Holy Shiplap

So there’s this trend called “Farmhouse Chic” or just “Farmhouse” that is going around.

Have you caught it yet?

You’re one of the lucky ones then. Probably got one of them shiplap vaccines.

I have to admit, I love the farmhouse look and I would like to state that Joanna Gaines is not responsible for this look. I don’t know that Joanna Gaines had ever been on the inside of a real farmhouse in her life before moving out to the countryside of Waco Texas with her four kids, whimsical husband and many trendy yuppy goats and such.

The inside of most farmhouses don’t look like this:

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Photo courtesy of HGTV

Most of the farmhouses I grew up looking at on the inside looked more like this:


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Courtesy of IHA.com

But I am not one to quibble with Joanna or HGTV or even shiplap. I am also not one who will not pay 75 dollars for a wooden sign that says It is well with my soul.

I am one who will give you cheaper alternatives because that is what I am here for.



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Well Shit sign

Much better. Like an “it is well with my soul” for sinners.


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Holy Shiplap shirt 


They stole my saying.


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Peel and Stick Shiplap

Because we aren’t all Joanna Gaines.

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Goat prints


Because goats live on a farm and if we are being real here, this is more farmhouse chic than anything so far.

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Scream Here pillow

I feel like Joanna Gaines has this in her home, hidden somewhere. NO ONE IS THAT HAPPY AND GO WITH THE FLOW ALL OF THE TIME.

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DJ Cat pillow

This isn’t farmhouse chic. It is, however, going in my house somewhere.

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Mug/ Wine Glass rack 

I know Joanna has this in her house. More glasses on the right than the left is probably her secret.

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18 thoughts on “Holy Shiplap

  1. Rita

    I love it when you write about the ridiculousness that is home decor. Joanna and Chip are kinda full of shiplap, methinks.

  2. Tonilea

    One time on TV I was watching a home decor professional (?) Who put a bale of hay ( bound with wire, of course) and a rake, a lawn chair and a flannel checked shirt hung on a hook (a Command hook, of course, for easy removal when the “look” was no longer stylish) in the living room. This was quite chic according to her. If I did that NO ONE would say, “oh how clever, how chic. That’s just wonderful! ” More likely they would figure I’d flipped my lid and have me put away somewhere. Yet this woman was on television and being paid for her expertise. HOLY S___T

    1. Kari Post author

      Did you ever watch Trading Spaces?? Hildie who was this city designer who had NO CLUE how real people lived, actually put real hay on the WALLS! AND THEY HAD KIDS AND CATS!!!

  3. Andrea

    Here is where I admit that I have never watched Fixer Upper except for the time last week where the TV was on randomly and came somehow to rest on HGTV, a channel that I hardly realized was still a thing.

    Also why I had to Google shiplap, and do these HGTV people ever talk about how smelly goats are? Like smellier than your average farm animal.

    I do like all of your farmhouse suggestions, though. I grew up in a farmhouse, which is why my favorite style is modern minimalist.


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  4. Debbie

    You hit the nail on the head with this one! LOL LOL I watch the show and I’d never heard of shiplap before and now I hear it all the time. I also hate “price point” vs just PRICE. Cabinets used to not be cabinetry. Fancy smancy crap. I do love me some HGTV though. I’ll take Property Brothers over Fixer Upper any day. Although I did used to be a big fan, it has gotten so fake. I LOVE your sign!! And you…silly lady! LOL

    1. Kari Post author

      Price point, YES! What is the ACTUAL price? Not a “point”? Because us broke folks don’t understand your lingo.
      Also, I love that you called me silly.

  5. Christina Makri

    Great post with great tips! I totally agree when it comes with house decorations because we change them all the time 🙂 Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party 🙂