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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 😉

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

    • 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 🙂

      • This would have been my question too, as I just took a pin board apart to freshen it up with some chicken wire. Burlap idea just great! I may spray paint the wire though. Thank you for the lovely tutorial.

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

  4. 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!

  5. Super charming~ I love it!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday!

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

  8. 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 🙂

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

  10. I love the color you did it is so pretty. Good project!

  11. 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

  12. 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 :).

  13. 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!

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

  15. Love the color and the idea of the chicken wire such a great project ty for sharing kudos

  16. 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!


  17. I like this……………stop giving me more ideas 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  18. 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.


  19. It turned out great! I just gotta make one…..love your blog 🙂

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

  21. Wow! What a transformation ! Thanks for the idea and tips on attaching the chicken wire! I just love Destin Gulf! It’s gorgeous!

  22. 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

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

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

  25. Two of my favorite elements to work with! And you’re right, the color is gorgeous!

  26. 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 …



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

  28. With the bunting !?! It’s just too adorable for words.


  29. I love this! And I love chicken wire! (Would rather have linen than burlap, but that’s just me.)

  30. That looks great and I understand that love hate relationship.

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

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

  33. It looks wonderful Debbie! That color is so beautiful! 🙂

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


  35. I want to make one of these! It’s on my to do list… now I just have to find the time!

  36. Girl…love the burlap on the back!! hope your hands are ok!! 🙂 that chickenwire can be a bear! Looks AMAZING!!

  37. 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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