January 7, 2013

Old Wood & Chicken Wire Art

My boys like to build forts and bridges around the stream and pond in our neighborhood. They are always on the look out for things to use for that. (the HOA doesn't like their forts but....we clean it up)


They found some construction debris in the fields. It looked like garbage so I helped them bring it home. They let me use this piece for my project.
I built a ladder sort of thing with the old wood.
The wood was a rectangle when we found it but it fell apart during transport. I glued and screwed it back together and added two more slats to the center. Set the piece on it's side and leveled the slats at equal distance apart.
Screwed in the wire because I ran out of staples. 
(I usually use a staple gun)
Level and hang with monkey hooks and an eye hook in two places.
Used twine to tie on some frames.
I also hole-punched a family photo to tie into the middle frame.
This was my inspiration..
So cute from Flamingo Toes.
This piece of art hangs in our formal dining room turned office.
I am loving this unique piece.
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you may also like my Let It Be sign made from an old garden barrel

32 comments :

NanaDiana said...

I love it, too. You did a great job and I love how it turned out- xo Diana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks perfect like that! i have the side of an old wagon i have been thinking of doing something like this with- i think you have convinced me!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Holly,
Charming idea you had here...looks GREAT!!! Since you like to paint…then you need to come by and enter my Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint GIVEAWAY…hope to ya there!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Holly this is soooo darling! I love the way you used the ladder and the frames are perfect! It's just so rustic and awesome!
Thanks so much for including my link!! :)

Art and Sand said...

I love it! You are too creative

Leslie Harris said...

What a fun project! And what a great 'eye' you have to see all this in some construction debris. Very cool.
Leslie Harris (Gwen Moss)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a great project--I love it!

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

I love it!

Jo May said...

ok,projects like this just blows me away,fantastic.I'm following and put your blog on my side bar,so I want miss a thing over here @ Down to Earth.
Thanks for sharing over @ Dawn's Creative Cain budget decor party.
~Jo @LoblollyLane

Bella said...

Wow love it! You amaze me :)

Cynthia said...

I love this, the little frames are perfect!!! Great project.

Cynthia

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

Oh i love it! Looks like a signature piece.
You are very creative.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE it! I want to do this for a headboard! Thanks for the inspiration! Love your blog!

Mary Ann said...

What I like best is the fact that your kids like to build forts and play outside! Brava to you! They're obviously very resourceful, like their mom.

Tina said...

Such a cute idea! I love it.

Brooke Kroeger said...

Oh there is so much to do with a roll of Chicken Wire! Very cute@!

God bless....Brooke
creativecountrymom@gmail.com

Thanks for sharing!
God bless....Brooke

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Emily B said...

Hi ~ I just came across your blog and LOVE it. You have a lot of great tutorials I hope to use on my weekend house. Please stop by my blog if you have a free minute.

best,

Emily @ UpstateCountryHouse.com

Rachel @ The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill said...

Awesome rescue; I love it! Pinned for future reference. ;)

Christine Vandormolen said...

that is what I call AWESOMENESS...lol....love it

ImSoVintage said...

I am really loving chicken wire these days. Had to pin it :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great inspiration Holly! I've been wanting to make a simple ladder, so the timing was perfect and it's always great to see what you've done!

Gail said...

Oh Holly, that is so cute! I LOVE it!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope you're having a wonderful week so far.

Cozy Little House said...

Very sweet piece you put together! And I saw that puppy in one of the first photos. Looks so little!
Brenda

Bliss said...

Pinned it for my own Holly. She has something we made for her very similar that is hanging empty.

Bliss

chateau chic said...

Love this new creation of yours. Sounds like your boys are learning to be scavengers too!
Mary Alice

Christine Vandormolen said...

Hi Holly, I send you a pic of my boxwood balls , not sure if I used the right e-mail. DId you get it???

joetterer said...

oh wow, this is amazing!!!
www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

Barbara Jean said...

love it...and your grocery sign too.
Did you paint it??

blessings
barb

Dawn said...

Holly, I love this project and anything with chicken wire is a keeper in my book. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

Heidi Lisa said...

Love it!! The metal work on top, what did that come from?
Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors

Kammy Wielenga said...

Featuring you tonight on the Korner. Thanks so much for linking up your BEAUTIFUL work!!!!

Kathy said...

Charming!

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