Hi friends! Remember a few weeks ago when I became obsessed with Trelliage and wrote up a post all about my love (and the history) for them? Well I did it! I installed them in my house and we figured it out and today I want to teach you how too! Because I’m nice like that ;). And well, I couldn’t find another tutorial so hopefully this DIY Trelliage lattice wall post is helpful!
I’m mostly excited about this post because usually these Trelliage walls are completely custom. They’re made from lattice boards and cut to size for each space they’re in. Which isn’t accessible for most of us. And I wanted the look! So here’s a way that any handy person can replicate. Yay for design for everyone!
how to make a diy trelliage lattice wall
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:
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- Vinyl Lattice in 2′ or 4′ sections. I’m using a 2′ in this post
- Cap Molding– comes in 8′ sections. We got 3 pieces for this project.
- Table Saw
- Miter Saw
- Laser Level
- Nail Gun
- Caulk Gun
Start by cutting the lattice to size with a table saw. Mine are about 7′ tall for my 8′ ceilings. I used vinyl lattice because it lays flat. Originally, I was going to use wood lattice, but upon inspection, wood lattice has gaps between each board which means bug heaven. Probably not a good idea.
Next, cut the trim for the sides of the trellis. The molding I used for this project is cap molding which works great because it has a ledge that holds the trellis in place. It also makes measuring tricky because of the little cap- you have to minus that bit when measuring. We cut the pieces of molding and then dry fitted them onto the lattice.
To put up the lattice, line up the lattice with the pencil lines and use two screws to securely put it up. Next, use finish nails to nail in the trellis. Go along the edges- these nails will be covered by the trim. Also nail in the cross sections so that it sits flush to the wall. I used glue on another wall, but it was a mess when it seeped out. Caulking the little nail holes is much easier.
Finally, nail up the trim on all four sides. Next, fill all nail holes and caulk along the seams of the molding. It’s a little slow going caulking where the lattice meets the trim but filling all the cracks makes for a seamless finished product.
I didn’t paint the trellis or trim- since they are vinyl and PVC, paint won’t stick well to them. I painted the wall Ultra Pure White by Behr first before installing the Trelliage. The white paint matches the lattice and trim nicely.
Ta da! Here’s the entry wall all finished! I looove it! The 2′ panel of Trelliage is the perfect fit here and adds interest and texture. The little mirror is a thrift store find that I sanded down and stained. I like having a mirror at the entry for that last check before heading out the door or opening the door.
For Trelliage, you can easily install the panels in 2′ or 4′ sections. A 2′ section will cost $29 in lattice and trim and a 4′ section will cost $42 in lattice and trim. We’re slowly adding the Trelliage to this room and it really is adding a lot of character! What do you think- is this a doable project? I love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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