Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an quick, inexpensive substitute to install a Do-it-yourself batten wall for introducing classic character to simple partitions.
Lattice strips are the MVP of this Do it yourself batten wall project!
I suggest they truly are the unsung hero of a ton of little DIYs and crafts all over listed here. (Bear in mind that shower curtain artwork we framed with lattice strips a even though again?) This time it essential a spotlight in the breakfast nook.
Since we type of have an dependancy to intricate wall molding around listed here, it’s totally no surprise at all that immediately after we concluded putting in and painting our Facebook Market banquette uncover in the breakfast nook, Robert and I looked at each and every other and explained, “Something’s missing.”
People smooth walls wanted character! And lattice could do the job inexpensively. Simply because molding is a single of my favorite ways to make a dwelling seem high-class.
What is Lattice?
Lattice is produced of slim strips of wood most usually utilised in a criss-cross framework for trellises to assist climbing vegetation in gardens or to provide as porch skirting.
But it is excellent for very simple wall molding assignments as well. (Variety of like Sharpie shiplap but way more legit.)
The selling price of molding has skyrocketed these days (alongside with every single other property improvement provide), so we figured out a way to add pricey searching batten wall molding for the fraction of the price utilizing useful dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for every linear foot.
If you’ve in no way set up any kind of molding in advance of, it’s the fantastic novice edition to try out considering the fact that it involves no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush appropriate on top rated of your present baseboards because they are thinner than common 1×2 boards.
How to Make a Batten Wall Making use of Lattice Strips
You could insert this vertical batten wall all about the area, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could leave your partitions basic with no any wall decor for a minimalist strategy or layer it with artwork for even more character.
It would be great for adding on to a simple kitchen island much too. Retain in thoughts even though, if you have a textured wall, the procedure won’t be as easy, due to the fact you will will need to increase these MDF panels to your textured walls making use of Liquid Nails and brad nails initially.
Ways to Make a Batten Lattice Wall
Move 1 – Evaluate and Decide on a Structure
Evaluate your total wall first, make a decision how significantly apart you want your batten (vertical lattice strips) to be, and mark their placement on the wall with a pencil.
Don’t forget that lattice strips are 1 1/2″ large, so aspect that into your layout approach. We set our battens to have an 8 1/2″ gap among.
Step 2 – Slash Lattice Duration
Evaluate the height of your wall from baseboard to crown and reduce the very first lattice strip to the required duration with a jigsaw. (Not all partitions will be properly the same top all the way throughout, so do not minimize all of your lattice based mostly on that initially measurement.)
Action 3 – Use a Stage to Examine Lattice Placement
“Dry fit” the initial lattice strip and use a amount to make certain it is correctly straight.
Move 4 – Nail Lattice
After you are delighted with the lattice strip placement, nail it to the wall with the brad nailer (or a hammer).
You can use building adhesive listed here as properly, if you select, but simply because the lattice is so lightweight, it is totally optional. (The batten wall will also be much easier to eliminate without adhesive later on if 1 day you adjust your mind.)
Stage 5 – Repeat
Repeat Steps 2-4 until you’ve placed all lattice strips together the wall.
Step 6 – Caulk Cracks and Wooden Fill Nail Holes
Caulk all of the edges of the lattice strips to fill all of the cracks, and fill all of the nail holes with wood filler.
Stage 7 – Sand Wood Filler
As soon as the wooden filler is completely dry, sand clean with wonderful grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the approach go quicker). Brush absent any sanding dust after.
Action 8 – Paint
Give anything a new coat of paint and you are finished! (We painted the wall very first with the exact same shade we prepared to use on the lattice strips so that we wouldn’t have to operate around all of the facts later on.)
The Concluded Batten Wall
Don’t you assume these two batten walls add so substantially to this minor breakfast nook corner? I love it so considerably!
We extra these vintage model sconces to convey far more gentle into this windowless place. What do you assume?!
They get the job done so effectively with this linear chandelier that adds a contact of present day, and the brass pops towards that batten wall we painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
Wrapping Up Breakfast Nook Information
I even now plan to paint the air vent and add knobs to the banquette cabinet doorways.
(Now that it’s dry, I have to confess, do not adore the paint I experienced to use on the banquette thanks to supply chain troubles causing my preferred cupboard paints to be bought out. But oh effectively. If which is our major problem, I’ll acquire it.)
I just got the call this 7 days that the freshly reupholstered cushions are completed! So it will all be coming together in listed here shortly.
These Do it yourself herringbone LVP floors still glimpse definitely amazing because we installed them a handful of weeks in the past! Next on the record is constructing a table, refinishing some secondhand dining chairs for the other side, and adding some vintage artwork and decor finds.
It will be so charming as we wrap up the last specifics.
Have you ever performed a Do it yourself batten wall right before? Or found a new use for lattice strips? They are the greatest for so lots of points!
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