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

Love~Hate

relationship with both 😉

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Comments

  1. 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:)

  2. 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.

    ~Bliss~

  3. 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!

    Claire

  4. says

    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 :).

  5. 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 :)

  6. says

    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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

    • 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 :)

  9. says

    brillsnt idea. I have a mirrorless frame and didn’t have a vision. I’m going to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing

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