Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Easy Shiplap and Cornices

Hi Everyone.

Thought I would show you the cornices done and hung up in the new house along with some fun shiplap I found to fill in the ugly walls space we found behind the kitchen cabinets that were taken down.
Here is the cornices Terry made before we painted and hung them at the new house.


The cornices on the large window and the smaller window.


We just painted over the paintable wallpaper with white paint.  I like the vintage pattern to this paintable wallpaper instead of just a plain boxed wood.

This is the pattern to the curtains I hung under the cornices.  It is pretty but I am going to be adding color to these windows in the form of cottage type drapes.  I want a real cottage feel to this sweet house so I am on the hunt for cottage drapes to bring in some color with all my whites.


I found a box of this peel and stick "shiplap" at Lowes.  It looks and feels like wood planks.  This one is called sea washed.  Here is the link for the shiplap peel and stick.


When took down the kitchen cabinets to put open shelves we found years of different wall textures behind the cabinets.  So instead of trying to sand plaster walls to get it smooth enough for paint we thought a shiplap look would be a great choice.

I have to say this stuff is easy peasy to hang.  It is peel and stick.  Terry nailed it to the wall too.  These planks covered up the rough spots and looks really nice.  I will hang my vintage open shelves in this area.

We also hung it under the soffit.

I will be excited to get all my chippy cottage kitchen decor out of storage and start to decorate this kitchen when all the renovations are done.

We are still waiting on the new sink.  The old one was awesome but it had a hug crack in it and was leaking.  Ugh!  So to find a sink to fit this space we had to order it.  It was not a stock item.   We will put in the butcher block counters and stain and food seal those too.  I want to do something cute with that window over the sink too.

I hope to have a kitchen reveal soon.  There have been a lot of delays for us.
We also had to order the skinny cabinets that will fit around the moved refrigerator.  You know so we can actually open the refrigerator door without it hitting the wall!!!!
So when the cabinets and sink come in this week we can hopefully take care of making the moved refrigerator work better and start to put some finishing touches to this kitchen.

So stay with me.  I will have final reveals I promise.  All my decor is still packed away until we get the garage build done and can officially move in.
Patience is the name of the game and I am running on low with it all!  I will be so excited to get the news we can move forward and begin after the permits get released hopefully this week.

Seriously trying to stay positive and patient.

Have a great rest of this beautiful summer week.
Still really missing this sweet boy.  It is a little over a month since Cooper crossed over the rainbow bridge.  I miss him so much.

On a lighter and happier note.  This sweet little one is turning one year old tomorrow. Happy Birthday  Charlotte.  Can't believe it has been a whole year since this sweet angel arrived into our family.

We will be celebrating her birthday this coming weekend.  Charlotte loves Minnie Mouse so we are having a Minnie Mouse theme party.  Should be lots of fun.

Have a great rest of the week.
Hugs to all of you.
Kris


57 comments:

  1. Good Morning Kris
    Oh that picture of sweet Cooper just makes me cry, so sorry you are still so sad, I am sure it will take a long time to not be sad. Love love love love that shiplap. I am going to get some I love it so much. Wow how it looks so good. Love the Cornices and that wallpaper on it makes it amazing. Love the curtains too. Happy Birthday Charlotte. She is beautiful. Can't wait to see how you decorate the kitchen
    have the best day Kris
    deezie

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    1. Here is the link for the shiplap at Lowes.
      Here is the link.

      https://www.lowes.com/pd/Timberwall-Barnwood-4-95-in-x-3-93-ft-Seashore-White-Pine-Wood-Wall-Plank/1000111797

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  2. Wow you two are rockin' it! The cornices look wonderful and I like the sheers you picked out. The shiplap wallcovering you found certainly looks real! I miss having a dog- it's been 8 years since I had one. Cooper looks like he was a sweetheart. I bet the birthday party will be adorable!

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  3. Aww so sorry about Cooper, sending hugs... Everything is looking amazing, love the wallpaper and the shiplap look. You're getting so much done!!! xox

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  4. Charlotte looks so sweet, Kris. She looks like a bundle of joy! Your cottage is going to be so cute. You and Terry are so talented and you make a great team. I'm sure you can't wait to decorate. That's the best part!

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  5. First of all, a very happy birthday to Miss Charlotte! She's adorable. I can't believe it's been a whole year either! Awww.
    And sweet Cooper! :( hugs to you. I know how much it hurts.
    That shiplap! What a beautiful color. It looks wonderful. Your kitchen is going to look fantastic! I love the wallpaper on the cornices too. It gives it a nice subtle touch. Goodness! I'd be pulling my hair out in frustration over the permits. How annoying. Hope they come through this week!
    Hugs

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  6. Can I ask where you got the paintable wallpaper and those pretty white curtains?

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    1. The wallpaper is from Menards but I have seen it at Home Depot too. The white curtains are Laura Ashley and I got them at HomeGoods. Hope that helps.
      Kris

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  7. Kris, Love the cornices. Oh yes, that paintable paper is way nicer that plain wood. I love that Shiplap . Glad Terry nailed it on also....he's no amateur, is he? :):) The moisture and temp changes in kitchen could weaken the sticky backs of the planks. I like they way you work together. Look at that sweet faced baby girl. Happy birthday to Charlotte. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie
    P.S. I know you miss your sweet dogs, hugs honey.

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  8. So much to comment on, but first let me say I miss Cooper too :(. Seeing his pics and hearing about his antics always lifted my spirits. I so wish dogs would live longer, but I suppose if they did there would be so many more in shelters because their owners passed and no one is left to take care of them. Makes me so very sad.

    I am so in love with that shiplap, It has me thinking how I can use it in our new place (if we ever get there!). I absolutely adore all your choices...the curtains, the butcher block...everything is lovely and so you.

    Happy Birthday to gorgeous Charlotte!

    xxx

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  9. Kris, you have a lot going on! First, Happy Birthday to Miss Charlotte! Such a sweet face...kiss her all over. The shiplap is a brilliant idea for a rough wall. You know we are all waiting to see the finished product, but no more so than you and Terry. Cooper was such a sweetie...maybe when you are settled, would a new pup complete your home? The cornices look fabulous! Yes, could we have the source for the pretty white curtains? I need to replace our bedroom curtains. When you are finally able to dive into the boxes of decor, it will be like Christmas all over again. xoxo

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  10. Miss Charlotte is a sweet one! I can imagine how much you miss Cooper. Love the cornices and the ship lap. I so understand trying to be patient! Last November when I announced we were building a house, I expected to be in it by the end of April. Now it is the end of June and we still have a month or two to go.

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  11. Kris, this kitchen is really looking so beautiful! I love that shiplap and Terry's foresight to nailing it....just to make sure, especially when you put shelving on it. The cornices in the bedroom look dreamy. It always amazes me the way you two put your heads together and are able to use what you have (the wallpaper), and then create new things over and over again, often with repurposed pieces.
    Haven't seen Charlotte in a long time - what a beautiful baby (and mama!), and she looks very happy! Maybe after all is settled inside, you'll be open to getting another fur baby to warm your cottage.
    Hugs for great work, and hugs for perseverance and patience. Hope your mom is doing ok too.
    Rita

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  12. Pretty cornices! Can you tell that the peel and stick shiplap is not real wood?

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    1. Nope it is textured like wood so it looks and feels like wood. Love this stuff.
      Thanks for your visit.
      Kris

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  13. The cornices look great but I hadn't expected anything less, Kris. Whatever Terry builds turns out perfectly. You plan to add some color to the bedroom windows. Will it be egg shell, ivory or oatmeal, lol? I love the shiplap in the kitchen. It's a shame that there are so many delays. Hopefully you can make some progress this week. I can't believe that sweet Charlotte is already one year old. Time flies by indeed. Happy Birthday to her. I'm sad with you about Cooper. He was such a sweet boy with a great personality.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  14. Beautiful cornices Kris. The edition of the textured wall paper is a grand idea. We are in a holding pattern as we await the long countertop for the sink area. Ugh! Not til next weekend.
    Douglas and I looked at those peel and stick wooden planks and were trying to find an excuse to use them hahaha. Luv what you did.
    Big hugs!

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  15. Hi Kris, Happy Birthday to sweet Charlotte! I can't believe it has been a whole year she is so darn cute and with such chunky kissable cheeks! lol I just love little ones they are just a bright site. Your cornices turned out great. This little cottage is going to be so adorable. I can't wait to see what kind of color that you sneak into your white theme. Who knew that there was stick and peel shiplap. How amazing is that? It looks so great around the window. Love it! Hang in there the permits will come and it will in the time that is right for you. Have a awesome week sweet friend.
    xoxo Jo

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  16. Watching the evolution of your new home. I adore your blog. I never commented, just admired from afar. :) We just moved into a new home & I am trying to find that PERFECT light grey for our home. I want it light & airy. Do you mind telling me the color in your kitchen you used? Is it the same as in your living area? Also... that shiplap stick & peel... amazing!! Do you think it could go in a shower to cover up existing standard bath/shower kit? Love it! Can you share the brand please too.

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    1. The color of paint in the kitchen is called Gentle Rain by Behr. It is in the white family with hint of gray. Not sure if you could use the shiplap in a bathroom. If you nail it and not just do the peel and stick it might work. Just thinking the peel and stick with the steam would pull it away from the wall. If you nail it like we did it might just work. Hope that helps.
      Have a great week.
      Kris

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    2. One other question... why did your hubby nail it too? I'm hearing mixed reviews on this shiplap in my research in that it doesn't truly stick and nails may be required. Is this what happened with you guys? I just hate to add holes to my wall. Love any feedback. Thanks!

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    3. Hi
      We nailed it because of it being in the kitchen and on a very rough wall with years of layers of thick plaster issues. With it being in the kitchen and cooking etc we nailed it to really secure it. It is tiny finishing nails so it does not put big holes in the walls. Hope that helps. Good luck.
      Kris

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  17. Love the shiplap look and the cornices! You always find the neatest things! Can't wait for the big reveal...I know you're itching to see all your pretty decor again. Happy birthday to sweet Charlotte! Have fun at the party!

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  18. everything is looking wonderful Kris. love the cornices and the shiplap in the kitchen. Have a great birthday celebration with your little sweetheart!

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  19. i too love your blog it is wonderful to be able to be with you on your adventure and watch your progress. i used the peel and stick in my bathroom love the look of shiplap. i now am using the tin celing look in my glamper. i also feel your heart ache for your dog we lost our little ozzie on memorial day week end.OH NO you are going to add color never

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  20. Looks like fantastic progress to me! Love the cornices and the shiplap!

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  21. Gosh, it's nice to visit you! It's been so long. I've been so busy with my Etsy shop, moving too, etc. etc...My little granddaughter will turn one also, June 30th! We are in California to celebrate with her! Enjoy seeing your house turn into a home. :)

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  22. What a sweet little granddaughter! I love what you've done with the kitchen so far. Actually I love everything you and Terry do. I miss Cooper from afar...
    Brenda

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  23. The cornices are wonderful!....but of course they are as Terry made them!....cannot wait to see the progress of the kitchen and I have never seen that peel and stick shiplap/wood panels....looks great! and Happy Birthday to the adorable Charlotte!!!
    I am glad that Cooper was able to live out his days with those who so loved him. He was certainly a charmer.

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  24. Awe, what an adorable smile! I really like the white washed ship lap wall, Kris and so glad to hear it is available at Lowe's. We just got our first Lowe's store here in our little hamlet. Finger's crossed for you on the permit approval.

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  25. Love the pic of you and Charlotte - So cute! And I love the peel and stick shiplap. I had no idea there was such a thing! Thanks for the post. And the cornices look fab!

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  26. That Charlotte, is beautiful and I can't believe that she will be a year old. Seems like yesterday she was born.

    Kitchen is coming together and I like what you have done so far. I know that you are anxious to get cracking, but the permits will come soon and you will have your beautiful cottage.

    Enjoy your week.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  27. Hi Kris, Your new cottage is coming along beautiful. Love the cornices with the paintable wallpaper. I love that stuff too. The ship lap wall is amazing. I have seen this and we are planning to use it somewhere too.I know you are excited to get everything finished and it will be gorgeous.
    Happy Birthday to your darling little Charlotte. One year already! Wow time flies. She is adorable. The themed party will be so special.
    Have a great last week of June and Happy Summer sweet friend. xo

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  28. Hi Kris, I love that shiplap! It looks good and what's better than it being easy to apply. Enjoy Charlotte's birthday. Time sure flies..... all the best, Milena

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  29. Love the window decor and using the textured wallpaper was a great idea!

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  30. The cornices look great and provide architectural interest...I like that you used the wallpaper for more interest too. Love the shiplap wall planking too. Your off to a great start...Yes, waiting for things to happen is never easy. Its so hard to get over losing our pets...our cat the "little one" passed in January and I still look for her...She was with us 17 years and poor Cooper with you only a year. Never enough time.

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  31. Lots of goodness there in your life, Kris. I do feel bad about Cooper....I'd be missing him too!

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  32. Fabulous as usual. Do you ever run out of creative ideas?? Your vision is amazing. Happy Birthday to Charlotte. One year...super fast! And super full for you. xoxo

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  33. Great job on the shiplap... I understand it's a little difficult to do. We have it on the ceiling in the kitchen...my carpenter totally GOT what I wanted. I can credit my whole kitchen design to him understanding this crazy blonde!!

    Your granddaughter is beautiful. I know you can just eat her up. Happy Birthday to Charlotte!

    Jane x

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  34. Darling, darling KRIS! WOOOO HOOOO!!!!!

    You and Terry are genius DIY homeowners. That shiplap look is the perfect solution and does it EVER look perfect! The cornices worked out really well and your renovations are the highlight for me in Blogland. This is wonderful. Hang in there my friend, it's almost there....hugs to you and enjoy Charlotte's birthday!

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  35. Happy Birthday to Charlotte. What a darling! I know you will be excited to get in your house. The cornices are fabulous. I love the peel and stick planking. What a great idea.

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  36. Charlotte is adorable. Happy Birthday to your baby girl! The cornices look great, Kris. Adding the textured wallpaper gives them so much character. Looking forward seeing the cottage curtains you choose. You've made so much progress in the kitchen. It's going to be so pretty. The shiplap was a great idea. And look at that pretty chandelier. Your new cottage is going to be a little dollhouse. Wonderful, my friend! Hugs, Nancy

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  38. I miss Cooper too and am glad to see pictures of him still. And happy birthday to beautiful little Charlotte!

    Kris, you think you haven't shown us real reveals yet? My goodness, I'm amazed at what you two have accomplished already! This is fun, seeing it each step of the way towards the coming Junk chic cottage III. The cornices make such a difference, and I bet you've personally sold some of that new shiplap for Lowes! I really am constantly amazed at the way you form a vision of what a blank room can become.

    Happy remodeling to a patient lady,
    Dewena

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  39. Kris, I love your cornices and that peel and stick shiplap looks amazing. You and Terry are so talented and full of ideas. Your new home is starting to look like home.

    hugs,
    Sissie

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  40. It is all looking good, however I didn't expect anything different other than perfect from you and your design talent

    Yes sweet Cooper
    Your baby girl is adorable

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  41. Happy birthday to sweet Charlotte! The cornices look fabulous .You and Terry are full of pretty ideas
    Hugs Alessandra

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  42. Kris,
    You and your hubby have real talent, ingenuity and hearts of gold. Love the ship-lap and that baby granddaughter is just as precious as can be!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  43. I can already see the amazing changes you are making in your new home, Kris! No doubt you can't wait to get in and get settled, hopefully this time for good! Your family is gorgeous!

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  44. Happy 1st Birthday sweet one! Kris all your hard work is looking delightful and I am excited to see your color introductions! Soon you will be singing "color me happy"! Cornices look pretty and I am swooning over the sheer panels with it's lovely embroidered design.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  45. Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl. What a smile!! I love it!
    Sending a hug and extra patience! I do know what you mean on the s.l.o.w pace municipalities seem to run.

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  46. I am so excited to see every little detail on your cottage! Love what you've done with the cornices and the shiplap! Hoping the permits come this week so you can move forward (and in!).
    Mary P.S Your granddaughter is so beautiful!

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  47. Your little Charlotte is adorable, Kris!
    I love the way the kitchen looks so far! and those cornices look fantastic!
    I am sorry it's taking so long for you to get moved in, but it will be so worth it in the end....yeah right, huh? easy for me to say.
    Have a fun holiday weekend, sweetie.
    Love to you.
    Debbie
    xoxo

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  48. Just a quick hello Kris to say how much everything is already looking so YOU!!! The cornices are beautiful and love that shiplap. What a great idea! Your ideas are always great! It's so fun to watch the reveals as you move through this little cottage at warp speed doing "your thing" as you so lovingly do it! I hope you've gotten your permits this week! Hugs.. Marilyn

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  49. Hi Kris!!
    It's so wonderful to see all of the lovely additions that you're working on! That peel and stick shiplap is beautiful and amazing! And your cornices are gorgeous. You are such a marvel at decorating! You could set up shop as an interior designer. No kidding. I'm sorry that you're missing your sweet friend so much. They take up such a big space in our hearts while their with us and then they have to go away. Hugs to you sweet friend. I dread that time :( Happy Happy birthday to darling Charlotte. What a beautiful little princess she is. I have always loved that name. We named of one of our adopted daughters Charlotte.
    I hope that things begin to move along more quickly for you. I'm sure that you're so anxious to get in and settled into your new life and sweet cottage. Enjoy your birthday celebration and family time. And Have a Happy fourth!

    Big hugs to you!
    Tamara

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  50. Okay so I'm TOTALLY smitten with the shiplap. I would love a feature wall at our lake cabin. Your kitchen is amazing so far!!!

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  51. The cornices add a lot of charm to the room and the shiplap is a great idea!

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