April 18, 2024


Body and Interior

Inexpensive DIY Batten Wall Using Lattice Strips

Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an simple, low-cost alternate to install a Do-it-yourself batten wall for introducing vintage character to plain walls.

Lattice strips are the MVP of this Diy batten wall challenge!

I suggest they truly are the unsung hero of a great deal of minimal DIYs and crafts all around in this article. (Bear in mind that shower curtain art we framed with lattice strips a even though back again?) This time it necessary a spotlight in the breakfast nook.

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

Considering that we sort of have an addiction to intricate wall molding close to right here, it is absolutely no surprise at all that soon after we concluded installing and painting our Facebook Marketplace banquette find in the breakfast nook, Robert and I appeared at every single other and stated, “Something’s missing.”

These easy walls necessary character! And lattice could do the task inexpensively. Since molding is 1 of my beloved ways to make a home search magnificent.

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

What is Lattice?

Lattice is created of skinny strips of wooden most generally applied in a criss-cross structure for trellises to guidance climbing vegetation in gardens or to provide as porch skirting.

But it is perfect for very simple wall molding projects far too. (Variety of like Sharpie shiplap but way additional legit.)

The rate of molding has skyrocketed lately (along with each other house enhancement provide), so we figured out a way to incorporate expensive seeking batten wall molding for the fraction of the rate employing handy dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for every linear foot.

If you’ve never put in any sort of molding right before, it is the perfect newbie model to try because it involves no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush suitable on leading of your existing baseboards considering the fact that they’re thinner than common 1×2 boards.

a stack of lattice strips

How to Make a Batten Wall Making use of Lattice Strips

You could insert this vertical batten wall all close to the space, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could go away your walls plain with no any wall decor for a minimalist approach or layer it with art for even extra character.

It would be ideal for adding onto a plain kitchen island too. Hold in mind nevertheless, if you have a textured wall, the method won’t be as uncomplicated, due to the fact you will have to have to insert these MDF panels to your textured walls applying Liquid Nails and brad nails 1st.


Actions to Make a Batten Lattice Wall

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

Action 1 – Evaluate and Make a decision on a Format

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

Recall that lattice strips are 1 1/2″ extensive, so component that into your structure system. We established our battens to have an 8 1/2″ gap among.

Move 2 – Reduce Lattice Size

Measure the height of your wall from baseboard to crown and minimize the initially lattice strip to the desired duration with a jigsaw. (Not all partitions will be correctly the same peak all the way throughout, so really don’t slice all of your lattice centered on that very first measurement.)

checking with a level to make sure lattice strips are perpendicular

Step 3 – Use a Amount to Examine Lattice Placement

“Dry fit” the very first lattice strip and use a amount to make positive it’s correctly straight.

Step 4 – Nail Lattice

Once you’re content with the lattice strip placement, nail it to the wall with the brad nailer (or a hammer).

You can use building adhesive here as very well, if you choose, but for the reason that the lattice is so lightweight, it’s fully optional. (The batten wall will also be a lot easier to remove with no adhesive later on if one working day you change your intellect.)

installing lattice strips for wall molding by dry fitting

Action 5 – Repeat

Repeat Steps 2-4 until eventually you have positioned all lattice strips alongside the wall.

nailing lattice strips to a wall for DIY batten wall molding

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.

caulking and wood filling lattice strips

Move 7 – Sand Wood Filler

At the time the wood filler is completely dry, sand smooth with fine grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the system go more rapidly). Brush away any sanding dust right after.

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

Move 8 – Paint

Give every thing a refreshing coat of paint and you’re accomplished! (We painted the wall initial with the similar shade we planned to use on the lattice strips so that we wouldn’t have to operate all-around all of the information later on.)

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

The Concluded Batten Wall

Really don’t you imagine these two batten walls insert so substantially to this minor breakfast nook corner? I really like it so much!

We additional these vintage design and style sconces to carry much more mild into this windowless house. What do you consider?!

They work so very well with this linear chandelier that provides a touch of modern, and the brass pops in opposition to 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 nevertheless strategy to paint the air vent and increase knobs to the banquette cupboard doorways.

(Now that it is dry, I have to acknowledge, really do not adore the paint I had to use on the banquette many thanks to source chain concerns triggering my favorite cabinet paints to be sold out. But oh perfectly. If that’s our greatest challenge, I’ll consider it.)

I just bought the contact this week that the freshly reupholstered cushions are concluded! So it will all be coming jointly in listed here quickly.

These Do-it-yourself herringbone LVP flooring still look totally remarkable considering that we put in them a handful of weeks ago! Following on the record is making a desk, refinishing some secondhand eating chairs for the other aspect, and including some vintage art and decor finds.

It will be so charming as we wrap up the closing specifics.

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

Have you at any time performed a Do-it-yourself batten wall just before? Or observed a new use for lattice strips? They’re the best for so quite a few factors!

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