Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an effortless, cheap different to put in a Do-it-yourself batten wall for including classic character to plain walls.
Lattice strips are the MVP of this Do-it-yourself batten wall job!
I suggest they actually are the unsung hero of a lot of tiny DIYs and crafts all over here. (Recall that shower curtain art we framed with lattice strips a though back again?) This time it essential a spotlight in the breakfast nook.
Since we type of have an dependancy to intricate wall molding all-around below, it is definitely no surprise at all that soon after we finished setting up and portray our Fb Market banquette come across in the breakfast nook, Robert and I seemed at every single other and mentioned, “Something’s missing.”
Those easy walls essential character! And lattice could do the job inexpensively. Mainly because molding is one of my preferred techniques to make a house search magnificent.
What is Lattice?
Lattice is manufactured of slender strips of wooden most usually applied in a criss-cross structure for trellises to help climbing plants in gardens or to serve as porch skirting.
But it is excellent for straightforward wall molding initiatives much too. (Sort of like Sharpie shiplap but way additional legit.)
The price tag of molding has skyrocketed lately (alongside with just about every other residence advancement provide), so we figured out a way to incorporate pricey hunting batten wall molding for the portion of the price tag using helpful dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for every linear foot.
If you’ve never ever mounted any sort of molding prior to, it’s the fantastic newbie edition to try due to the fact it involves no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush appropriate on top rated of your existing baseboards since they’re thinner than common 1×2 boards.
How to Make a Batten Wall Using Lattice Strips
You could incorporate this vertical batten wall all about the room, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could depart your walls simple with no any wall decor for a minimalist tactic or layer it with artwork for even more character.
It would be perfect for incorporating onto a basic kitchen island far too. Preserve in brain even though, if you have a textured wall, the course of action will not be as straightforward, given that you will have to have to insert these MDF panels to your textured partitions using Liquid Nails and brad nails very first.
Actions to Make a Batten Lattice Wall
Step 1 – Evaluate and Come to a decision on a Structure
Evaluate your complete wall to start with, decide how significantly 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″ huge, so factor that into your structure system. We set our battens to have an 8 1/2″ hole in between.
Stage 2 – Slice Lattice Duration
Measure the height of your wall from baseboard to crown and lower the initially lattice strip to the desired size with a jigsaw. (Not all walls will be perfectly the exact top all the way throughout, so really don’t cut all of your lattice primarily based on that 1st measurement.)
Stage 3 – Use a Level to Check Lattice Placement
“Dry fit” the very first lattice strip and use a degree to make confident it is perfectly straight.
Step 4 – Nail Lattice
At the time you’re pleased with the lattice strip placement, nail it to the wall with the brad nailer (or a hammer).
You can use design adhesive here as nicely, if you pick out, but since the lattice is so light-weight, it’s entirely optional. (The batten wall will also be a lot easier to remove without having adhesive later if a person day you improve your intellect.)
Stage 5 – Repeat
Repeat Techniques 2-4 right until you’ve positioned all lattice strips along the wall.
Phase 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.
Step 7 – Sand Wooden Filler
At the time the wooden filler is absolutely dry, sand clean with good grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the procedure go more quickly). Brush absent any sanding dust immediately after.
Action 8 – Paint
Give anything a fresh new coat of paint and you’re finished! (We painted the wall to start with with the similar shade we planned to use on the lattice strips so that we wouldn’t have to work all around all of the particulars later on.)
The Finished Batten Wall
Do not you consider these two batten partitions increase so much to this tiny breakfast nook corner? I like it so a great deal!
We added these classic design sconces to deliver a lot more light into this windowless place. What do you feel?!
They get the job done so properly with this linear chandelier that provides a touch of modern-day, and the brass pops against that batten wall we painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
Wrapping Up Breakfast Nook Particulars
I still system to paint the air vent and add knobs to the banquette cupboard doorways.
(Now that it’s dry, I have to confess, really do not appreciate the paint I experienced to use on the banquette many thanks to supply chain troubles creating my most loved cupboard paints to be sold out. But oh properly. If that’s our most important challenge, I’ll choose it.)
I just obtained the call this week that the freshly reupholstered cushions are completed! So it will all be coming with each other in in this article before long.
These Do-it-yourself herringbone LVP flooring even now seem unquestionably astounding since we mounted them a couple of weeks back! Following on the listing is constructing a desk, refinishing some secondhand dining chairs for the other side, and adding some classic artwork and decor finds.
It will be so charming as we wrap up the closing facts.
Have you ever carried out a Do-it-yourself batten wall before? Or identified a new use for lattice strips? They are the most effective for so quite a few points!
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