Monday, June 6, 2011

Chicken Wire Memo Boards!!

Like so many others out there, I have a serious addiciton to Pinterest.  One of the first things I fell in love with were these chicken wire memo boards from Lemonade Makin' Mama.  

Instantly I knew I had to try making them for myself.  I actually finished the first one a couple weeks ago, but I didn't take any pictures of the process.  This weekend I made two more.  I started with this frame.
I spray painted it white and then Rustoleum's Apple Green.  The other frame I spray painted a Krylon purple, but I can't remember what the name is.
Then I cut some chicken wire to fit the openings.  For these frames I spray painted the wire white.  My first frame I left it the way it was.  Once that dried, I stapled it in.
The green one I left that way.  For the purple one I decided to add a back.  I cut fabric and glued it onto the backing for the frame. 


After the wire was in the frame, I put the cardboard in and pressed the tabs down.  Later I'm going to add another piece of cardboard to cover the whole thing so it doesn't look so messy.  Here they are all finished!


Pretty cute, right?  
I love that the wood grain shows through on the green frame.
I can't decide whether I like the fabric backing or not, but I do like that the wire ends are hidden inside the frame.
There it is, my very first Pinterest-find inspired project.  While I don't think mine look as good as my inspiration, I still think they turned out great!!

25 comments:

Karen said...

cute! I love the chicken wire!! I may have to try this:)

Theresa @ Just Call Me "T" said...

They look great! And they do look just as cute as your inspiration... and the backing on the purple one adds to it! :D I'm gonna have to try this, this summer. :)

(found you through Summo's Market Yourself Mondays... and will now be following too. Pls pass by my page soon!)

:) T

Mommy Minded said...

GASP! I love these!

Megan
mommyminded.blogspot.com

Thread In Her Hair said...

I love ALL of them, but I especially love the one with the fabric behind it. Thanks for sharing!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is a super idea...you could probably put corkboard behind it too. I think though that I like them plain. Very cleaver! (-:

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Love them! Great choice of colors for the frames and paper!

Mindie Hilton said...

I am from Bacon Time. I made a huge one of these for all my accessories. I wanted to invite you to join me for a fun anything goes linky party that will run every Friday through Sunday. Any link goes. Hope to see you at the party. You can grab the button off of my blog now if you like. It's very cute if I do say so myself.

Kimberley said...

Cool idea! I love it! Hi! I'm following you from the Time-Out Tuesday hop. I hope you'll come follow me back at http://healthykidshappykids.blogspot.com

Thanks and Happy Tuesday!

Jeannies Bottle said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing this idea, which I just may have to steal!

Natalia Lynn said...

Love these! I really want to try this!

Kira said...

These are awesome!! I want some. I guess....I could....try to...make them........ love them!

Colleen said...

I pinned these too. Hoping to try it this weekend. Yours came out great.

Beth said...

I have been seeing some things like this around, but I definitely think that yours are the cutest! Thanks for sharing! I found you at Delightfully Inspiring! I am a new follower!

shopannies said...

chicken wire is so versatile and the colors are cool
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Sassy Sites! said...

VERY cute! Chicken wire is so fun! Thanks for linking up at Sassy Sites for our ffa party! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!!

-Marni

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Your memo boards look fantastic - great colour combination! I made a chicken wire Christmas Card holder (similar style) and love it so much.

Mindie Hilton said...

Thanks for linking up. The first party was a huge hit with over 300 links!
I have a special give away planned for next weeks linkers. Hope to see you soon. Thanks for posting the Bacon Time button too! Your boards are fabulous.

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

So cute! Great job :) Would love it if you would link up to us on Sunday for a Strut Your Stuff Party!
jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com
Hope to see you there!

gail said...

super cute! I love the fun colors. Chicken wire is NOT easy to work with.
great job!
gail

To Sew With Love said...

I love the colors that you used! They look like candies, my daughter said. And her favorite is the one with fabric at the back! Thanks for linking up Shawna and congratulations on making it to week 3 of TSWL's Finest! You are featured today! ^^)

Lily Dily said...

Hi! I just stumbled on your blog and I am glad I did! I just love this idea of the chicken wire frames!! Love love love!!! I am now a follower of your great blog and hope to find some more great ideas! Thanks so much! Linda

Heaven's Walk said...

Clever and oh so cute!!! What a nice, easy project! I just added chix wire to a vintage tri-fold door in my living room and painted the chix wire with multi-textured paint that made it look rusty. You can check it out on my blog! :)

xoxo laurie

Lori Isaacs-Howard said...

Very cute! I will have to make this for my Mom. :0)

Shabby Soul said...

I recently used chicken wire to make one similar to yours. I was surprised how difficult the chicken wire was to cut and mess with it. I just wanted it to play nice, but i looked like I had been in a fight when I got through...lol

little miss maison said...

really nice i like the green one i used chicken wire to replace the glass in my kitchen cuboards to give it a shabby chic look xx