Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wire Frame

This month over at Ucreate the challenge is a frame with chicken wire. I was excited because this is something that I have been meaning to do, yet never done. This is what the end result turned out like:
 
I am in one of those 'use what I have and stop buying more stuff' modes, so I did change a few things about how I did this. Which made this project almost free to make! You have got to love that!

I had this frame sitting around because it was just too cute to get rid of. The glass had broken, and the backing was pretty much shot as well. It was perfect for this project.
I was making something for my girl to have in her room to hang those little notes and pictures that she gets and well I guess just anything that she wants on. So, the color had to change . . . pink was it! That way it kind of matches everything else in her room.


After I painted it I glazed it with an antique glaze, but I somehow forgot to take a picture of that step, this is as good as it gets!

It really did bring out the pattern on the frame and make it look awesome - but my photo skills do not do it justice!

Next I grabbed some artistic wire that I got on sale - on a whim that I was going to make some jewelry - who was I kidding! It was perfect for this project. I cut the wire into pieces that were a little bit longer then the opening of my frame. I just eyeballed how far apart I wanted them.

I them proceeded to hot glue them to the back side of my frame. Doesn't this look like a project that is going to turn out well?! Before I glued them onto the opposite side I weaved them through each other to help it hold flat a little bit better. And I just thought that it would work better that way.
 
Despite that jumbled looking mess, this is what it came out like. I did not like the wires being dark, and so I took a paint brush and gave them a slight coat of paint - just to lighten them up a bit.
When that was done I was trying to decide how I wanted to finish this. I knew that a ribbon would be perfect. I almost went out and bought some ribbon, but I decided against that because I have WAY too much already. I found this lime green stuff that gives this frame just a little bit umfp.
Then we hung it up on her wall. I did go out and buy these cute little clothespins for her to use to hang stuff with. And sorry about the difference in light - you can tell I took this last one during the day.
 
 And she just loves it. She even took some of the pictures that my Young Women gave me from graduation.
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5 comments:

  1. So cute! I've gotta get off my butt and copy this idea, because I LOVE it, and I know another little girl who would love it, too! Awesome, awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love making frames into hangers like this. Great job!

    I'm a new follower:)

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  3. What a cute idea. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a link party every Monday. I would love for you to stop by and link up your project.

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  4. Love this so much that it's going to be a feature at tomorrow's party. Thanks for linking up, yet again!

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