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Salvaged Lattice Panels

I’m fortunate enough to live down the road from a great little antique/junk shop. They have a huge range of expensive, rare antiques and junk. It’s the same place I purchased my popular kitchen island and vintage birdcage light fixture. Recently, I purchased several salvaged lattice panels– all for $10! I instantly knew I could repurpose them to create some accent pieces in the Bachelorette Pad!

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Two of them happened to be the exact same size and in great shape. The lattice isn’t the premade/plastic kind you find at Lowe’s. Someone had nailed each board together and framed it to make a lattice panel by hand.

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I took the two smaller ones that were matching in size and decided to give them a new, unexpected life! I really didn’t have to put forth a lot of effort (and no money!) to give them a completely different look!

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I started by using my hand sander to smooth out the lattice boards. They had a rough texture that I wanted to smooth down. I then used a wallpaper brush to brush off all the dirt & dust from the panel. Once it was really clean, it was time to move on to the next step!

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I created a whitewash mixture with some leftover white paint. If you’re looking for the perfect recipe for white wash, check out my old post here. Once I had the wash mixed, I applied a coat to the sides and front of the panel. I was lazy and didn’t add a wash to the back, especially since nobody will see the back of it!

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After the first coat dried, I sanded and brushed it again. Then I added one more coat of wash. Once the second coat was dried, I sanded and brushed again. The entire process took less than an hour.

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The spaces on the wall beside my TV had always bothered me. They appeared as such awkward, random space, and I have been looking for a good “filler.”  The salvaged lattice panels were the perfect filler!

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Using a couple screws, I added a panel to each side of the TV. I just eyed the right spot on the wall–slightly taller than the TV.

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I love how the wash, rustic finish came out. And for $10, I still have several more panels to use somewhere in the Bachelorette Pad!

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I have been eyeing these pewter & copper metal baskets at Target to place on the floor beneath the lattice panels…maybe to hold blankets? Or live plants?

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If you don’t have any salvaged lattice panels just lying around, this would be an easy DIY project with some premade lattice from Lowe’s and then create a simple frame.

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5 thoughts on “Salvaged Lattice Panels

  1. Your project is lovely, but I do need to say you have given me a wonderful idea. You had your panel propped up by a trash can and I thought you were making a block for your trash can. I have been wondering what to do with mine and now I know. Thank you!

  2. Are you going to add something over the TV? Ornamental iron perhaps? A lightly white washed rusty piece the width of the TV would look nice and tie everything together.

    Great job!

    Maggie

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