First, we got a sick amount of neatly organized lath from Eva's gut job house in the country. Seriously, she handed over the neatest piles of wood organized by size.
After the wall was complete, the dude sanded the wall and added some of our hardwood floor poly on it. By sanding it, the white parts of the wood were removed to reveal a light color wood. Secretly, I like the wall better before the sanding but now I won't have a chance to get a major splinter if (when) I walk into the wall.
I have to give mega props of inspiration to the jersey ice cream co. Their wood wall is super awesome and inspired my project.
If you live in Philadelphia, they will even come to your place and install your very own lath wall.