DIY: Easy Chicken Wire Bulletin Board

One of my favorite things to do is to find old and grungy items and transform them into beautiful and useful pieces. I found this frame on the side of the road.

Since it was missing the glass, I decided to use chicken wire to create a bulletin board.

I removed the chicken wire from our dog park which was left behind by the previous owner. Chicken wire isn’t easy to work with, but I knew I would have some use for it, eventually.

I lightly sanded and then primed the frame. I gave it two coats of paint and then distressed it a little bit to get the “aged” look.

A few staples hold the chicken wire in place.

With a little imagination you can see potential in a lot of old things that would otherwise just end up in the landfills.

My daughter wants to use it as a bulletin board in her first college apartment, but it’s also great for jewelry display.


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10 thoughts on “DIY: Easy Chicken Wire Bulletin Board

  1. I love-love-love this idea. I’m adding this to my looooong lists of “someday” projects. I can see this sitting on my desk, right at eye level with a few inspirational quotes and snapshots to motivate me throughout the day. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment. The project was a lot of fun and I was happy to reuse a bunch of old stuff and create something useful and pretty. Have fun making it!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. This bulletin board is a great way to use up old chicken wire and it’s so easy to make.

  2. Great project, Sabine! I love chicken wire and what a fun way to bring it inside.
    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I’m featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
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