02/10/2022

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Inexpensive DIY Batten Wall Using Lattice Strips

Inexpensive DIY Batten Wall Using Lattice Strips

Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an effortless, economical substitute to put in a Diy batten wall for adding classic character to basic walls.

Lattice strips are the MVP of this Do it yourself batten wall challenge!

I mean they seriously are the unsung hero of a large amount of very little DIYs and crafts all over below. (Bear in mind that shower curtain artwork we framed with lattice strips a while back?) This time it desired a spotlight in the breakfast nook.

A DIY batten wall behind brass vintage sconces above a green banquette bench

Since we kind of have an dependancy to intricate wall molding all-around below, it is absolutely no surprise at all that right after we concluded installing and portray our Fb Marketplace banquette locate in the breakfast nook, Robert and I looked at every single other and said, “Something’s missing.”

These sleek walls necessary character! And lattice could do the position inexpensively. Simply because molding is just one of my most loved means to make a dwelling glimpse magnificent.

A breakfast nook with olive green banquette, herringbone floors, white walls, and black bifold French door

What is Lattice?

Lattice is designed of thin strips of wood most usually utilized in a criss-cross framework for trellises to aid climbing crops in gardens or to provide as porch skirting.

But it’s best for very simple wall molding initiatives too. (Kind of like Sharpie shiplap but way a lot more legit.)

The price of molding has skyrocketed these days (along with every other household advancement source), so we figured out a way to increase dear hunting batten wall molding for the portion of the selling price making use of handy dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for every linear foot.

If you’ve in no way put in any variety of molding in advance of, it is the best newbie variation to test considering that it requires no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush suitable on best of your current baseboards because they are thinner than typical 1×2 boards.

a stack of lattice strips

How to Make a Batten Wall Working with Lattice Strips

You could insert this vertical batten wall all all around the space, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could leave your partitions basic without any wall decor for a minimalist solution or layer it with art for even far more character.

It would be fantastic for adding onto a simple kitchen island too. Retain in thoughts however, if you have a textured wall, the course of action will not be as very simple, given that you will need to increase these MDF panels to your textured walls employing Liquid Nails and brad nails very first.

Supplies

Measures to Make a Batten Lattice Wall

measuring a wall to place lattice strips for a DIY batten wall

Step 1 – Measure and Decide on a Format

Evaluate your entire wall 1st, make a decision how considerably apart you want your batten (vertical lattice strips) to be, and mark their placement on the wall with a pencil.

Remember that lattice strips are 1 1/2″ extensive, so factor that into your structure prepare. We established our battens to have an 8 1/2″ gap amongst.

Action 2 – Slice Lattice Size

Evaluate the height of your wall from baseboard to crown and lower the first lattice strip to the necessary length with a jigsaw. (Not all walls will be flawlessly the exact same top all the way across, so really do not reduce all of your lattice based mostly on that initially measurement.)

checking with a level to make sure lattice strips are perpendicular

Phase 3 – Use a Degree to Look at Lattice Placement

“Dry fit” the first lattice strip and use a stage to make certain it’s beautifully straight.

Step 4 – Nail Lattice

The moment you’re joyful 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 very well, if you select, but since the lattice is so lightweight, it is absolutely optional. (The batten wall will also be a lot easier to remove with no adhesive later on if 1 day you modify your mind.)

installing lattice strips for wall molding by dry fitting

Action 5 – Repeat

Repeat Ways 2-4 until eventually you have placed all lattice strips alongside the wall.

nailing lattice strips to a wall for DIY batten wall molding

Stage 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.

caulking and wood filling lattice strips

Stage 7 – Sand Wooden Filler

Once the wood filler is absolutely dry, sand sleek with wonderful grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the process go more rapidly). Brush absent any sanding dust following.

batten wall after caulking, wood filling, and sanding smooth before painting

Action 8 – Paint

Give everything a new coat of paint and you are performed! (We painted the wall first with the similar shade we prepared to use on the lattice strips so that we would not have to operate about all of the specifics afterwards.)

batten wall painted white with brass vintage style sconces and green banquette

The Completed Batten Wall

Do not you consider these two batten walls add so a lot to this small breakfast nook corner? I really like it so considerably!

We extra these classic style sconces to bring more gentle into this windowless house. What do you believe?!

They do the job so effectively with this linear chandelier that adds a contact of modern, and the brass pops towards that batten wall we painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.

breakfast nook with green banquette bench, white batten wall made of lattice strips, and brass lighting

Wrapping Up Breakfast Nook Particulars

I however prepare to paint the air vent and insert knobs to the banquette cabinet doorways.

(Now that it is dry, I have to admit, really don’t really like the paint I had to use on the banquette many thanks to provide chain concerns triggering my favourite cupboard paints to be offered out. But oh well. If which is our greatest challenge, I’ll get it.)

I just got the connect with this week that the newly reupholstered cushions are finished! So it will all be coming together in listed here shortly.

These Do-it-yourself herringbone LVP floors even now glimpse definitely amazing due to the fact we installed them a few months ago! Subsequent on the list is constructing a desk, refinishing some secondhand dining chairs for the other side, and incorporating some vintage art and decor finds.

It will be so charming as we wrap up the last information.

olive green banquette bench in a breakfast nook with white batten, herringbone floors, and black door

Have you ever accomplished a Diy batten wall right before? Or uncovered a new use for lattice strips? They are the greatest for so several issues!

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