Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an quick, reasonably priced choice to install a Do it yourself batten wall for including vintage character to plain walls.
Lattice strips are the MVP of this Diy batten wall task!
I imply they seriously are the unsung hero of a ton of little DIYs and crafts all over right here. (Recall that shower curtain art we framed with lattice strips a while back again?) This time it necessary a spotlight in the breakfast nook.
Since we kind of have an addiction to intricate wall molding all over here, it’s unquestionably no shock at all that right after we completed setting up and portray our Fb Marketplace banquette locate in the breakfast nook, Robert and I looked at each individual other and said, “Something’s lacking.”
All those sleek walls required character! And lattice could do the work inexpensively. Simply because molding is 1 of my beloved means to make a dwelling search deluxe.
What is Lattice?
Lattice is designed of slender strips of wooden most frequently applied in a criss-cross structure for trellises to assistance climbing crops in gardens or to serve as porch skirting.
But it is best for uncomplicated wall molding jobs way too. (Kind of like Sharpie shiplap but way additional legit.)
The cost of molding has skyrocketed recently (along with every other property advancement supply), so we figured out a way to incorporate pricey hunting batten wall molding for the portion of the price tag utilizing handy dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for every linear foot.
If you have in no way set up any style of molding ahead of, it’s the best rookie variation to test considering that it requires no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush suitable on major of your current baseboards given that they’re thinner than normal 1×2 boards.
How to Make a Batten Wall Utilizing Lattice Strips
You could incorporate this vertical batten wall all all-around the place, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could go away your partitions plain without having any wall decor for a minimalist tactic or layer it with artwork for even additional character.
It would be best for incorporating on to a plain kitchen area island too. Preserve in mind even though, if you have a textured wall, the system won’t be as basic, given that you will need to increase these MDF panels to your textured partitions making use of Liquid Nails and brad nails to start with.
Steps to Make a Batten Lattice Wall
Step 1 – Evaluate and Determine on a Layout
Evaluate your total wall very first, make a decision how considerably aside you want your batten (vertical lattice strips) to be, and mark their placement on the wall with a pencil.
Keep in mind that lattice strips are 1 1/2″ huge, so component that into your layout system. We established our battens to have an 8 1/2″ gap amongst.
Move 2 – Slice Lattice Duration
Evaluate the height of your wall from baseboard to crown and minimize the to start with lattice strip to the necessary size with a jigsaw. (Not all walls will be beautifully the similar height all the way throughout, so don’t slash all of your lattice based on that initially measurement.)
Move 3 – Use a Degree to Verify Lattice Placement
“Dry fit” the 1st lattice strip and use a stage to make confident it’s completely straight.
Move 4 – Nail Lattice
At the time 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 below as properly, if you opt for, but simply because the lattice is so lightweight, it’s wholly optional. (The batten wall will also be much easier to take away without adhesive later on if a single working day you modify your brain.)
Step 5 – Repeat
Repeat Steps 2-4 until finally you’ve put all lattice strips together the wall.
Step 6 – Caulk Cracks and Wood 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.
Phase 7 – Sand Wood Filler
When the wooden filler is completely dry, sand easy with high-quality grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the system go faster). Brush absent any sanding dust after.
Stage 8 – Paint
Give everything a refreshing coat of paint and you’re performed! (We painted the wall very first with the exact same colour we prepared to use on the lattice strips so that we would not have to do the job about all of the particulars afterwards.)
The Finished Batten Wall
Do not you imagine these two batten partitions include so substantially to this tiny breakfast nook corner? I like it so a great deal!
We added these vintage model sconces to deliver more light into this windowless area. What do you believe?!
They function so perfectly with this linear chandelier that adds a touch of fashionable, and the brass pops versus that batten wall we painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
Wrapping Up Breakfast Nook Particulars
I still plan to paint the air vent and include knobs to the banquette cabinet doorways.
(Now that it’s dry, I have to admit, do not adore the paint I experienced to use on the banquette many thanks to supply chain difficulties triggering my favorite cabinet paints to be offered out. But oh nicely. If that is our most significant obstacle, I’ll consider it.)
I just got the connect with this 7 days that the recently reupholstered cushions are completed! So it will all be coming with each other in below soon.
These Do it yourself herringbone LVP flooring nonetheless search definitely incredible considering the fact that we set up them a few months ago! Up coming on the listing is making a table, refinishing some secondhand eating chairs for the other aspect, and including some classic art and decor finds.
It will be so charming as we wrap up the final details.
Have you at any time finished a Diy batten wall ahead of? Or uncovered a new use for lattice strips? They are the finest for so several matters!
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