Creating a feature wall isn’t as hard as you think. It’s actually fun. And if you make a mistake or you don’t like it, you can change it. I chose a shiplap featured wall as our headboard because our bed didn’t have one. Here’s what I did. (Dog not included.) :) 

  1. I decided to go with a rustic vertical shiplap look. I bought my boards at a local home store. Cost was about $90.00.
  2. I measured the height from my baseboard to the ceiling. I trimmed off the bottom of the boards using and oscillating tool to fit. (oscillating tool is great for small projects)
  3. I generously applied liquid nails on the back of each board. I placed one board at a time on the wall using liquid nails (this helped keep the board in place) and then secured each board using long trim nails. A nail gun works great, but I didn’t have one at the time. With shiplap you will need to tap each board with a small hammer into the previous board’s groove.
  4. After all the boards were in place, I allowed the liquid nails to dry overnight.
  5. Next, I used caulking to finish the top of my feature wall and any imperfections to the boards to give it a clean look.
  6. I repainted the boards to white and aged them with a touch of gray. I then applied the shelf.

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11