Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chicken Wire Memo Board

 Another project to cross off the list - this is getting addictive!!  I bought this gorgeous wooden frame for $2 at a yard sale and it has sat in my garage for months.

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, but it was waiting for the office to be complete before I could actually start the project.  Hubby is probably glad that I am finally completing projects and he is starting to get his garage back!

I decided to spray paint the frame with a white gloss, and I bought some fabric at Hobby Lobby that matched the decor and accent colors in the room.  Last but not least - I went to Home Depot and bought a small roll of chicken wire (that stuff is more expensive than I thought it would be!).

Once the frame was painted, it was time to cut the wire and fabric and staple it to the frame.  BUT - I don't own wire cutters or a staple gun, so I called my friend Ginger (from The Savvy Shanty).  I knew she would have them - and I was right.  So last Saturday I drove the long (7 minute) trek to her house (with the frame and completed bulletin board so I could show her my other fun project).  I am so happy I enlisted her help!  I have never worked with wire cutters, or a staple gun before and it would have taken me 4x the time to complete had she not helped me!

In the end - here is the final product - I LOVE it!!  It was worth the wait!


LOVE the way it turned out!!  I need to take some pics of the room finished with artwork and memo boards hung.  I'll work on that and upload them soon!

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  1. That is super cute! And I love the combination of the more formal fabric and the rustic wire!

  2. I love the idea of backing the wire with fabric. I have made a few of these with just wire but the fabric gives it a new look !!! It looks beautiful

  3. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. I love how your memo board turned out! The fabric is fab :) I have a frame Ive been holding onto for awhile that make a perfect memo board. Thank you for the idea!

    I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party if you get a chance :)

  4. This looks so fabulous! I love how you used fabric behind the chicken wire - very nice! :)

  5. serious yummy memo board going on here

    visiting via TTJ and would love to have you stop by kate spade/vintage jewelry giveaway:



  6. Thank you for linking up your awesome chicken wire memo board.. Im going to feature it Friday as one of my favorite links! Hope to see you there :)