DIY Project: Lattice Wall Pattern

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DIY Project: Lattice Wall Pattern

Create a dynamic pattern that’s perfect for an accent wall. We have the step-by-step instructions for this lattice wall pattern DIY project. You can also download printable instructions.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: 2-5 hours, not including drying time
Cost: About $115

Tools and Materials


Step 1

Mask off any crown moulding or baseboards on the wall that you are painting. Lay down a drop cloth on or around any area you wish to keep protected.

DIY Project: Taping the Wall for the Lattice Wall Pattern


Step 2

Paint the wall the color you want the intersecting line pattern to be. We used Behr Premium Plus Home Song in an eggshell finish. Allow the paint to dry for 24 hours.

Note: It is important to wait 24 hours so that the paint has time to cure before you put painter’s tape on it.

DIY Project: Painting Intersecting Line Color for Lattice Wall Pattern


Step 3

With the measuring tape, make marks for the “diamonds” in the lattice pattern across the whole width of your wall. Keep in mind that the smaller the diamond width, the smaller the pattern; the larger the diamond width, the
larger the pattern.

Start by deciding how wide you want the diamonds to be across the bottom of the wall. Make sure that the number you choose can be evenly divided across the width of your wall with no leftover inches.

For example, let’s say you have a wall that is 8 feet tall by 12 feet wide, and you want 12-inch diamonds. This will work because if you calculate your width of 12 feet by converting the feet into inches (144 inches) and divide  that by 12 inches, you will have 12, 12-inch diamonds.

You can also start by deciding how many diamonds you want across the bottom of the wall, again making sure that the number can be evenly divided across the entire width, leaving no leftover inches.

For example, let’s say that on that same 8 by 12 wall, you want 18 diamonds. Convert your width of 12 feet into inches (144 inches) and divide it by 18. That calculation — 144 divided by 18 — equals eight. So each diamond will be 8 inches wide.

Now that these decisions are made, make a mark at whichever width you have chosen for your diamonds, across the top and bottom widths of your wall only.

DIY Project: Creating Marks for Lattice Wall Pattern


Step 4

Find the middle of the width of your wall. Now you will begin to tape off your intersecting lines of the pattern. When taping, make sure that your pencil mark falls in the middle of the width of the tape.

If a pencil mark falls on your middle width measurement, connect this mark to the top left corner of your wall. Continue with the mark to the right of the middle mark on the bottom, connecting this mark to the mark next to the top left corner. Continue with these diagonals until you have connected the bottom right corner with its corresponding top mark.

If the middle of the wall is in between two pencil marks, connect the first mark to the left of the middle to the top left corner. Continue with the next mark to the right on the bottom, connecting it to the first mark to the right of the top left corner. Keep doing this until you have connected the lower right corner with its corresponding top mark.

DIY Project:  Taping Off Intersecting Lines of  Lattice Wall Pattern


Step 5

Now it’s time to complete the diamond shape by marking off another set of diagonals.

If a pencil mark falls on your middle measurement, start with your middle mark and connect it to the top right corner. Continue with the mark to the left of the middle mark on the bottom, and connect it to the mark left of the top right corner. Continue with these diagonals until you have connected the bottom left corner with its corresponding top mark.

If the middle of the wall is in between two pencil marks, connect the first mark to the right of the middle to the top right corner. Continue with the next mark to the left on the bottom, connecting it to the first mark to the left of the top right corner. Keep doing this until you have connected the lower left corner with its corresponding top mark.

DIY Project: Completing Diamond Pattern for Lattice Wall Pattern


Step 6

Measure the height of a single diamond. Make sure you pick a column of diamonds that shows the full height. Since the tape is centered on the pencil marks that you’ve made, take the height measurement from the middle of the intersection of tape.

DIY Project: Measuing Height of Diamonds in Lattice Wall Pattern


Step 7

Starting with the top left and right corners and using the height measurement of the diamond, repeat the height down the entire height of the wall (on both sides). You will make a mark after each diamond height has been measured.

DIY Project: Marking Lattice Wall Pattern


Step 8

Now you have the marks to finish your pattern. Connect by taping any remaining top and bottom marks to the new side marks.

DIY Project: Taping Off Lattice Wall Pattern


Step 9

Once you have taped off the lattice pattern, paint the wall with your desired color. We used Home Decorators Collection Zesty Apple in an eggshell finish.

DIY Project: Painting Lattice Wall Pattern


Step 10

Wait about an hour, and carefully remove the painter’s tape. Pull off the tape at a 45-degree angle so as not to compromise your edges. Touch up if needed.

DIY Project: Removing Tape from Lattice Wall Pattern


All done, and it looks great!

DIY Project: Lattice Wall Pattern

Download printable instructions and get started!

And while you’re at it, take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog.

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