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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42 thoughts on “A Chicken wire frame…”
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
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.
Love this. This may be a really silly question but where do you buy chicken wire?
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!
Super charming~ I love it!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday!
I looks terrific!
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!
TOTALLY Awesome! Featuring you this weekend!!! XO, Aimee
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 🙂
Super cute idea! I love all of the different things you could do with this project! The little clothes pins are adorable:)
I love the color you did it is so pretty. Good project!
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
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 :).
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!
I love how this turned out! That color is beautiful!
Love the color and the idea of the chicken wire such a great project ty for sharing kudos
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!
I like this……………stop giving me more ideas 🙂 Have a great weekend.
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.
It turned out great! I just gotta make one…..love your blog 🙂
I want it!!! and I also want to see the ‘scratched’ mirror!
Wow! What a transformation ! Thanks for the idea and tips on attaching the chicken wire! I just love Destin Gulf! It’s gorgeous!
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
Oh Debbie, I love it! I have always loved chicken wire. This project turned out to be perfect!
This is great Debbie! Any tips on how to attach the chicken wire. I attempted it once and it was a great big failure.
Two of my favorite elements to work with! And you’re right, the color is gorgeous!
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 …
I love this! And I love chicken wire! (Would rather have linen than burlap, but that’s just me.)
Super cute project! Hope you had gloves on while wrestling that chicken wire! Enjoy your weekend, Debbie. 🙂
With the bunting !?! It’s just too adorable for words.
That looks great and I understand that love hate relationship.
OMG I love it!!
I love it, and also like it when a plan that doesn’t work out can still be a success!
It turned out beautifully! I haven’t worked with chicken wire yet, so I guess I better get with it!
Who knew burlap and chicken wire could make me so happy. I love the color you picked for the frame too. It’s awesome!
It looks wonderful Debbie! That color is so beautiful! 🙂
I want to make one of these! It’s on my to do list… now I just have to find the time!
Girl…love the burlap on the back!! hope your hands are ok!! 🙂 that chickenwire can be a bear! Looks AMAZING!!
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:)