Thursday, May 19, 2011

Chicken Wire Love...

  Have you fallen in love with chicken wire yet? I have fallen. Hard. After seeing some Lovely Chicken wire frames on pinterest, I had to make my own version, of course. Speaking of pinterest, have you fallen in love with that lovely site yet?? I have.. even harder than chicken wire... I'm a pinning addict! I can't stop. Go follow me on Pinterest HERE & be addicted with me. Back to the chicken wire....


I made an old window into a picture "frame" using chicken wire.. love. 


What I used...


Wire cutters, Staple gun, chicken wire, binder clips & window frame...


First I took out all the glass panels in the window & gave the front of the window a fresh coat of paint with a little distressing. I stapled the chicken wire to the back of the frame. I actually did two layers of the chicken wire because one layer was too spaced out. Yup, that's about it. 


All these lovely photos I chose are from Rach Lea Photography. Haven't checked out her page yet? Well you should.. she is amazing & captures all of our lovely family memories for us.



I love my little yellow end table... I just wish I had a place for it.. blog post on the way.


I am in love with this chicken wire frame. I want to make different versions of this, but I love my first attempt!


Can we just take a moment to laugh at Bella when she used to have long hair. Chubaka!

How has your week been? Mine has been super busy.. Do I say that too much? I feel like I'm constantly saying it & I annoy myself when I say it because I'm like, well then slow down woman! But I can't, I work a full time job, have a wonderful husband, two puppies, & friends to spend time with, & I have way too many hobbies. I love it. So when I say I'm busy, it's a good thing! We have friends coming in from Michigan this weekend, a whole 17 hour drive to spend time with us? I'm so excited... I'm getting ready to show them some North Carolina hospitality. We have tons of stuff planned, & I can't wait for their arrival tomorrow night!! Have an awesome weekend everyone!! 
XX Liz Marie

47 comments:

  1. This is funny, I just started spray painting some frames today to make my own chicken wire frames. I also saw on Pinterest...love your version, very neat! Great Job.

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  2. Yes great great job! It looks really good! i have to make sure i'm gonna find myself a nice window frame!


    Thanks
    Leontien

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  3. You're too funny! I'm afraid to look at pinterest, I dont have time to get addicted to something else!! Haha!

    Very cute, love it!

    Julie

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  4. So fun! I love chicken wire too. So versatile!

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  5. I have a chicken wire project I'm working on now - trying to wrap it around a large glass vase and shape it a bit. Not easy! But I do love some chicken wire.
    And pinterest? That's why I am up so late (East coast time) Amazing crazy creative and down right gorgeous stuff.

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  6. This turned out great! Are there different varieties of chicken wire? I had to decide between using chicken wire or burlap to back my window frame that I'm working on - I chose burlap this time around. But have you seen this?: http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/04/simple-spring-framed-vases/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FlamingoToes+%28Flamingo+Toes%29
    UH-MAY-ZING. Thought you would enjoy it if you hadn't already!

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  7. That is too adorable!! I love old windows!

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  8. Adorable ideas here! I'm a new follower from Boost and I had to follow if not just for your use of the word lovely. It's one of my favorite words!

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  9. This is a wonderful frame, looks fantastic! I'm yet to use chicken wire, but definitely want to give it a go!

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  10. wow, so cute!!! Love the cute pup too.
    beautiful pics and what a great way to display them.
    ladeedacreations.com

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  11. Hey Liz Marie!

    I'm visiting from Freckled Laundry and as soon as I saw the chicken wire, I knew I needed to check out your post. :P

    Your first attempt at this frame turned out wonderfully! It has my gears turning as I think about how great one like that would look in my hallway--and how I could switch out the pictures whenever I want. I have a hard time committing to hanging up pictures so this would totally satisfy that desire to routinely change things up.

    Can't wait to check out your blog more--I just saw a link to a post on painted mason jars that's totally calling out to me... :)

    Take care,
    Erin
    Carolina Country Living
    http://carolinacountryliving.blogspot.com

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  12. This is so cute! And your pictures are gorgeous! I really love this idea. I have added your link to my linky laundry list post this week. You can check it out here - http://literallyinspired.blogspot.com/2011/05/linky-laundry-list-3.html

    Ginger

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  13. How Creative of you! I am now following you from the hop and would love it if you could return the favor at http://mizzreviewlady-mommyreviews.blogspot.com/
    Thanks:)

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  14. Love how it turned out

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  15. I love old windows in any project. But with chicken wire too? Awesome.

    Love it and the photos inside are gorgeous!! :)

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  16. Great idea...found you on Sew Many Ways...New follower...have a super week!

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  17. Oh No! Not another project I have to add to my LOng list of to dos! Love your frame :)

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  18. Aww,it's awesome...thats a great idea!

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  19. Although my comment has absolutely no bearing on this particular post, I couldn't resist.

    I just wanted to say that I just ran across your blog .. and I'm so glad I did.

    I love, love, love, the idea of the painted mason jars, and the mason jar organizer so much that I think those will be my next projects. I have a ton of mason jars left over from a friends wedding that I haven't had a clue what to do with them!

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  20. Hi - I am asking for fellow bloggers to visit my site in hopes that we can find a match for a young girl that desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. Would be great if you could visit today too. Thank you. Kelly
    http://ivebecomemymother.blogspot.com/2011/05/help-save-child-urgent-request.html
    I've Become My Mother
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  21. I have just recently discovered your blog and I am in love! You have such great ideas, and have given me a lot of inspiration! Keep up the good work!
    Nicole
    http://confessionsofamodernmartha.blogspot.com/

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  22. This is brilliant. Just found your blog! It's beautiful!

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  23. Cute! I have a Shih Tzu named Chubaka! lol

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  24. this is so cute and such a great idea! I love it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  25. That's such a great idea!! I'm going to have to try this when I find the time! From Eisy Morgan, glad I found your blog!

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  26. Chicken wire again!!! I SO need to dig out my roll from the garage and start trying some of these ideas! I LOVE your window -- what a show piece!

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  27. What a darling little project! I have wanted to do a chicken wire project and this would be so fun!

    Newest follower! Can't wait to check out your other fun ideas!

    Megan

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  28. LOVE this!! Been meaning to try it and put it in my "archives" in my brain ;) Ha! Thanks for inspiring me to get moving!!

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  29. I love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  30. Your frame is fabulous! I love the way the chicken wire looks with the vintage window frame! So glad I saw your link-up over at Flamingo Toes!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  31. Love this such a great idea adding the chicken wire. Thanks for linking up at memakingdo!

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  32. I've put together a round up of creative photo displays on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/6-creative-photo-displays/

    If you would like a Craft Gossip badge showing you've been featured, you can grab one here :)
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  33. Hey Liz, I wanted to let you know that I featured your window today: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/05/time-to-shine-features-no-19.html

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  34. This turned out so great! I have window that has been hanging in our bedroom that this would be perfect for.

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  35. This is adorable. I always see old windows left lying on the road, and this is yet another good use for them. I'm curious-how did you take the glass out without hurting yourself? I would be hesitant. But I'm sorta non-graceful. :)

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  36. you are so photogenic! or just pretty to start with haha. great project, and great pics you put on it! :)

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  37. This is such an awesome idea. Great job.

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  38. Great project and wonderful job momma! Stopping by from the Blog it Forward Tuesday blog hop!

    I look forward to connecting with you!

    ~Stay blessed!

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  39. AnonymousJune 01, 2011

    I am currently working on refinishing my porch and I have a frame similar to the one you used- I might do this! I would love it if you shared it with Workshop Wednesday!

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  40. what a great project! I love it! I am excited to find your blog! This would be a great project to link up to scrappy saturdays too, come by tomorrow and link up! :)
    http://candacecreations.blogspot.com

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  41. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ for.the.luv.of.blogspot.com that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!!

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  42. What a genius idea and a great way to upcycle!

    If you don't mind I would love it if you linked up to my weekly upcycled/stashbusting linky pary (Upcycled Awesome) at www.thetshirtdiaries.com or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/upcycled49

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  43. I'm completing a project that involves chicken wire!! I told my BF I was smashing out the windows to a Hutch i got off Craigslist, and he just shook his head! I just picked up a roll, and I was googleing "How to apply chicken wire to wood"...and BOOM , up came your beautiful blog!! Can't wait to scroll throught it!!
    ♥Lisa

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