March 9, 2013

Picture Frame Storage - Using Chicken Wire

Today I wanted to share my chicken wire picture frame storage unit – AND some good news I’ve been waiting to share : ) First, I’ll start with the frame…..which is probably what you are here for lol.


Paint, an old ugly frame, and chicken wire were all that I used. And it’s been a mainstay at my front door, holding everything from keys to dog leashes.

When I first picked it up at a thrift store, I wasn’t sure this old frame could be used for anything. But it was cheap and pretty sturdy.


See the cream lining around the center of the frame? FABRIC. I’m not sure why they put fabric on frames like this, but I don’t like it lol.

SOOOOO…..I painted over it. What the heck right? I figured the worst that could happen would be…..I throw it away. But it didn’t turn out too bad.


I gave it two coats of white paint, a light sanding with my hand sander, and a layer of poly.

When we bought our puppy, one of the first things we did was buy chicken wire to line our balcony. We didn’t want the little guy falling two stories and it was an easy fix. I think the whole roll we bought was under $5 and we had a ton of extra wire left for my projects.


And now, we never lose our keys or sunglasses!


No one can tell there had ever been fabric present either. Win Win!!!

AND for the good news. Drum rolls please......
D & I are two weeks away from closing on our first house together! You know what that means right?! There will soon be a "Home Tour" page at the top of my blog!! It is going to need a ton of cosmetic work, and I can't wait to share it with you all :) A DIYer's DREAM lol. 

Have a great weekend everyone!!



  1. Congrats!
    I like the frame a lot - I think my husband could fill it up with his sunglasses alone.
    I found you today at Some Day Crafts Linky. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  2. haha...I think I really only have one thing of my own on the frame. The rest belongs to my fiance and the dogs. Oh's still pretty enough to keep it around! lol

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Great idea! Congratulations on the closing of the house too! Tons of fun projects to come, huh? :0)


  4. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #26 :)
    Have a great week!!


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