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Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an uncomplicated, affordable alternate to set up a Diy batten wall for introducing vintage character to plain partitions.
Lattice strips are the MVP of this Do-it-yourself batten wall task!
I imply they seriously are the unsung hero of a great deal of minor DIYs and crafts all-around listed here. (Don’t forget that shower curtain artwork we framed with lattice strips a when back?) This time it desired a spotlight in the breakfast nook.
Considering that we variety of have an addiction to intricate wall molding about here, it is totally no shock at all that soon after we concluded setting up and painting our Facebook Marketplace banquette obtain in the breakfast nook, Robert and I appeared at every single other and stated, “Something’s lacking.”
All those smooth walls wanted character! And lattice could do the career inexpensively. Due to the fact molding is just one of my most loved methods to make a property glance high-class.
What is Lattice?
Lattice is manufactured of thin strips of wooden most frequently used in a criss-cross construction for trellises to support climbing vegetation in gardens or to provide as porch skirting.
But it is ideal for simple wall molding assignments far too. (Sort of like Sharpie shiplap but way a lot more legit.)
The rate of molding has skyrocketed these days (along with each and every other property advancement offer), so we figured out a way to insert pricey looking batten wall molding for the portion of the price tag using helpful dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for each linear foot.
If you’ve by no means installed any type of molding right before, it is the excellent beginner version to attempt since it needs no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush suitable on major of your present baseboards because they are thinner than frequent 1×2 boards.
How to Make a Batten Wall Making use of Lattice Strips
You could incorporate this vertical batten wall all all over the place, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could depart your partitions plain with out any wall decor for a minimalist technique or layer it with artwork for even a lot more character.
It would be best for adding on to a plain kitchen area island far too. Retain in thoughts nevertheless, if you have a textured wall, the course of action won’t be as basic, because you will need to have to include these MDF panels to your textured walls making use of Liquid Nails and brad nails initial.
Ways to Make a Batten Lattice Wall
Action 1 – Evaluate and Choose on a Structure
Measure your entire wall initial, come to a decision how considerably apart 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 component that into your format approach. We set our battens to have an 8 1/2″ gap between.
Move 2 – Cut Lattice Size
Measure the top of your wall from baseboard to crown and reduce the initial lattice strip to the necessary size with a jigsaw. (Not all walls will be flawlessly the same height all the way across, so never lower all of your lattice dependent on that 1st measurement.)
Action 3 – Use a Stage to Examine Lattice Placement
“Dry fit” the 1st lattice strip and use a stage to make positive it’s properly straight.
Step 4 – Nail Lattice
The moment you’re joyful with the lattice strip placement, nail it to the wall with the brad nailer (or a hammer).
You can use development adhesive right here as perfectly, if you select, but since the lattice is so light-weight, it is completely optional. (The batten wall will also be less complicated to remove without the need of adhesive later on if one day you alter your brain.)
Move 5 – Repeat
Repeat Actions 2-4 right up until you’ve positioned all lattice strips together the wall.
Stage 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.
Move 7 – Sand Wooden Filler
As soon as the wooden filler is absolutely dry, sand clean with fine grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the approach go faster). Brush absent any sanding dust right after.
Stage 8 – Paint
Give all the things a clean coat of paint and you are finished! (We painted the wall to start with with the very same shade we planned to use on the lattice strips so that we wouldn’t have to function about all of the specifics afterwards.)
The Concluded Batten Wall
Really don’t you believe these two batten walls increase so significantly to this little breakfast nook corner? I appreciate it so substantially!
We additional these classic fashion sconces to deliver additional light into this windowless area. What do you consider?!
They perform so well with this linear chandelier that adds a touch of present day, and the brass pops against that batten wall we painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
Wrapping Up Breakfast Nook Aspects
I nonetheless program to paint the air vent and insert knobs to the banquette cupboard doors.
(Now that it is dry, I have to confess, really don’t love the paint I experienced to use on the banquette thanks to source chain concerns leading to my preferred cupboard paints to be marketed out. But oh nicely. If which is our most important obstacle, I’ll choose it.)
I just got the get in touch with this 7 days that the newly reupholstered cushions are completed! So it will all be coming collectively in right here quickly.
These Do-it-yourself herringbone LVP flooring nevertheless glimpse definitely astounding given that we installed them a couple of months in the past! Subsequent on the record is developing a desk, refinishing some secondhand eating chairs for the other side, and incorporating some classic art and decor finds.
It will be so charming as we wrap up the remaining aspects.
Have you at any time done a Do-it-yourself batten wall just before? Or discovered a new use for lattice strips? They are the very best for so numerous items!
A lot more Job Tips Using Lattice Strips
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