September 26, 2022


Anything but ordinary

Inexpensive DIY Batten Wall Using Lattice Strips

Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an easy, reasonably priced alternate to install a Diy batten wall for adding vintage character to plain partitions.

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

I imply they truly are the unsung hero of a great deal of minor DIYs and crafts around right here. (Keep in mind that shower curtain artwork we framed with lattice strips a though back?) This time it desired a highlight in the breakfast nook.

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

Considering the fact that we type of have an addiction to intricate wall molding all around here, it is certainly no surprise at all that just after we concluded putting in and portray our Facebook Marketplace banquette uncover in the breakfast nook, Robert and I looked at just about every other and reported, “Something’s lacking.”

Those people smooth partitions wanted character! And lattice could do the job inexpensively. For the reason that molding is just one of my favourite methods to make a residence appear high-class.

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

What is Lattice?

Lattice is manufactured of slender strips of wooden most commonly employed in a criss-cross framework for trellises to guidance climbing crops in gardens or to provide as porch skirting.

But it is fantastic for simple wall molding jobs much too. (Type of like Sharpie shiplap but way a lot more legit.)

The price tag of molding has skyrocketed lately (alongside with just about every other dwelling enhancement provide), so we figured out a way to increase expensive seeking batten wall molding for the fraction of the value employing handy dandy lattice strips at $1.28 per linear foot.

If you’ve in no way installed any variety of molding just before, it is the ideal rookie model to consider because it needs no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush suitable on top rated of your current baseboards due to the fact they are thinner than regular 1×2 boards.

a stack of lattice strips

How to Make a Batten Wall Using Lattice Strips

You could increase this vertical batten wall all around the place, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could depart your partitions basic devoid of any wall decor for a minimalist solution or layer it with artwork for even additional character.

It would be fantastic for adding onto a plain kitchen area island far too. Maintain in head however, if you have a textured wall, the approach won’t be as very simple, because you will require to increase these MDF panels to your textured walls making use of Liquid Nails and brad nails to start with.


Methods to Make a Batten Lattice Wall

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

Step 1 – Measure and Determine on a Format

Evaluate your full wall first, determine how much 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″ vast, so variable that into your layout program. We set our battens to have an 8 1/2″ gap involving.

Action 2 – Reduce Lattice Size

Evaluate the peak of your wall from baseboard to crown and cut the to start with lattice strip to the needed duration with a jigsaw. (Not all partitions will be correctly the same peak all the way across, so don’t minimize all of your lattice based on that to start with measurement.)

checking with a level to make sure lattice strips are perpendicular

Move 3 – Use a Level to Verify Lattice Placement

“Dry fit” the to start with lattice strip and use a level to make absolutely sure it is completely straight.

Move 4 – Nail Lattice

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

You can use design adhesive here as very well, if you choose, but because the lattice is so lightweight, it’s completely optional. (The batten wall will also be much easier to take away with no adhesive later on if 1 working day you change your head.)

installing lattice strips for wall molding by dry fitting

Phase 5 – Repeat

Repeat Ways 2-4 until eventually you’ve positioned all lattice strips along the wall.

nailing lattice strips to a wall for DIY batten wall molding

Stage 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 wood filler is thoroughly dry, sand sleek with great grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the procedure go speedier). Brush absent any sanding dust after.

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

Move 8 – Paint

Give every thing a fresh new coat of paint and you’re performed! (We painted the wall first with the exact same coloration we planned to use on the lattice strips so that we wouldn’t have to perform close to all of the specifics afterwards.)

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

The Completed Batten Wall

Never you consider these two batten walls insert so substantially to this tiny breakfast nook corner? I really like it so much!

We additional these vintage design and style sconces to carry much more light into this windowless space. What do you believe?!

They perform so very well with this linear chandelier that adds a contact of contemporary, 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 Details

I still system to paint the air vent and incorporate knobs to the banquette cupboard doors.

(Now that it’s dry, I have to acknowledge, never appreciate the paint I had to use on the banquette thanks to offer chain concerns creating my favored cupboard paints to be marketed out. But oh very well. If which is our major challenge, I’ll consider it.)

I just acquired the call this week that the recently reupholstered cushions are completed! So it will all be coming together in here quickly.

These Do-it-yourself herringbone LVP flooring however seem completely astounding due to the fact we installed them a few months back! Up coming on the list is creating a table, refinishing some secondhand dining chairs for the other facet, and including some classic artwork and decor finds.

It will be so charming as we wrap up the ultimate facts.

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 finest for so lots of things!

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