Thursday, May 19, 2011

Chicken Wire Initial Art

I love plaques, and I love monograms, and I love chicken wire (and not just because I grew up on a farm where it was used regularly)!

This little plaque was created using a board I cut down, sanded, and coated with bright blue acrylic paint (I knew that it would later be dulled by the glaze, so that's why I like to start out with a really bright color on projects like this).

I got out my Valspar antiquing glaze (I can't stop using it.  I just used it yesterday on my coffee table) and gave the whole piece a light wash.  The B was made with a stencil. I just invested in a set of letters, as hand-painting them takes a while, let me tell you!  Then I used wire cutters to cut a small section of chicken wire, which I bent and folded around the plaque and fastened to the back with wood joiners (althrough I'm sure you could use carpentry tacs).  The last step is hanging with a black satin ribbon.

I love how it turned out, althought I must say, getting chicken wire to cooperate isn't entirely simple. Or painless.

Perfect in my blue kitchen!

In addition to the parties on my blog parties tab, I'm linking to:
Under $100
Thrifty Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Fantastic Friday
Craftomaniac Monday


  1. it's very sweet! love how you added the chicken wire. so clever.

  2. I saw some initials like this at the flea market that I just posted about but this is way cuter...darling. Very creative. Here from Transformation Thursday.

  3. What a cute sign! The chicken wire is a great embellishment!

  4. very sweet The chick-wire is cool

  5. Love this! It seems like an easy very sweet craft! Thanks for 'following' me! I too am following you! Love your blog! :0)

  6. The chicken wire adds great dimension. Good job.

  7. This so cute and simple. I love that. I really like the blue you chose too. thanks for joining TTF. Have a great weekend!

  8. Hey Kelly! :) You're very sweet to call me handy! lol I do LOVE power tools! hee hee hee
    Your sign is adorable..I would have never thought to put the chicken wire on it, but now I can't imagine it without it! Good job girlie!
    Have a great weekend!!

  9. Love it, gorgeous color, thanks for linking up to VIF! xo Debra

  10. Simple. Cute. LOVE the color and the chicken wire -- the wire REALLY sets this piece off! Filing away for future project ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  11. chicken wire is so cute, i love this idea!!!

  12. I absolutely love this. Chicken wire makes almost anything cuter!

  13. Very cute :) Having just finished up building a chicken coop, we have lots of wire left ... now I know what to do with it :) Thanks!

    You can check out a preview of my coop here:

    Your newest follower!

  14. I love your sign!! Great job! I would love for you to stop by on Thursday and link up!

  15. What a little charmer this sign is! Love chicken wire creations~ thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)


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