May 16, 2012

Framed Chicken Wire

I've long admired the combo of a simple frame and a little chicken wire. 
Kim over at Starshine Chic uses them so nicely on her mantel and every time she shows off a new vignette I tell myself to make one soon. 

A few weeks ago I found myself with a little time to put one together and I had the perfect spot in my kitchen to hang it.
I picked a chippy frame from my stash and rubbed a little black paint along the cracks and edges to make them stand out more.  Then took some sandpaper to the whole thing to scrap off a few big chunks of the white paint for even more distressing.

Next came the chicken wire.  I simply stapled it to the frame as close to the opening as I could just like Kim said to.  I then brushed on some black craft paint all over the chicken wire to help it stand out a little more against my wall color.
Once hung on the wall, I looked around the house for vintage doo-dads to hang inside the frame.  I came up with a postcard, an old photograph picked up at a flea market and a vintage price tag.
The finished project is just what I was hoping for.  Something simple and classic looking with a little vintage to make my heart go pitter patter.

Hope you have a lovely day,

Robin

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18 comments:

  1. I'm swooning over it and I want one too! xo

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  2. I love chicken wire projects!!! Your frame looks great!!!

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  3. I may have to make one of those!

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  4. I have been wanting to make one of these. Yours is perfect. I am on the hunt for a frame. I like the nice wide ones.

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  5. Oh So Cute! I love anything with Chicken Wire. I'm thinking I need to make one of these too.

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  6. Your chicken wire frame is very sweet...I've been meaning to do something like this for a while, but I've been too lazy so far! I love the way you've styled everything too :)
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  7. I like this a lot! Saved for a future project! (that's the best compliment:) !

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  8. I LOVE this Robin!! It is so pretty!! I really want to make one too.If only I had some chicken wire lying around....

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  9. I think my house needs one of these.

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  10. I love it! I never would have thought of painting the chicken wire with craft paint, that's a really good tip! Your whole display is just adorable! I love the little red bird and the white pitcher. ~ Jamie

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  11. I bought a roll of chicken wire that I still haven't done anything with. I also have an old frame so I am trying to decide between a chalkboard and chicken wire.

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  12. Oh my gosh, you certainly are creative!!! That's why I love bloggerville. I get so many great idea. Thanks.

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  13. I love it! It could go anywhere, bathroom, bedroom...Mimi

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  14. That is very cute. I don't know where I've been, but I've never seen on of those before. love it!

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  15. It looks amazing! I made one and put it in my sewing room, so handy to peg little treasures on! I adore how you styled yours! X

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  16. Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful

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  17. Looks so great. Love the frame with chicken wire.

    Hugs

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  18. Love your charming project! Great tip to paint the wire, too!

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