While I had my chicken wire at the ready, after just finishing this little $5 thrift store cabinet, I threw together this quick and easy chicken wire message board:
I used my staple gun to attach the chicken wire to the inside of the frame.
This is certainly not a new concept, but I just can’t get over the before and after on this one and had to share.
Here is what it looked like before:
I dragged this painting home from a yard sale a couple of weeks ago. It cost me all of $2.
I almost completely overlooked it. The frame is in perfect condition!
I used ASCP in Duck Egg with a coat of clear wax. This was also my test run for this paint color. I bought it on my trip to Lucketts and I LOVE it!! (I knew I would, that’s why I had to buy it!)
The paint really shows off the details in the frame.
I covered the clothespins with pretty scrapbook paper to match:
(This picture of my cutie pie was taken last summer after a day at the beach!)
Here’s a close up of the extremely important message on the post it:
Well… maybe only extremely important to this mama.
My ten year old wrote that a while ago and I’ve had it on my dresser mirror ever since. He starts middle school this year and I’m so afraid messages like this will become few and far between all too soon!
I put together a quick how-to on how I covered the pins just in case you’re not familiar with Mod Podge and how it works:
(I spray painted mine first. This is completely optional.)
I think they are a really fun addition to this message board.
This would be a great way to display photos or contain the never ending collection of pieces of paper that need attention.
Once again, the before:
And we always love the after!
You’ve come a long way, baby!
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