Friday, May 13, 2011

Chicken wire message boards

I know I just redid my craft room not too long ago, but nothing in my house is ever done done.  The room was a little too busy looking so I've been tweaking. Starting with new message boards. 

Before:  (Look on either side of the window) a star, a magnet board and 2 different cork boards

After:  matching chicken wire message boards

I started with canvas frame stretchers.  They were super cheap and I was able to get the sizes I wanted.  One size was 30x40 and the other was 20x40.  I think I paid less than $25 for both of them.

The corners are already mitered.  They just slide in together.

I put a staple at each junction to reinforce the frame.

Next- the chicken wire.  I bought a roll at Lowes for around $12 and I have about 1/2 of the roll left.

I attached the chicken wire to the frame with a staple gun.

And then cut it to size with wire cutters. 

I forgot to take pictures of the next step but all I did was take the frames outside and give them a few coats of black semi-gloss spray paint.  I painted front and back to cover all of the silver on the wire.

Then I just used a couple of nails in the corners and hung them up.

And then I filled them up.  The larger of the two is for pictures, drawings my kids make me, quotes etc.

The other one is for the business stuff:  calendar, business cards, notes, to do lists, etc.

I just use clothes pins (both large and small) to hang items on the boards.

I am loving the way they turned out.  Even though there is a ton of stuff hanging on them, they look so much cleaner because they are simple and they match. 


  1. What an adorable idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    We wold LOVE if you would link up this project to our next week's What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!

    Briana @ Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

  2. What a great idea! They look perfect in your craft room. Stopping by from TT&J.

  3. They look great! I love how much cleaner they make that wall feel.

  4. fabulous idea!! thanks for partying with whipperberry!

  5. I think they look great. I love using chicken wire in projects like this. We also have chickens so we usually have a little extra wire hanging around. Partying with you tonight.

  6. I love this idea!! I think they turned out great!

  7. I love these Candice. Thanks for linking to the party. I'm going to link this on my facebook page.

  8. You did a fabulous job. great idea. I am your newest follower and I would love if you could stop on by me blog. I am hosting a giveaway you would love for your craft room. Hope to see you there!:)

  9. Just wanted to let you know that we LOVED your project!! It will be featured tomorrow at Sweet Peas & Bumblebees! :)


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