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:
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday