Old Wood & Chicken Wire Art

My boys like to build forts and bridges around the stream and pond in our neighborhood. They are always on the look out for things to use for that. (the HOA doesn’t like their forts but….we clean it up)

They found some construction debris in the fields. It looked like garbage so I helped them bring it home. They let me use this piece for my project.
I built a ladder sort of thing with the old wood.
The wood was a rectangle when we found it but it fell apart during transport. I glued and screwed it back together and added two more slats to the center. Set the piece on it’s side and leveled the slats at equal distance apart.
Screwed in the wire because I ran out of staples. 
(I usually use a staple gun)
Level and hang with monkey hooks and an eye hook in two places.
Used twine to tie on some frames.
I also hole-punched a family photo to tie into the middle frame.
This was my inspiration..
So cute from Flamingo Toes.
This piece of art hangs in our formal dining room turned office.
I am loving this unique piece.
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you may also like my Let It Be sign made from an old garden barrel
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Kammy Wielenga

Featuring you tonight on the Korner. Thanks so much for linking up your BEAUTIFUL work!!!!

Heidi Lisa

Love it!! The metal work on top, what did that come from?Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors


Holly, I love this project and anything with chicken wire is a keeper in my book. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

Barbara Jean

love it…and your grocery sign too.Did you paint it??blessingsbarb


oh wow, this is amazing!!! http://www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

Christine Vandormolen

Hi Holly, I send you a pic of my boxwood balls , not sure if I used the right e-mail. DId you get it???

chateau chic

Love this new creation of yours. Sounds like your boys are learning to be scavengers too!Mary Alice


Pinned it for my own Holly. She has something we made for her very similar that is hanging empty.Bliss

Cozy Little House

Very sweet piece you put together! And I saw that puppy in one of the first photos. Looks so little!Brenda


Oh Holly, that is so cute! I LOVE it!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope you're having a wonderful week so far.


Thanks for the great inspiration Holly! I've been wanting to make a simple ladder, so the timing was perfect and it's always great to see what you've done!


I am really loving chicken wire these days. Had to pin it 🙂

Christine Vandormolen

that is what I call AWESOMENESS…lol….love it

Awesome rescue; I love it! Pinned for future reference. 😉

Emily B

Hi ~ I just came across your blog and LOVE it. You have a lot of great tutorials I hope to use on my weekend house. Please stop by my blog if you have a free minute.best,Emily @ UpstateCountryHouse.com

Brooke Kroeger

Oh there is so much to do with a roll of Chicken Wire! Very cute@!God bless….Brookecreativecountrymom@gmail.comThanks for sharing!God bless….Brookehttp://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/My home and garden site…http://brookekroeger.blogspot.com/My Vintage Art and Printables site…


Such a cute idea! I love it.

Mary Ann

What I like best is the fact that your kids like to build forts and play outside! Brava to you! They're obviously very resourceful, like their mom.


Oh my goodness! I LOVE it! I want to do this for a headboard! Thanks for the inspiration! Love your blog!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama

Oh i love it! Looks like a signature piece. You are very creative.


I love this, the little frames are perfect!!! Great project.Cynthia


Wow love it! You amaze me 🙂


ok,projects like this just blows me away,fantastic.I'm following and put your blog on my side bar,so I want miss a thing over here @ Down to Earth.Thanks for sharing over @ Dawn's Creative Cain budget decor party.~Jo @LoblollyLane

Rose @ Walnut Acre

I love it!

Shabby chic Sandy

What a great project–I love it!

Leslie Harris

What a fun project! And what a great 'eye' you have to see all this in some construction debris. Very cool.Leslie Harris (Gwen Moss)

Art and Sand

I love it! You are too creative

Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

Holly this is soooo darling! I love the way you used the ladder and the frames are perfect! It's just so rustic and awesome!Thanks so much for including my link!! 🙂

Linda@Coastal Charm

Holly, Charming idea you had here…looks GREAT!!! Since you like to paint…then you need to come by and enter my Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint GIVEAWAY…hope to ya there!!!Blessings,Linda

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

it looks perfect like that! i have the side of an old wagon i have been thinking of doing something like this with- i think you have convinced me!


I love it, too. You did a great job and I love how it turned out- xo Diana