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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32 Replies to “Old Wood & Chicken Wire Art”

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

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

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

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