The hosts on HGTV make it look easy! They’re polished, funny, and informative. The seem effortless on camera. But are they? No! Here are some fun examples of when things didn’t go quite right the first time.
Welcome to the second installment of books by HGTV stars! Let me know if there’s someone in particular you’re wondering about and I’ll see what I can find. Here is a link to Part 1 in case you missed it.
Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines – Fixer Upper
Due in October 2016
Brian Boitano – The Brian Boitano Project
Candice Olson – Divine Design, Candice Tells All
Cari Cucksey – Cash and Cari
Sarah Richardson – Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah’s House, Sarah 101
Thanks to Fixer Upper, shiplap has become a household word and the new, have to have it building material to recreate the Waco look. It can add texture and visual interest to a plain wall and help create a warm, rustic look.
But what is it exactly, where did it come from, and how can we create the look?
According to Wikipedia, “Shiplap is a type of wooden board used commonly in the construction of barns, sheds, outbuildings and inexpensive or seasonal homes.”
The key is the rabbets which cause the boards to overlap and create the characteristic shadow line effect.
On the Magnolia website, Joanna Gaines says it’s not hard to recreate the look using tongue and groove paneling. Make sure to use a spacer to create the gap between the boards.
For step by step instructions see this tutorial on Hooked on Houses.