Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chicken Wire Is A Must-Have

While driving around looking at trash heaps on the curb one day (yes, I really do that) I found a particularly interested large heap of weathered windows and wood.  I dug out two window frames.  The white paint was almost completely chipped off but I preserved what I could dry brushed some watered down white paint on to the frame.  Dry brushed watery paint - is that an oxymoron??  Well that's what I did anyway, for a great old white washed look.

My mom brought me two rolls of chicken wire last time she visited.  Yay for the gifts my mother comes bearing!  I think she picked them up for next to nothing at a garage sale.  I stapled it onto the back and then snipped the overhang.

You'll never guess how much I got these darling metal birds for - just like they are too, no painting or finagling by me at ALL!  Dollar General for thirty cents.  That's right, kids.  Summer stuff was 90% off.  Oh how I love end of the season stuff.  I bought three.  The next day I couldn't believe I only bought three and went back in for the rest.  I bought them all.

Yes, you really must have some sort of chicken wire display somewhere in your home.  It is perfect with the shabby chic style, rustic look, or even will go with contemporary!  It's just plain ole' beautiful stuff.
Did I just call chicken wire beautiful?

Here is the first chicken wire photo display I ever put in my house - it was actually made for me by my friend Maran.  You can see the original post here, and read how I gave her the frame and she regifted it back to me... haha.  You can do that with good friends, you know. :)

Pin It
Savvy Southern Style


  1. Yes, chicken wire is a must! Mine is on the mantle and its a fun place to display seasonal pictures or the kids recent art work. Totally love the old window frame you used! Looks fantastic.

  2. Hi there,
    I lost my blogger account for a bit and just re-found it!!! Those wire birds are so cute!!!
    Long lost Linda!!!

  3. I love it especially the birds!
    Marie @ Fort Ledbetter

  4. Love your chickens I have that color in my family room

  5. Well your trash piles must be significantly more interesting than mine...all I ever see is piles of old carpet. Sniff. Love how your window turned out, chicken wire is the best!

  6. I love chicken wire. I would love to find old windows in a trash pile. That does not happen around here.

  7. Very, very nice! I have a project I ahve been despairing of... perhaps chicken wire will be my savior....


Comments - Next best thing to chocolate! :) Please let me know you visited!