The Perfect Wreath Backdrop

Hey there, crafty friends! I am back from my yard sale adventure with GMC and Habitat for Humanity and I cannot wait to share all the amazing details! That will be coming soon, probably early next week! Thanks to all who followed along with us on Instagram! Here is a teaser shot of the whole crew, including the awesome family we were working for:

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Can you spot me in there?? We were without wifi for a while, and were seriously SO busy that I  didn’t get a chance to share as much as I would have liked, but I’ll have more for you next week. 🙂

Today is one of my favorite days of the month: Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!!! Not only am I sharing a trashy makeover, four of my creative friends are too, so look for links to their awesome makeovers at the bottom too! (See all of my previous Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday projects HERE.)

Here is what I started with this time:
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Totally circa 1975, right? I think all my friends’ had this or something similar to it hanging in their houses growing up. It doesn’t look too bad actually, just reminds me of days long ago.

Today I’m ditching the Fall fiesta for chicken wire!

A frame of chicken wire makes a perfect backdrop for a wreath! This one was a dated Fall print to start.

I loved how rustic the frame was when I saw it and knew it would paint up perfectly shabby.

A frame of chicken wire makes a perfect backdrop for a wreath! This one was a dated Fall print to start.

This is ONE coat of pure white DIY Chalk Paint, and a good sanding with 220 grit sandpaper.

A frame of chicken wire makes a perfect backdrop for a wreath! This one was a dated Fall print to start.

It makes the perfect backdrop for a wreath, don’t you think? I was recreating this idea that I use on my mantel:

One more use for an old window...as the perfect backdrop for a wreath, by adding a metal grate.
You can see this makeover HERE. This was an old window that was once covered in clamshells.

The chalkboard banner pieces came from Michaels. I found them last year and spray painted them with chalkboard spray paint from Rustoleum. I can use the same banner to spell Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter…they are all six letters. 🙂

I borrowed the banner and boxwood wreath from my current mantel to use here.

A frame of chicken wire makes a perfect backdrop for a wreath! This one was a dated Fall print to start.

Adding the chicken wire was simple using a staple gun. Then I used my needle-nose pliers to turn the sharp edges in:

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I really love the timeless Farmhouse feel of the weathered wood and chicken wire.

A frame of chicken wire makes a perfect backdrop for a wreath! This one was a dated Fall print to start.

 

A frame of chicken wire makes a perfect backdrop for a wreath! This one was a dated Fall print to start.

 

A frame of chicken wire makes a perfect backdrop for a wreath! This one was a dated Fall print to start.

 

A frame of chicken wire makes a perfect backdrop for a wreath! This one was a dated Fall print to start.

Of course you could also use this to display photos, or organize notes or mementos as well using clothespins like I did HERE.

A frame of chicken wire makes a perfect backdrop for a wreath! This one was a dated Fall print to start.

As I promised, my thrifty lovin girls also have a makeover to share today!

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Click the links below the collage to take you to each makeover…enjoy!

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1. Girl in the Garage   2. Prodigal Pieces

3. Bless’er House   4. Artsy Chicks Rule

I’ll be back on Thursday with my Décor Enthusiast Girls. This month’s theme is: “What can you do with a yard or less of fabric?” Well, lot’s of things!!

10 DIY Projects that use a yard or less or less of fabric from Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

UPDATE:  HERE are 10 simple projects I pulled from my archives that use a yard or less of fabric each, and I think only two required a sewing machine!

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Comments

  1. See ya later country and Hello chic! Love this repurpose, Christy. It’s fun and oh so versatile too. High five!! Congrats on the excellent job on the Habitat home too.

  2. Sandi Biquet says:

    Hi Christy,

    I have to say I had a friend that had the exact same picture and I love how you repurposed it into an adorable farmhouse look! I would not have thought of that! Great job!
    My next house is going to have the farmhouse look with a little bit of shabby chic and French Country mixed in. I’ve spent many hours saving pictures to my Pinterest board so when the time comes I will get my inspiration & ideas for each room.
    Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

    Have a blessed day!

    • Thanks, Sandi! Ha ha see? We didn’t have one in our home, but many friends did! I love the style you’re going for and so much inspiration on Pinterest!

  3. Very pretty, light and bright; I like it! A huge contrast from its “before” life. : )

  4. Marcie Lovett says:

    Christy, you win gold in the Olympic sport of taking hideous pieces and making them magnificent! I love the setting for the frame, too. The chippy basket and the painted table are pretty fabulous.

    Can’t wait to see pictures from your big trip. Looks like it was a great time.

    • Aww you are so awesome! Thank you, Marcie!! My trip was fun and exhausting at the same time, but what an amazing thing to be a part of…can’t wait to share! XOXO

  5. Karen Moore says:

    I had that picture back in the day. Got it at a Home Interior party. Love the transformation. You’re imagination is amazing.

  6. Love the transformation! I have a frame that I picked up at Amvets and I’m undecided of what to do with it. I’ll have to send you a pic so you can give me suggestions for this one.

  7. I love it! It all looks so perfect together. Definitely better than how it started!! 😉

  8. So so cute! You are truly talented. Yes, I spotted you there in the back.
    Brenda

  9. Donna Gonzalez says:

    Makes me wish I still had my picture like that from the 70s. Who knew it could look so cute????

    • Ha ha I know, right? The frame was perfectly rustic and perfect for a coat of white paint! 🙂

  10. That old frame looks FAB now with the white distressed paint and chicken wire! You really brought it into the 21st century and made it “farmhouse chic.” Love it!

  11. Love the transformation! What I truly love is the chicken wire in the frame. I have been totally In love with chicken wire for years. I think it looks so cool and thanks so much for all your hard work and taking the time to always keep us in the loop. Your personal response to your readers is one of the reasons I love your site, and of course all the beautiful inspiration! Awesome!

    • Thank you so much, Joanne! I do love the charm that chicken wire adds too. I am so grateful to have readers like you that take the time to leave such thoughtful comments, and I hope I can always show my appreciation by taking a moment to personally say thank you. Ya’ll keep me going!! XOXO

  12. WOW! How many of these have I passed up! Now that I want one I won’t be able to find one. lol. LOVE IT!!! Found you from a link on facebook! 🙂

    • Thanks, Sandi! I hope you can still find one! Funny that there are so many floating around…so glad you found me! XO

  13. you are a trash to treasure rock star! can’t wait to hear all about your adventure.

  14. Yep, I remember that artwork from days gone by. My grandma had it hanging in her house. I love the farmhouse update but I’m wondering how you have the wreath attached.

  15. Sherry Pelle says:

    Love this project! I’ve gotta frame in the basement that I can use to make one. Can’t wait to hear about your trip! Thanks for giving your time for such a worthy cause!

  16. Oh my goodness! I had this in my kitchen so many, many years ago, in the late 70s. It was a Home Interior picture. I have seen so many of these at garage sales and thrift stores over the years. This makeover is WONDERFUL! Now I want to do one!

    Glad you had fun on your ‘road trip’!

    • Ha ha I remember this being in so many homes back then! Now you’ll know what to do if you come across one again! My road trip was a blast, and exhausting…but totally worth it! XOXO

  17. Love chicken wire. I maybe need to switch. I have been spraying everything chalkboard paint lately . lol

    • I was originally planning to make this into a chalkboard actually, but decided at the last minute to add chicken wire instead lol! 🙂

  18. Totally loving the chic make-over on the frame Christy. It will be so versatile too with the chicken wire insert. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week. I’m thrilled to be featuring you at tomorrow’s party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  19. linda duenow says:

    Great job I really like the wire frame and wreath gives such depth!….

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