Recently I found this Farmhouse style chicken wire frame in a thrift store at a great price. It is the perfect backdrop to make a Fall themed decorated frame.
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This post is part of the ‘Do It Over’ Designers Blog Hop.
A group of designers who take something old and/or unused and ‘do it over’ into something new. These items can be found in closets, barns, garages, yard sales, thrift stores, you name it! Be sure to follow this post until the end to see the links to the other talented bloggers who participated this month!
I shop in thrift stores every week.
Now that I have opened a vendor booth at a local home décor boutique, I shop often for items to repurpose for my booth and vintage items for my home at the same time.
This basic Farmhouse style chicken wire frame was a fabulous find on one of my trips. The frame measures 18 x 30 and was a steal of a price!
Farmhouse style is not what I use in my own home. However, home décor items with a rustic and Farmhouse flare are very popular at the boutique. I knew it would be a great addition to my booth and make a great upcycle project for the blog at the same time. A win win for me!
I already had purchased Fall themed floral stems at Hobby Lobby and buffalo check ribbon back in the early summer months that would perfect for the Farmhouse look.
In late summer, I pulled out and purged some of my older Fall decorations. In the box was this fall themed banner garland I made for the blog a couple of years ago. I pulled it back out of the donation box to use on this chicken wire frame.
I knew I wanted the final sign to have a big buffalo check bow so before I even got started I pulled out my EZ Deluxe bow maker and created a black and white buffalo check bow.
And yes, the table in my craft room stays a cluttered mess all the time with unfinished projects.
Before I attached anything to the chicken wire frame, I laid out several options for the design, both horizontally and vertically. The back of the frame already had hangers for both orientations so it was just a matter of deciding how I wanted it to hang and look on the wall.
The horizontal look won because the banner fit better that way.
Once the layout was determined, I attached the banner to the outside edges of the frame by hot gluing the pained clothespins to the frame.
I had to use small glue dots to help hold the other clothespins in place on the wire. Hot glue would have run right through the openings in the chicken wire so I am glad I had a box of the glue dots on hand.
Then I wired together a bundle of the fall floral stems. Sunflowers have always been a favorite of mine to decorate with for Fall.
The final step was easy by just attached the floral bundle to the frame by using the wire from the bow.
Currently the Farmhouse inspired Fall chicken wire frame is hanging in the front room of my home. Mostly because the rustic walls of this room fit the style of this type of decoration.
Not sure yet if I will take it to my booth to sell or just enjoy it for a few weeks before doing that.
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Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”