January 27, 2023


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Inexpensive DIY Batten Wall Using Lattice Strips


Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an uncomplicated, low-cost option to set up a Do-it-yourself batten wall for adding classic character to basic walls.

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

I signify they truly are the unsung hero of a ton of very little DIYs and crafts all around right here. (Recall that shower curtain art we framed with lattice strips a whilst back again?) This time it wanted a spotlight in the breakfast nook.

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

Considering the fact that we form of have an addiction to intricate wall molding all around here, it is unquestionably no shock at all that immediately after we completed setting up and portray our Facebook Market banquette discover in the breakfast nook, Robert and I looked at just about every other and said, “Something’s missing.”

Individuals sleek walls needed character! And lattice could do the job inexpensively. Due to the fact molding is a person of my favored ways to make a home glance lavish.

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

What is Lattice?

Lattice is made of skinny strips of wood most normally utilized in a criss-cross construction for trellises to guidance climbing vegetation in gardens or to provide as porch skirting.

But it is best for basic wall molding tasks also. (Sort of like Sharpie shiplap but way extra legit.)

The cost of molding has skyrocketed these days (along with each individual other property improvement supply), so we figured out a way to incorporate dear on the lookout batten wall molding for the portion of the rate using helpful dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for each linear foot.

If you have never ever mounted any form of molding before, it’s the great novice variation to attempt considering the fact that it requires no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush appropriate on major of your current baseboards considering that they’re thinner than frequent 1×2 boards.

a stack of lattice strips

How to Make a Batten Wall Utilizing Lattice Strips

You could insert this vertical batten wall all all around the area, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could leave your walls plain without any wall decor for a minimalist tactic or layer it with artwork for even a lot more character.

It would be excellent for adding onto a plain kitchen island too. Hold in mind even though, if you have a textured wall, the system will not be as easy, considering that you will need to insert these MDF panels to your textured partitions employing Liquid Nails and brad nails very first.


Ways to Make a Batten Lattice Wall

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

Move 1 – Evaluate and Choose on a Format

Measure your entire wall initially, decide how far aside 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 aspect that into your format plan. We set our battens to have an 8 1/2″ gap in between.

Phase 2 – Slice Lattice Length

Evaluate the peak of your wall from baseboard to crown and slash the initially lattice strip to the desired size with a jigsaw. (Not all walls will be properly the exact height all the way throughout, so really don’t slash all of your lattice based mostly on that to start with measurement.)

checking with a level to make sure lattice strips are perpendicular

Action 3 – Use a Stage to Look at Lattice Placement

“Dry fit” the to start with lattice strip and use a stage to make sure it’s flawlessly straight.

Step 4 – Nail Lattice

After you are delighted 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, but for the reason that the lattice is so light-weight, it’s wholly optional. (The batten wall will also be simpler to get rid of without adhesive afterwards if a person day you alter your head.)

installing lattice strips for wall molding by dry fitting

Move 5 – Repeat

Repeat Techniques 2-4 right up until you have 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 wooden filler.

caulking and wood filling lattice strips

Stage 7 – Sand Wood Filler

After the wood filler is absolutely dry, sand smooth with fantastic grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the process go more quickly). Brush away any sanding dust soon after.

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

Move 8 – Paint

Give every thing a refreshing coat of paint and you are carried out! (We painted the wall initial with the similar color we prepared to use on the lattice strips so that we wouldn’t have to get the job done all over 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 assume these two batten walls include so considerably to this small breakfast nook corner? I enjoy it so a great deal!

We included these classic type sconces to carry a lot more light into this windowless space. What do you consider?!

They operate so very well with this linear chandelier that provides a touch 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 Particulars

I nonetheless approach to paint the air vent and include knobs to the banquette cabinet doorways.

(Now that it’s dry, I have to admit, really do not like the paint I had to use on the banquette thanks to supply chain challenges triggering my beloved cupboard paints to be bought out. But oh nicely. If that is our most significant challenge, I’ll take it.)

I just got the phone this week that the newly reupholstered cushions are concluded! So it will all be coming alongside one another in here quickly.

These Do it yourself herringbone LVP flooring continue to glance definitely incredible considering the fact that we put in them a few weeks ago! Up coming on the listing is developing a table, refinishing some secondhand eating chairs for the other side, and including some vintage art and decor finds.

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

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

Have you at any time done a Diy batten wall prior to? Or observed a new use for lattice strips? They’re the most effective for so lots of matters!

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