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Friday, September 28, 2012

chicken wire magic

This is my new solution to the over crowded  refrigerator.  I inherited this frame from my mother.   I don't have chickens, but live out in a rural area.  We have an online-yardsale on facebook for our valley.  I put in there, that I needed a 3x3 piece of chicken wire  (I did not want to buy a 25 ft roll) and was willing to give up a couple of dollars, and bingo, someone got right back to me and said she would leave it out for me, free of charge.
I did spray the chicken wire white after I had it stretched and in place on the back!
I used an acrylic white paint with a glazing medium over that!  Love the detail!


fairyrocks said...

Gorgeous, useful and very inspirational too. Thanks for sharing...thinking thinking now....

Shabby chic Sandy said...

This project is awesome--chicken wire looks so good. Love the idea. The frame is beautiful!

alveen said...

Love it! What a great idea.
Hugs Alveen

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Michelle,
Love chicken wire and really love how you used it here.
enJOY a beautiful weekend,

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great redo! Glad someone came forward and donated the chicken wire.
Enjoy your weekend.

debi said...

Oh Michele, I love the way it turned out. Beautiful!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love this Michelle! What a great frame. I did a chicken wire memo board once. I found the chicken wire, let's say, difficult to work with. I had to cut mine off a roll we had and it was a little bigger than the size you used here. My daughter took it for her house and it works great to hold small size pictures {that would otherwise wind up on the refrigerator}.

Mimi said...

LOVE this frame!!!
what a great idea!!!
you are so creative!!

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

I LOVE this project! New follower, stopping in to invite you to my first, weekly Blog Hop! I’d love to have you link up with us!
The Chicken Chick

Unknown said...

Oh I am so stealing this idea ( I have the identical frame!!! ) thanks so much for sharing -
Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Beautiful! I've been meaning to do something like this. Thanks for inspiration!

Unknown said...

I totally want to make one!!! I will Feature you next week for this! Hope you had a good week-end! Hugs

Doreen said...

Love it! Coincidently, I just finished making a similar chicken wire frame but added burlap behind the wire for extra panache. I just need to add a bit extra and then will blog about it. I love your idea of painting the wire white! Lovely.

Look for my post within a few days at altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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