Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chicken wire project

Chicken wire here, chicken wire there, chicken wire everywhere.
This could totally be the new Country song hit!

But seriously, I love chicken wire, and I have finally got some under my chicken wings in my hands. 
Yes I do!
I have fallen in love with chicken wire, because it adds a farm-metal charm to any room.
For my first project with chicken wire, I am making a crate/umbrella sticks holder.


picture from the inside

I built a wood frame out of 
old wood, and used a piece of
leftover wood (from our basement remodel) for the base.



I left the wood as is, because I really like how it looks. But I might end up painting the bottom piece.
For now it is parked on our landing, next to the front door.
Love the final product!
Cost of project less than $2
4ft of chicken wire  $1.76
scrap wood free

It took me several hours to make this crate (cutting the wood, put the frame together and especially adding the chicken wire)...but oh so worthy!

Stay Frugal,

28 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

Well you sure are clever.

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Fantastic idea! I dig it.

Amy - while wearing heels said...

Totally worth wrecking your hands over :). This turned out GREAT. You are one talented lady.

Cristina Garay said...

Great idea Daniela! I love the wood the way it is! I also love chicken wire but haven't done any projects with it yet!

Shabbygal said...

Cute idea! How cute would that be with umbrellas in it? Traci

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Such a fun project! I love the idea of using it for umbrellas.

~Lynn

Decora Adora said...

Daniela
Cute idea. I lo you blog
saludos from Chile

Kelly said...

I love it! It's so rustic and charming and best of all unique! It's nice that you were able to make it using materials you already had on hand.

Leslie Harris said...

You're so brave! Just unrolling the stiff chicken wire would feel intimidating to me, great idea.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Girl, you did GREAT~! Love the look and its useful too.

Tanya@takesix said...

I love chicken wire. GREAT idea!

Visiting from WUW #379

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Cute! very cute! Like it a lot!

~ Liz ~ said...

Worthy indeed! This is a great idea. I would not have guessed this is what you were doing. The chicken wire sure does add a fabulous farm-feel. Nice project!
Liz

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...
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Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

I love it - the sticks look great in it! I didn't realize that you had to click continue reading so my first comment didn't make sense!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love it!! I have a roll of that fun stuff in my shed too :) Laurel

Kerry said...

Very nice and makes a conversation piece when guests come over!

must love junk said...

I love chicken wire, too, and this is fantastic!! So creative and unique!
Susan

Libby said...

I was curious as to what you were making, and now I see. The finished product is wonderful. I love the rustic feel. Great piece!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great use for leftover pieces.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Great idea Daniela!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Cute project and usable too. Love it!

Lani said...

Adorable Chickwire Crate! I pinned it on pinterest. Good job! :)

Kathie said...

Love chicken wire! You did a great job on that crate and will be able to get lots of use out of it too!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

wow, what a great project! I just love the chicken wire look! And I think painting the bottom is a great idea. Great idea!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

So cute! I can't believe it was under $2. So creative! Visiting from Thursday Favorite things :)

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Super cute girly! What a great idea!!

Judi said...

OMG! You have just saved me a fortune! I've been wanting something rustic looking to put on my new deck to put throw cushions in when people don't want them on the loungers. It needs to be something that won't be ruined in the rain as I live in the UK, so I was thinking metal basket, olive bucket, etc, but as I'm sure you know these things ain't cheap, and we've pretty well blown the budget with the cost of the deck and other necessities. However ......... I have a roll of chicken wire in the shed, and loads of old scrap wood, so guess what I'll be working on tomorrow. Thanks SO much for the idea, it's PERFECT!