Shiplap in the Basement Media Center!

Welp, we already got a project checked off that to-do I made last weekend (see more on that here)–we put shiplap in the basement media cabinet!! We finished it up late last night and I LOVE how it turned out. And I’ve actually wanted to do this since our basement was finished last fall, mostly because that empty space behind our TV seemed a lot bigger than I had anticipated. I actually designed the whole thing, but I didn’t plan well for the huge empty spot in between the shelves. It always looked unfinished to me. But we finally got some shiplap in that spot and it looks SO much better. Here’s how it looked before:

And here’s how it looks now with shiplap:

What a change right?! So simple, but I feel like it made a HUGE difference. It really does make this media center feel more complete and cohesive now. It’s the focal point of the whole basement.

I know it’s not for everyone, but I looooooove me some shiplap. In fact, I would be tickled pink to shiplap the entire basement one day. It just makes me happy, plus it instantly makes any space feel more cozy and inviting. Anyway, thanks for dropping by the blog today! I’d love to hear what you think of this new look in the media center. xoxo

 

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  • Betty White
    July 28, 2021

    I did not think it could look better, but it does.

    • Sarah
      > Betty White
      July 28, 2021

      ah thank you Betty!

      • Betty White
        > Sarah
        July 30, 2021

        Forgot to ask, where did you get the pretty potted plants with the oranges on them.

        • Sarah
          > Betty White
          July 30, 2021

          Those are from Target but I can’t seem to find the link anymore.

          • Betty White
            > Sarah
            August 1, 2021

            Thanks Sarah. I will check and see if they still have them.

  • LizaJane
    July 29, 2021

    Absolutely love it! I’m a big fan of shiplap too! You’d never know it wasn’t there all along, it really looks finished.

    • Sarah
      > LizaJane
      July 30, 2021

      yessss!! It definitely looks complete now.

  • Peggy
    July 29, 2021

    Love, love, love. You are correct, instant coziness!

    • Sarah
      > Peggy
      July 30, 2021

      thanks so much Peggy!

  • Candy
    July 29, 2021

    Good Morning Sarah
    I just love it as it certainly is perfect for that spot! One question I have is “ Is it ok to save your house pictures.” Looks like they go on Pinterest, I thought I could save them on my personal photos. Someday I will be able to decorate my house like yours, I love it. Please let me know ok

    • Sarah
      > Candy
      July 30, 2021

      yes of course you can save any of the photos you like!!

  • Martha B.
    July 29, 2021

    It’s so cozy and warm. I love it.

    • Sarah
      > Martha B.
      July 30, 2021

      Thanks Martha!

      • Jody Jackson
        > Sarah
        July 30, 2021

        I love shiplap too. And where you put it is perfect. Did you use real wood or is it wallpaper or what? I know you have a very handy husband and father in law. So you’re very lucky. I don’t so I had to wallpaper one room in my bedroom to look like shiplap. But that’s ok, it works.

  • Patricia
    July 29, 2021

    I love the shiplap and the whole media center – it’s all beautiful! I have a question though. The carpet that is under the area rug is also beautiful and I wondered if you wouldn’t mind telling me what brand and style it is. I love that sculptured look and am looking for a new carpet for my tv room. Thanks

    • Sarah
      > Patricia
      July 30, 2021

      I wish I could remember the info on that, but we picked that our from a local dealer here in Colorado last summer and I don’t have the info anymore. I’m sorry Patricia!

      • Patricia
        > Sarah
        August 4, 2021

        Thanks anyway! I love your house.

  • Mary
    July 29, 2021

    Great idea, looks so cute!!

    • Sarah
      > Mary
      July 30, 2021

      thanks Mary!

  • Julie Nathe
    July 29, 2021

    Looks beautiful!

    • Sarah
      > Julie Nathe
      July 30, 2021

      thank you Julie. xo

  • Melanie
    July 29, 2021

    Love it! The shiplap made it look so good! Great job!

    • Sarah
      > Melanie
      July 30, 2021

      Such a great change, right?! I love it too.

      • Barbie
        > Sarah
        March 31, 2022

        Sarah, I absolutely love your decorating style! Can you tell me where your got your built in cabinets? I love them!! We’re starting a basement remodel, and those cabinets would be perfect!

  • Sharron Sonders
    July 30, 2021

    Your home is simply beautiful throughout. I am a faithful follower. Love love love your ideas. Ottawa Canada

    • Sarah
      > Sharron Sonders
      July 30, 2021

      thank you for being here Sharron, I appreciate that so much!

  • Karen
    September 17, 2021

    Love your basement finish so so talented

  • Amit
    January 22, 2022

    Hi it looks amazing. Quick question – what’s the white paint and color you you’ve used on the shiplap and the wall ?

  • Steve
    January 13, 2024

    It looks fantastic, what was the cost ? I’d love to do this in our home