Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an simple, economical alternative to set up a Do-it-yourself batten wall for incorporating classic character to basic walls.
Lattice strips are the MVP of this Diy batten wall undertaking!
I imply they actually are the unsung hero of a ton of very little DIYs and crafts all over below. (Keep in mind that shower curtain art we framed with lattice strips a although back again?) This time it wanted a spotlight in the breakfast nook.
Because we variety of have an dependancy to intricate wall molding around listed here, it’s unquestionably no shock at all that immediately after we concluded setting up and painting our Facebook Market banquette come across in the breakfast nook, Robert and I appeared at each other and stated, “Something’s lacking.”
All those sleek walls desired character! And lattice could do the position inexpensively. For the reason that molding is one particular of my most loved approaches to make a household appear deluxe.
What is Lattice?
Lattice is produced of slim strips of wood most commonly made use of in a criss-cross construction for trellises to assistance climbing vegetation in gardens or to provide as porch skirting.
But it’s ideal for basic wall molding projects much too. (Form of like Sharpie shiplap but way much more legit.)
The rate of molding has skyrocketed currently (together with every single other household enhancement provide), so we figured out a way to incorporate expensive hunting batten wall molding for the fraction of the selling price making use of handy dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for each linear foot.
If you’ve by no means mounted any kind of molding in advance of, it’s the ideal rookie edition to try considering that it involves no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush ideal on major of your existing baseboards because they are thinner than standard 1×2 boards.
How to Make a Batten Wall Applying Lattice Strips
You could increase this vertical batten wall all all over the space, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could leave your partitions plain with no any wall decor for a minimalist tactic or layer it with artwork for even extra character.
It would be great for incorporating on to a plain kitchen island too. Hold in intellect though, if you have a textured wall, the approach will not be as simple, because you will will need to include these MDF panels to your textured walls utilizing Liquid Nails and brad nails to start with.
Actions to Make a Batten Lattice Wall
Phase 1 – Evaluate and Make a decision on a Format
Evaluate your entire wall first, decide how far apart 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″ vast, so component that into your format prepare. We established our battens to have an 8 1/2″ gap in between.
Stage 2 – Reduce Lattice Length
Measure the peak of your wall from baseboard to crown and lower the to start with lattice strip to the essential length with a jigsaw. (Not all walls will be correctly the same top all the way across, so really don’t reduce all of your lattice based mostly on that first measurement.)
Step 3 – Use a Amount to Check out Lattice Placement
“Dry fit” the very first lattice strip and use a level to make confident it’s perfectly straight.
Stage 4 – Nail Lattice
As soon as 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 nicely, if you select, but because the lattice is so light-weight, it is wholly optional. (The batten wall will also be a lot easier to take away devoid of adhesive later if one working day you alter your intellect.)
Move 5 – Repeat
Repeat Techniques 2-4 right up until you have positioned all lattice strips along the wall.
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 wooden filler.
Phase 7 – Sand Wood Filler
As soon as the wooden filler is totally dry, sand smooth with wonderful grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the procedure go more rapidly). Brush absent any sanding dust immediately after.
Step 8 – Paint
Give every little thing a new coat of paint and you’re done! (We painted the wall very first with the identical coloration we planned to use on the lattice strips so that we wouldn’t have to perform all-around all of the information afterwards.)
The Completed Batten Wall
Do not you consider these two batten walls incorporate so considerably to this minor breakfast nook corner? I enjoy it so significantly!
We added these classic fashion sconces to deliver much more gentle into this windowless space. What do you assume?!
They work so effectively with this linear chandelier that provides a touch of modern, and the brass pops against that batten wall we painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
Wrapping Up Breakfast Nook Specifics
I nevertheless program to paint the air vent and incorporate knobs to the banquette cabinet doorways.
(Now that it is dry, I have to confess, never appreciate the paint I experienced to use on the banquette many thanks to supply chain troubles triggering my preferred cupboard paints to be marketed out. But oh very well. If that is our biggest obstacle, I’ll take it.)
I just bought the call this 7 days that the newly reupholstered cushions are finished! So it will all be coming together in listed here quickly.
These Do it yourself herringbone LVP flooring even now appear completely awesome considering the fact that we set up them a number of weeks back! Up coming on the record is building a table, refinishing some secondhand eating chairs for the other side, and including some classic artwork and decor finds.
It will be so charming as we wrap up the remaining specifics.
Have you ever accomplished a Do it yourself batten wall prior to? Or uncovered a new use for lattice strips? They’re the very best for so a lot of issues!
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