Inexpensive DIY Batten Wall Using Lattice Strips

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

Tutorial: How to use lattice strips as an uncomplicated, economical alternative to set up a Do it yourself batten wall for introducing classic character to simple walls.

Lattice strips are the MVP of this Diy batten wall challenge!

I mean they seriously are the unsung hero of a great deal of minor DIYs and crafts all around right here. (Keep in mind that shower curtain art we framed with lattice strips a although back again?) This time it necessary a highlight in the breakfast nook.

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

Due to the fact we variety of have an addiction to intricate wall molding about here, it’s completely no surprise at all that right after we completed setting up and painting our Fb Marketplace banquette discover in the breakfast nook, Robert and I appeared at every other and reported, “Something’s lacking.”

These smooth walls essential character! And lattice could do the career inexpensively. Because molding is a person of my favourite strategies to make a property seem deluxe.

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

What is Lattice?

Lattice is produced of skinny strips of wood most normally utilised in a criss-cross structure for trellises to support climbing vegetation in gardens or to serve as porch skirting.

But it’s great for uncomplicated wall molding assignments as well. (Variety of like Sharpie shiplap but way a lot more legit.)

The cost of molding has skyrocketed recently (alongside with every other residence improvement supply), so we figured out a way to add pricey hunting batten wall molding for the portion of the price employing useful dandy lattice strips at $1.28 for every linear foot.

If you have hardly ever set up any form of molding prior to, it is the ideal beginner variation to attempt given that it demands no miter cuts and lattice can sit flush right on prime of your existing baseboards due to the fact they are thinner than normal 1×2 boards.

a stack of lattice strips

How to Make a Batten Wall Working with Lattice Strips

You could insert this vertical batten wall all all over the place, as wainscoting, or just as a board and batten accent wall. You could depart your walls basic without the need of any wall decor for a minimalist method or layer it with artwork for even extra character.

It would be great for introducing on to a basic kitchen area island far too. Preserve in mind nevertheless, if you have a textured wall, the system will not be as straightforward, considering the fact that you will will need to increase these MDF panels to your textured walls making use of Liquid Nails and brad nails initial.


Techniques to Make a Batten Lattice Wall

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

Step 1 – Measure and Choose on a Structure

Evaluate your entire wall very first, decide how much aside 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″ vast, so issue that into your structure program. We established our battens to have an 8 1/2″ gap between.

Step 2 – Slash Lattice Size

Measure the height of your wall from baseboard to crown and cut the to start with lattice strip to the wanted size with a jigsaw. (Not all partitions will be correctly the very same height all the way across, so really do not lower all of your lattice based on that 1st measurement.)

checking with a level to make sure lattice strips are perpendicular

Phase 3 – Use a Amount to Check out Lattice Placement

“Dry fit” the 1st lattice strip and use a amount to make certain it’s completely straight.

Phase 4 – Nail Lattice

After you are pleased with the lattice strip placement, nail it to the wall with the brad nailer (or a hammer).

You can use development adhesive in this article as perfectly, if you pick out, but since the lattice is so lightweight, it is completely optional. (The batten wall will also be less difficult to take out without adhesive afterwards if one particular day you alter your thoughts.)

installing lattice strips for wall molding by dry fitting

Phase 5 – Repeat

Repeat Techniques 2-4 until finally you have placed all lattice strips together the wall.

nailing lattice strips to a wall for DIY batten wall molding

Phase 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

The moment the wooden filler is completely dry, sand smooth with wonderful grit sandpaper (we use an orbital sander to make the process go quicker). Brush absent any sanding dust right after.

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

Stage 8 – Paint

Give everything a contemporary coat of paint and you are finished! (We painted the wall initial with the exact coloration we planned to use on the lattice strips so that we wouldn’t have to get the job done close to all of the details later on.)

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

The Concluded Batten Wall

Don’t you assume these two batten partitions include so a lot to this minor breakfast nook corner? I adore it so considerably!

We additional these vintage model sconces to convey a lot more gentle into this windowless house. What do you consider?!

They do the job so perfectly with this linear chandelier that provides a touch of modern day, 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 Information

I still plan to paint the air vent and insert knobs to the banquette cabinet doors.

(Now that it is dry, I have to admit, really do not really like the paint I had to use on the banquette thanks to supply chain difficulties resulting in my favorite cabinet paints to be sold out. But oh properly. If that is our major problem, I’ll choose it.)

I just acquired the connect with this 7 days that the newly reupholstered cushions are completed! So it will all be coming together in listed here shortly.

These Do it yourself herringbone LVP flooring still seem definitely wonderful because we mounted them a handful of months ago! Upcoming on the listing is setting up a table, refinishing some secondhand eating chairs for the other facet, and incorporating some classic art and decor finds.

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

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

Have you ever done a Do it yourself batten wall prior to? Or observed a new use for lattice strips? They’re the very best for so several factors!

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