Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chicken Wire Decor

Seriously, chicken wire?  
When I think chicken wire, this farm girl's brain isn't anywhere near chickens. I'm thinking of mixing the glam with the glum, or the shab with the chic.  

Cloches made of chicken wire when paired with white tulips and a hint of an elegant doily, make a great marriage.

My favorite creations designed with chicken wire are crowns:   

Elegance against rustic has never looked better. A perfect crown for the bride, or mom to be.

flickr: marianne@sonbird's
Chicken wire in cupboard doors isn't just for country decor. It's a little bit French Country, a little bit Shabby Chic, and a whole lot of  elegant. Silver platters and chicken wire, woo hoo!!!

Now for the easy peasy project idea called,
"Frame your Chicken Wire, or Chicken Wire Your Frame"
*find an old frame and spray paint, brush paint, or hey, leave as is
*cut chicken wire with a wire cutters a little larger then the frame opening
*using an electric or heavy duty upholstery hand stapler, staple wire to the back of the frame
*add a picture hanger, or wire for hanging
*use decorative clips, clothes pins or ribbons to add pretty bits and pieces, pictures, or cards to the chicken wire

Chicken wire, seriously? Absolutely.

Hope you're having a great week.


Lululiz said...

Brilliant ideas! I love the chicken wire notice/pin board.

Kelly Bookend Diaries said...

I love the chicken wire frame.
Kelly Bookend Diaries

Nancy's Notes said...

Ele, you are one clever lady!!! Love all of your projects, just wonderful!


vivian said...

love it all. makes me want to go out and get some chicken wire to play with!
Love the profile picture of you..You look like a teenager!!

Lori said...

beautiful creations Ele...i just LOVE chicken wire!!!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

so inspirational!! love them!!

shannon i olson said...

I love this, I have one cupboard with chicken wire but I am now oh so inspired to do some more fun things with it!!

Diane Mars said...

My Hutch Hubby made years back has chicken wire on the doors! It can also be painted! Hugs, Diane

Alison Gibbs said...

Amazing how many different ways to use chicken wire and they are all beautiful

Miss Gracie's House said...

I've got me some projects just waiting for chicken wire...isn't it funny how things come back in vogue again? Old item...new twist.
What color is your frame? It appears to be such a lovely shade of gray...

Karin said...

I love it all...but that last frame is fabulous!!

The Charm House said...

Ele, Thanks for the wonderful ideas this morning... I will have to make me a chicken wire frame. I love it. I also love the rustic looking crown. Can't believe that is chicken wire.
Thanks for the great post!

Dapoppins said...

chicken wire isn't elegant, but YOU make it so.

Passionate for White said...

Hmmm...do you think my husband would notice a piece of chicken wire missing from the vegetable garden fence? :)

Karen said...

Thanks for the chicken wire inspiration and a whole lot of beauty! Love it in the frame....perfect to hang the eye candy that is always changing, jewelry, or other ephemera! :>

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those crowns are FAB-U-Lous!

Roxie Morrow said...

Oh my, I love it all! I happen to be making a crown with chicken wire right now. It has a nest sitting on top! LOL

Jessi Nagy said...

hey sweet girl,
thanks for poppin in. it has been a long time.
you are so gorgeous.
your profile picture is amazing!!!
hope all is well.

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

HI ELE! I had to come over and see your chicken wire projects that you talked about. I love them!!!! I have a new found interest in chicken wire...yes we have chickens but they don't need all the wire now do they? hahahaha....I love the pictures you showed and that first one is adorable! That got my wheels turning! Hahahaa....thanks for your sweet words too...very nice to read those!

Maija said...

Who knew something so functional could be so fabulous!!!

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, what great ideas for using chicken wire. You are so creative! Love them all espcially the one with the pink flowers.
Love ya, SHirl
Shirls ROse Cottage

Faded Plains said...

Those are some great ideas!

{oc cottage} said...

What cuteness!!! I just love chicken wire!

m ^..^

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Kateyed said...

Love that chicken wire frame> i also am amazed at the crowns...but wonder if they would secretly jab you in the head!

Lovely blog.We are relatively new to blogging and would love to have you stop by. So far, we are having a blast. My daughter surprised me with the blog one day. She had it all set up for us. Here is our address:


We really aren't all about jewelry and the name of our blog is Katsui! That's what we had to settle for :-(


HippieDog said...

Yep, always been a fan of the chicken wire.....Love the look.

Fleur de Bee said...

Secretly wishing to get a Chicken Wire crown!! Wouldn't that be lovely!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that stuff!!!


Nancy said...

Interesting uses for chicken wire. The frame is especially clever!

meandering pearl said...

what absolutely beautiful inspiration for the crown swap!!! so wonderfully glad to meet you!!! lovely thoughts

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Luv, Luv, Luv chicken wire! So many amazing ideas can be used with it. The crown is TDF beautiful!!! Xo,Jenn


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Monnaie said...

Beautiful decorations! My hearty congrats to the decorators!