Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an straightforward, economical substitute to install a Diy batten wall for adding classic character to basic partitions.
Lattice strips are the MVP of this Do it yourself batten wall challenge!
I indicate they seriously are the unsung hero of a lot of very little DIYs and crafts about in this article. (Remember that shower curtain art we framed with lattice strips a while back?) This time it desired a spotlight in the breakfast nook.
Considering the fact that we kind of have an addiction to intricate wall molding all-around right here, it is certainly no shock at all that right after we completed putting in and painting our Facebook Market banquette find in the breakfast nook, Robert and I looked at every single other and stated, “Something’s missing.”
Those easy walls essential character! And lattice could do the position inexpensively. Due to the fact molding is just one of my preferred means to make a home glimpse luxurious.
What is Lattice?
Lattice is designed of skinny strips of wood most normally utilised in a criss-cross structure for trellises to help climbing plants in gardens or to provide as porch skirting.
But it’s ideal for uncomplicated wall molding tasks also. (Kind of like Sharpie shiplap but way far more legit.)
The price tag of molding has skyrocketed recently (along with each other dwelling advancement provide), so we figured out a way to include expensive hunting batten wall molding for the fraction of the selling price using useful dandy lattice strips at $1.28 per linear foot.
If you’ve hardly ever put in any style of molding before, it is the fantastic novice edition to try given that it needs no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush proper on top rated of your current baseboards because they’re thinner than standard 1×2 boards.
How to Make a Batten Wall Applying Lattice Strips
You could increase this vertical batten wall all about the room, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could leave your partitions plain with out any wall decor for a minimalist approach or layer it with artwork for even extra character.
It would be great for introducing on to a simple kitchen island too. Preserve in thoughts although, if you have a textured wall, the procedure will not be as basic, since you will will need to increase these MDF panels to your textured partitions working with Liquid Nails and brad nails to start with.
Actions to Make a Batten Lattice Wall
Move 1 – Measure and Choose on a Layout
Evaluate your full wall initially, decide how much apart you want your batten (vertical lattice strips) to be, and mark their placement on the wall with a pencil.
Try to remember that lattice strips are 1 1/2″ huge, so issue that into your structure strategy. We set our battens to have an 8 1/2″ gap concerning.
Move 2 – Minimize Lattice Size
Evaluate the height of your wall from baseboard to crown and slice the very first lattice strip to the wanted size with a jigsaw. (Not all walls will be flawlessly the exact same peak all the way throughout, so never reduce all of your lattice based mostly on that first measurement.)
Move 3 – Use a Amount to Test Lattice Placement
“Dry fit” the initial lattice strip and use a stage to make guaranteed it is flawlessly straight.
Stage 4 – Nail Lattice
After you’re happy with the lattice strip placement, nail it to the wall with the brad nailer (or a hammer).
You can use construction adhesive here as very well, if you select, but due to the fact the lattice is so light-weight, it is wholly optional. (The batten wall will also be less difficult to take out without having adhesive afterwards if a single working day you transform your head.)
Stage 5 – Repeat
Repeat Techniques 2-4 right until you have positioned all lattice strips together the wall.
Step 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.
Action 7 – Sand Wooden Filler
At the time the wooden filler is totally dry, sand sleek with fine grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the course of action go a lot quicker). Brush absent any sanding dust immediately after.
Phase 8 – Paint
Give every little thing a fresh new coat of paint and you are accomplished! (We painted the wall 1st with the identical shade we prepared to use on the lattice strips so that we wouldn’t have to get the job done about all of the particulars afterwards.)
The Concluded Batten Wall
Don’t you assume these two batten walls incorporate so much to this small breakfast nook corner? I enjoy it so considerably!
We additional these vintage fashion sconces to carry a lot more gentle into this windowless area. What do you assume?!
They operate so effectively with this linear chandelier that adds a touch of contemporary, and the brass pops from that batten wall we painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
Wrapping Up Breakfast Nook Details
I continue to strategy to paint the air vent and add knobs to the banquette cupboard doorways.
(Now that it’s dry, I have to acknowledge, don’t adore the paint I experienced to use on the banquette thanks to offer chain issues producing my favourite cupboard paints to be marketed out. But oh effectively. If that’s our most significant challenge, I’ll take it.)
I just obtained the connect with this week that the freshly reupholstered cushions are completed! So it will all be coming jointly in in this article before long.
These Do it yourself herringbone LVP flooring nonetheless glance certainly remarkable considering that we put in them a couple weeks in the past! Future on the listing is constructing a table, refinishing some secondhand eating chairs for the other facet, and incorporating some vintage art and decor finds.
It will be so charming as we wrap up the last specifics.
Have you at any time accomplished a Diy batten wall ahead of? Or observed a new use for lattice strips? They’re the very best for so lots of factors!
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