wall – I used painters tape to hold mine up. Mark the stud locations along the bottom of the boards. I measured up 1/4″ inch for each stud mark because this is where you predrill your screw holes. Make sure you face out the prettiest side to mark your screw holes because this side will be seen. They are at 1/4″ up from the bottom because they’ll be hidden by the 1″x4″ shelf board later.
  16. You can attach the 1″x2″ boards to the wall into the studs. Make sure the boards are flush with the top shiplap board and even with each other as well. I used 3″ wood screws to attach this board to the wall.
  17. Hold your 1″x4″ boards up to the 1″x2″ board and mark three places to add your pocket holes. They can’t be aligned with the screws into the studs, that’s why your holding it up to the 1″x2″ boards so see where those screws are located.
  18. Use the Kreg pocket jig tool to make your pocket holes. These are placed on the underside of your shelf board, make sure you pick the prettiest side of this board to be on top.
  19. You may need a helper to hold up the shelf while you attach 1.25″ screws into the pocket holes. You can leave the pocket holes exposed, or fill with plastic wood, and sand when dry. You can also add plastic wood to the middle shelf seam if you don’t like seeing the line.
  20. You can caulk the seems along the side walls if you want. I chose to do this because my cuts weren’t perfect and the caulk helped to line things up.
  21. Once dry, prep your space for the final coat of paint.
  22. Once the paint is full dry, attach your outlet cover and style~

How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap

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How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap

How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap

How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap

How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap

How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap

How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap

How to Create Boho Farmhouse Shiplap

Magnolia Home Paint, Clean Lines color is so pretty and definitely one to see in-person for the true color. It looks great in this space and works well in our home. The beauty of boho farmhouse is that it’s so flexible, almost any color would work for this project. I hope this tutorial is helpful and inspirational. It was my first go with shiplap and it was challenging and fun. Now, I feel even more confident to take on other projects. Let me know what you think in the comments below and be sure to subscribe to get an update on the other side of this Boho Farmhouse bedroom, and more DIY and decorating!


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You may have heard of Beddys zipper bedding and accessories – I believe they were the pioneers to really launch this fabulous concept of bedding that zips up. Zipper bedding helps kids and adults to easily make their bed. I love the beautiful finished look of Beddys bedding, but it’s not in my budget, so I decided to make my own. If you’re not sure whether or not your child would like the feeling of zipper bedding, you could always start by using an existing sheet set and fleece blanket – that way you only need to buy the zipper. If they love it, you can invest in a new sheet design and update their room later. Quinn’s sheets are very worn and a little stretched out, so I got an amazingly great deal at Target on a gold-dot sheet set – under $7!!! However, I made the mistake of buying a microfleece blanket which has a lot of stretch. It was so soft, but it would have been easier to sew fleece that didn’t have any give. I also used an all purpose upholstery thread just to have some extra toughness against my six-year-old zipping it over and over again. I was able to buy 10 yards of zipper on Amazon, and cut the exact lengths I needed.


Easy DIY Zipper Bedding
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Easy DIY Zipper Bedding

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Easy DIY Zipper Bedding

Easy DIY Zipper Bedding Steps:

  1. Measure your mattress width and length. My mattress was 38″ x 74″
  2. Lay out (and maybe iron) your flat sheet. Measure and pin your width and length – be sure to add some room for your seam allowance (38.5″ x 74.5″).
  3. Cut out the flat sheet, cutting along the outside of your pins.
  4. Lay out your fleece fabric/blanket and pin the cut out flat sheet on top of it, right-side faced down.
  5. Cut out the fleece and leave them pinned together.
  6. Sew the flat sheet and fleece together, leaving a 12″ opening at the bottom to turn it right-side out.
  7. Turn right-side out and sew the opening closed when you sew a top stitch around the entire perimeter.
  8. Cut two 74″ lengths of zipper (one for each side of the bed), and unzip the zippers.
  9. Sew a zipper half to each length of the flat sheet/fleece top. The zipper should be face-down and facing in. Sew it along the top-stitch.
  10. Place the fitted sheet onto the mattress. Using sewing chalk, mark along the edge of the mattress on each side.
  11. Line up each zipper half and pin along the chalk line. Make sure the zipper is face-down and facing out.
  12. Take the zipper pulls and thread each half into a pull to zip up each side.
  13. You can sew the bottom end to the fitted sheet or not.

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Do you like to sew? Is this a project you may try out? If you do, please leave me a comment below. I’d love to see your fabric choices and finished projects – they’re so inspiring and encouraging! Thanks for reading this post – I appreciate you and am so happy to be connected!

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