Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an easy, inexpensive substitute to install a Do it yourself batten wall for adding classic character to basic partitions.

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

I indicate they really are the unsung hero of a great deal of very little DIYs and crafts about listed here. (Bear in mind that shower curtain art we framed with lattice strips a although again?) This time it essential a highlight in the breakfast nook.

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

Because we form of have an dependancy to intricate wall molding all-around right here, it is completely no surprise at all that just after we concluded installing and painting our Fb Market banquette uncover in the breakfast nook, Robert and I appeared at each other and reported, “Something’s lacking.”

Individuals sleek partitions necessary character! And lattice could do the occupation inexpensively. Simply because molding is a person of my beloved means to make a property look magnificent.

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

What is Lattice?

Lattice is manufactured of slim strips of wooden most usually applied in a criss-cross structure for trellises to aid climbing crops in gardens or to provide as porch skirting.

But it is excellent for straightforward wall molding tasks much too. (Variety of like Sharpie shiplap but way extra legit.)

The value of molding has skyrocketed these days (together with every other dwelling advancement offer), so we figured out a way to increase expensive wanting batten wall molding for the portion of the value utilizing helpful dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for each linear foot.

If you have hardly ever set up any variety of molding before, it’s the perfect novice variation to consider due to the fact it demands no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush appropriate on major of your current baseboards considering the fact that they are thinner than common 1×2 boards.

a stack of lattice strips

How to Make a Batten Wall Utilizing Lattice Strips

You could incorporate this vertical batten wall all around the home, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could leave your walls basic devoid of any wall decor for a minimalist tactic or layer it with artwork for even far more character.

It would be ideal for incorporating on to a simple kitchen area island also. Maintain in brain however, if you have a textured wall, the system won’t be as basic, due to the fact you will want to add these MDF panels to your textured walls employing Liquid Nails and brad nails 1st.


Steps to Make a Batten Lattice Wall

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

Phase 1 – Measure and Choose on a Format

Evaluate your entire wall initial, determine how far aside 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 variable that into your structure prepare. We established our battens to have an 8 1/2″ hole concerning.

Stage 2 – Lower Lattice Duration

Measure the peak of your wall from baseboard to crown and reduce the very first lattice strip to the necessary duration with a jigsaw. (Not all partitions will be beautifully the similar peak all the way throughout, so never minimize all of your lattice centered on that first measurement.)

checking with a level to make sure lattice strips are perpendicular

Move 3 – Use a Stage to Check Lattice Placement

“Dry fit” the 1st lattice strip and use a level to make certain it is completely straight.

Action 4 – Nail Lattice

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

You can use construction adhesive listed here as well, if you select, but since the lattice is so light-weight, it’s totally optional. (The batten wall will also be less complicated to get rid of with no adhesive later if a person day you change your brain.)

installing lattice strips for wall molding by dry fitting

Phase 5 – Repeat

Repeat Measures 2-4 until you’ve placed 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 Wooden Filler

Once the wooden filler is entirely dry, sand sleek with good grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the approach go more rapidly). Brush away any sanding dust soon after.

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

Step 8 – Paint

Give everything a clean coat of paint and you are carried out! (We painted the wall initially with the same coloration we prepared to use on the lattice strips so that we would not have to perform close to all of the aspects later on.)

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

The Finished Batten Wall

Really do not you think these two batten walls add so significantly to this small breakfast nook corner? I really like it so significantly!

We extra these classic design and style sconces to convey additional gentle into this windowless space. What do you think?!

They perform so very well with this linear chandelier that adds a contact of fashionable, and the brass pops from 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 Aspects

I even now system to paint the air vent and increase knobs to the banquette cabinet doors.

(Now that it is dry, I have to acknowledge, never really like the paint I experienced to use on the banquette thanks to offer chain difficulties resulting in my favourite cupboard paints to be marketed out. But oh well. If that is our greatest challenge, I’ll get it.)

I just bought the simply call this 7 days that the newly reupholstered cushions are finished! So it will all be coming collectively in listed here before long.

These Do-it-yourself herringbone LVP floors continue to search completely remarkable considering the fact that we set up them a several weeks ago! Subsequent on the listing is creating a table, refinishing some secondhand eating chairs for the other aspect, and adding some vintage art and decor finds.

It will be so charming as we wrap up the remaining particulars.

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

Have you ever accomplished a Diy batten wall ahead of? Or found a new use for lattice strips? They are the most effective for so lots of things!

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