7 Things No One Tells You About Installing Shiplap
Rewatch almost any episode of Chip and Joanna Gaines' popular HGTV show Fixer Upper, and behind the farmhouse sinks, wall art quotations, and slipcovered couches, you'll notice one thing: shiplap. Since Fixer Upper, it seems like everyone wants to cover their walls with white-painted wood paneling. Yes, wood paneling is officially trendy again (and Google search would have to agree). But shiplap has a history dating back long before the house-flipping duo made it a Pinterest board must-have. Here's what you should know about shiplap, from how it began to modern "hacks"—including how we faked the look in the 2020 Real Simple Home, pictured above.