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Chicken Wire Memo board
I know, I know....Chicken wire memo boards have probably been done to death but I HAD to do this. It was perfect for my space.
I finally found a suitable sized frame. In this case an old window frame. This originally had glass but I didn't want the glass. I tried to score along the glazing putty to remove the glass but that didn't work. So I taped newspaper to both sides of the glass. donned a pair of heavy gloves and safety glasses, held the window over the garbage can and whacked the crap-o-la out of the glass until it broke. (Man was that cathartic!)
I then used pliers and wire brush to remove any remaining glass shards This was what I was left with.
A quick wipe down and time to start amping up the patina on the bad boy.
First some white
Some brown and blue (I forgot to take a pic of them separately--oops)
HOLLA! Can I get a Woot woot? ! I am soooo diggin' this!
Next I added piece of poultry net aka chicken wire by stapling. (Painted side down) Pull the wire as taut as you can. Do yourself a favor and get your chicken wire from Tractor Supply, Home Depot or Lowe's (you can get 25 feet for $8) not that overpriced mamby-pamby crap from the craft store..
Front view--next step fabric
Turn the frame painted and chicken wire face down. I grabbed some fabric from my hoard. Place the fabric right side down, fold edges, pull taut and staple. For every staple point, I stapled directly opposite checking to ensure the material wasn't warping or distorting.
window=free from a friend, in exchange for a pan of brownies (Not SPECIAL brownies! ha)
~ 1 yard fabric=free from hoard
paint=all free from my hoard
Staple gun/staples and Gloves/ wire cutters=free from the hubbs tool box
Clothes pins=free from my closet
FREE FREE FREE! Not to bad eh?
Since I have plenty of leftover chicken wire I have several other projects in mind. None of which involve chickens.
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