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DIY Shiplap Island Trim

Update kitchen cabinets with DIY shiplap wood trim!

By: Brooke Berry from brooklynberrydesigns.com
Updated July 20, 2018
DIY Shiplap Island Trim
DIY Shiplap Island Trim
This image courtesy of brooklynberrydesigns.com

Are you a fan of shiplap? Then you are going to love this DIY tutorial! This DIY Shiplap Island Trim is an easy project you can complete in a weekend. Joanna Gaines would be jealous of this DIY shiplap!

This vertical plank style can give your home a personalized and custom look at a budget-friendly cost. It's stylish, chic, and, very important for sustainability over time, durable. If you are looking for home improvement ideas for your kitchen, or simply want to add a special detail to your kitchen decor, consider this DIY project. Learn how to add trim or paneling to your kitchen island cabinets with this DIY shiplap tutorial.

From the blogger: "Add some personality and detail to your kitchen island cabinets by adding trim or paneling to it. A simple weekend project that will make your home look so much more expensive and custom looking. I always liked the beadboard look, and then debated a board and batten style of trim. I ended up going with a vertical plank, which is now commonly known as shiplap. Not only does it look beautiful, it is durable, holding up to the wear and tear of four wild boys."

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Estimated Cost$31+

Primary TechniqueHome Decor

Occasion/ThemeSummer

Intermediate

Materials List

  • Paint ready plywood
  • Paint
  • Nail gun

DIY Project Instructions

  1. Rip plywood board down into 6" planks. This can be done for you at Home Depot or Lowes.

  2. Paint the cabinet base

  3. Start hanging trim at the bottom, making sure your first piece is level.This piece may need some adjustments as most floors are not perfectly straight. Nail the board on the edges where there is backing behind the cabinet.

  4. Use tile spacers or two nickles to space out your next board.

  5. Start moving up the cabinet until you reach the top.

  6. Paint planks on the cabinets.

  7. Add corner trim pieces to finish it off, as needed

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The house we recently bought had been beautifully renovated by the previous owners, all except the kitchen! The cabinet doors are similar to the ones in the before photos and we have quite an ugly island tiled in what looks like grey brick. Ugh! Ive never heard of Shiplap before but it is going to look so good on our island AND weve decided to take this very clever designers advice and replace the cabinet doors but not the cabinets. So our kitchen reno is going to be a lot less costly than redoing the entire kitchen.YAY!

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