Our Basement Reveal

installed shiplap ceiling and vinyl plank flooring diy home improvement project

It took us a few months but we have finally finished our basement makeover project. We are thrilled with the result! Let us know what you think by commenting at the end of this post.



First, we installed a drop ceiling grid system in preparation for installing the shiplap ceiling.

Next, we installed a shiplap ceiling, which REALLY transformed the entire space!

Then, we installed LED canned lights.

Next, we installed crown molding.

We painted the room. We love this color!

I created a gallery wall and made this framed tractor on burlap.

I made hooks from picture frames and vintage doorknobs, which are perfect for hanging our lake towels.

We installed vinyl plank flooring.

And the final step was chalk painting the entertainment center.

It was a lot of work, but we love the final result!

Let us know what you think or if you have any questions by commenting below.





  1. Lauren on 04/03/2020 at 10:30 AM

    Holy moly that is amazing!!!!

    • Suzanne on 04/03/2020 at 6:32 PM


      Thanks so much! We are thrilled with the result!


  2. Monica on 04/03/2020 at 10:50 AM

    WOW!!!! ?

    • Suzanne on 04/03/2020 at 6:33 PM


      Thanks so much!


  3. Carol on 04/03/2020 at 12:14 PM

    The difference is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

    • Suzanne on 04/03/2020 at 6:33 PM


      Thanks, we are pleased with how it turned out.


  4. Sabrina Cameron on 04/03/2020 at 2:48 PM

    Come to my house and help me!!! ?

    • Suzanne on 04/03/2020 at 6:29 PM


      I will send Neal right over. ?

      Thanks for reading our blog!


  5. Angie on 04/06/2020 at 7:24 PM

    Can you use this shiplap on a wall?

    • Suzanne on 04/06/2020 at 7:28 PM

      Hey Angie,

      Yes, you can use this shiplap on a wall. You will need to use the clips that come with the shiplap. It should look great! Please share your project with me if you do it.

      We are considering using it on a wall too. If we do, you can be assured I will share it in a blog post.

      Thanks for reading our blog!


  6. […] recently updated our basement living room area and I decided it would be a nice touch to create a gallery wall over the […]

  7. Councial on 07/31/2020 at 6:48 PM

    How did you install the ship lap on the grid?

    • Suzanne on 07/31/2020 at 7:46 PM

      There are clips that snap on the grid and then you hold the shiplap in place. This part is very easy. Check out this blog post for more details about that process.

  8. […] This entertainment center belonged to my in-laws. It is the final piece of the puzzle in our basement renovation project. […]

  9. Mariah on 02/16/2021 at 4:26 PM

    What is the paint color you used? I love it!

    • Suzanne on 02/16/2021 at 6:59 PM


      The paint color is Titanium (sort of a beige/light gray). This is actually the Sherwin Williams paint color we used in our previous home, but we used Behr paint from Home Depot and had them color match the paint. We love the color too!

      Thanks for visiting my blog.


  10. Kris on 11/23/2021 at 8:38 AM

    This transformation is amazing I love it.

    • Suzanne on 11/23/2021 at 8:02 PM

      Thank you so much! We are so pleased with how this turned out.
      Thanks for visiting my blog!

      • Devin on 01/31/2022 at 2:15 AM

        Hey Suzanne,

        What color paint did you use on your walls?

        • Suzanne on 01/31/2022 at 6:24 AM

          Titanium and we love it!

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