A Chicken wire frame…

Chicken wire is cool, but a little prickly to work with.

This frame had a mirror in it.

I tried to age the mirror to make it look old.

I ended up just making it look scratched.

I won’t show you that.

I painted the frame with CeCe Caldwell’s Destin Gulf Green.

If you’ve ever been to Destin, you know how beautiful the water is.  Well this paint is beautiful too!

I ended up doing two coats.

see how pretty :)

I attached the chicken wire, and asked my Facebook friends what they would use on the back.

There were several great suggestions, use burlap~was one and

I have some on hand, surprised?

I sanded, and dry brushed with Ce Ce Caldwell Vintage white to achieve this finish.

I waxed it with their awesome wax too!

Used my glue gun to attach the burlap.

You can use it for jewelry.

Or as a bulletin board.

~burlap and chicken wire~

I have a


relationship with both 😉

Sharing: Addicted to Decorating, It’s Overflowing, You Are Talking Too Much, At The Picket Fence,

French Country Cottage



  1. 1
    debbie says:

    LOVE it Deb! The color is really pretty. I love the look of chicken wire but have always thought the same thing, it must be a bear to work with. Have a great weekend. I am pinning this:)
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    Girl…love the burlap on the back!! hope your hands are ok!! :) that chickenwire can be a bear! Looks AMAZING!!
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    I want to make one of these! It’s on my to do list… now I just have to find the time!
    Erin @ How to Nest for Less recently posted..Blast from the Past: Duck Egg Blue Accent Table

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    It turned out beautifully! I haven’t worked with chicken wire yet, so I guess I better get with it!

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    Vanessa says:

    It looks wonderful Debbie! That color is so beautiful! :-)
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    Shannon says:

    Who knew burlap and chicken wire could make me so happy. I love the color you picked for the frame too. It’s awesome!
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    Diane says:

    I love it, and also like it when a plan that doesn’t work out can still be a success!
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    Martina says:

    OMG I love it!!

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    kim says:

    That looks great and I understand that love hate relationship.
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    kirby says:

    I love this! And I love chicken wire! (Would rather have linen than burlap, but that’s just me.)
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    With the bunting !?! It’s just too adorable for words.

    Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista recently posted..Little Boy’s Bedroom, the end of the nursery era

  12. 12

    Super cute project! Hope you had gloves on while wrestling that chicken wire! Enjoy your weekend, Debbie. :)
    xo Heidi
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  13. 13

    Debbie, just love how this turned out. I have yet to form a relationship with chicken wire or burlap or chalk paint. I’m way overdue and this great project inspires me to find some burlap and chicken wire and chalk paint …


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  14. 14

    Two of my favorite elements to work with! And you’re right, the color is gorgeous!
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    Pamela says:

    This is great Debbie! Any tips on how to attach the chicken wire. I attempted it once and it was a great big failure.
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    Gina says:

    Oh Debbie, I love it! I have always loved chicken wire. This project turned out to be perfect!
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    Little Bit says:

    ha ha, well it’s beautiful! But it does give you an appreciation for the hard work all those ‘chicken farmers’ must go through, huh? 😉 Little Bit from http://www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com
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    Wow! What a transformation ! Thanks for the idea and tips on attaching the chicken wire! I just love Destin Gulf! It’s gorgeous!
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    jenni says:

    I want it!!! and I also want to see the ‘scratched’ mirror!

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    Pauline says:

    It turned out great! I just gotta make one…..love your blog :)

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    Bliss says:

    My husband would agree. He is in charge of chicken wire so when there is a project at our house it is not wise to combine my love/hate of burlap with his love/hate of chicken wire. Your project turned out great and hopefully no relationships were harmed in it’s making.

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    Vicky says:

    I like this……………stop giving me more ideas :) Have a great weekend.
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    Claire says:

    A trifecta of beautiful – chicken wire, burlap and a GORGEOUS paint colour! Lucky you to have such an amazing shape of frame to work with in the first place.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    RaNae says:

    Love the color and the idea of the chicken wire such a great project ty for sharing kudos
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    Carmella says:

    I love how this turned out! That color is beautiful!
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  26. 26

    I love this project! I’ve been collecting inspiration for making a dressing area in our master bedroom and this is definitely going on my list! Thanks!
    Jennifer@frombehindthepicketfence.com recently posted..Project:Entry

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    Wow, this is beautiful! I’m so glad burlap is “in.” It’s so cheap–or it used to be. Haven’t bought it in awhile :)
    Thanks for a great tutorial! I pinned it :).
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    Rebecca says:

    Love the color! Thank you so much for sharing at Meet Me Monday party. I am going to get this green. So pretty! Love, Me http://www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com
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  29. 29

    I love the color you did it is so pretty. Good project!
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    Mindy says:

    Super cute idea! I love all of the different things you could do with this project! The little clothes pins are adorable:)
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    Shayla says:

    That is adorable, love, love it!. I just finished painting the frame of an old window using caribbean blue, and crackle. I had planned to use chicken wire but the burlap is a beautiful addition I must try that now. Thank you, althought excited I dread it as well. I also have a love hate relationship with both :)

  32. 32

    TOTALLY Awesome! Featuring you this weekend!!! XO, Aimee
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  33. 33

    I love this idea and have a really cool frame that I will be using right away. Thanks for the sweet tutorial! I am a new follower. Come say hi and check out my giveaway!

  34. 34

    I looks terrific!

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    Courtney says:

    Super charming~ I love it!! :) Thanks for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday!
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    Bev says:

    That looks great! Thank you for showing up close exactly where you attached the chicken wire! I knew that’s where I should have put mine, but the love/hate thing with the chicken wire was not the best relationship and sadly the chicken wire won! haha! Love how your frame turned out!
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  37. 37

    Love this. This may be a really silly question but where do you buy chicken wire?

  38. 38
    Lindsey says:

    I love this! But how did you attach your chicken wire and make it look nice? I attach chicken wire and there is stuff going everywhere. And I have a heard time attaching it to wood with a staple gun. The wood is never cooperative.

    • 38.1
      Debbie says:

      Lindsey, I use a pneumatic staple gun, always works with not problem. I cut the wire just a little bit larger than the opening, staple and then trim. Good luck :)


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