I know you don’t do nutty things like this, but I do. I bought a roll of chicken wire last summer, and I had no idea what I would do with it. It sat in the garage for almost a year before I found a use for it.
I had recently decided that I no longer had room for all of the extra frames in my house. They are left overs from my photography business days. So I came to the decision that I would use the frames or get rid of them.
This is a wood frame; the frames you find these days are usually made from resin. I didn’t photograph the process of stapling the chicken wire to the frame, since it seems self-explanatory. I took the chicken wire, cut it to size using tin snips, and used a staple gun to staple it in place, pulling it taunt as I went around the frame.
I used photos from my MIL’s house. Mr CH loves this project.
A. I used photos from his family and
B. It was a zero cost project (the chicken wire was sitting around and the frame was no longer being used to hold a photo.)
That adorable little house, was his grandparents’. Even the clothespins are vintage, since they also came from my MIL’s house. Below is a photo of the family and possibly the neighbors.
Here’s Mr. CH’s dad carrying his mom over the threshold, long before there was a Mr. CH.
And there’s Mr. CH’s mom. She was quite a hottie in her day. I have those pearls she’s wearing too, BTW.
This bulletin board is just part of the changes I made to my dining room. Come back later to see my French chairs from the antique auction and and other French touches I made to my room. I am so pleased with it, and it was done on a tight budget.