Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dump-Day: Chicken Wire

Good morning, Junkers!  Let's start the day off with a little trivia.  Which came first...the chicken or the wire?  Well...being that we can't staple a chicken to a frame, let's say that wire came first!!!!

Project Note: For today's project, you will need a staple gun, scissors, chicken wire, and a frame.

Chicken wire has always been something we have wanted to toy with.  Thanks to Lola and her obsession with purchasing frames and mirrors, we had plenty of options to choose from.  Here is what we had lying around the garage:  



Once you can get past the weird blue suits and pink bonnets, punch Jack and Jill in the face and get them away from your beautiful frames!!!  


Before you start with the chicken wire, find a pretty color and paint your frame(s)!  It doesn't really matter what kind of paint you use (spray paint and latex is what we prefer). 

Project Note:  Whether you painted or not, place your frame on a blanket or soft surface to ensure that you don't scratch the paint on your frame when you start stapling.

Being that chicken wire comes in rolls (like wallpaper), roll out the amount you want to use and cut it! If you try to work with the wire on the roll, there's a chance you'll end up like I did:


This is the proper way:


Once you roll out the wire you need, put it where you want it and start stapling it to the back of the frame like a crazy person!  In my humble opinion, the more staples the better!

Project Note: Don't worry about what the back looks like, people only look at the front!!!!

Here are what the frames looked like once I finished stapling.  IT'S THAT EASY!!!!!!


DISCLOSURE:  Mr. Dump (yes I'm talking in 3rd person) paints, pounds, staples, hammers, hits, and hangs.  Sarah decorates!  Here is what she and YOU can do with chicken wire frames. 





Happy Junkin'!

Mr. Dump


115 comments:

  1. Hi, I love the upcycling you're both doing. I was wondering whether you would like to be featured on Greeny Crafters on my blog.

    Drop me a line if you're interested!
    Agy @ Green Issues

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    1. We would LOVE to be featured! I will email you shortly!

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  2. Flashback! I had those pictures in my bedroom as a little girl!

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    1. Ever since we did this project, we see them EVERYWHRE! They're quite scary!

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  3. Love it - following you now with the Linky!

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  4. Enjoyed your post. And so funny how I see Jack and Jill in all of the old shops, they must have really been somethin' back in the day!
    ~Tami @ Curb Alert!

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    1. This scary couple haunts me in every junk shop I patron!!!!

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  5. Looking good Mr. Dump! Cutting that darn chicken wire takes more time than people think.

    ~Bliss~

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    1. You're right! I failed to mention to have REALLY sharp scissors... :)

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  6. i love these! i have made some in my time, too and they are so useful and pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Cassie! You're right, they are very versatile!

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  7. I have some old frames-now I just need some chicken wire.

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    1. Chicken wire is very inexpensive! Your local hardware store should have a big 'ol roll for less than $20!!! That roll will last you forever!

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  8. I'm following you on linky followers

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    1. Thanks, Dennis! Does your Double D Workshop have a blog? Maybe we'll just try to join your circle!!!

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    1. Nevermind! I'm an idiot!

      Following you back!

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  10. I'm now following you on Linky. I love the frame idea. I have a couple of frames I want to do this to.

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  11. They look great! I have a couple of small empty frames that could use some chicken wire or something ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Jo! This project will take you no more than an hour (probably less if you're not as OCD as me)!!!

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  12. Just found you from the Take it From Me link up...love your blog name and projects! Newest follower!

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    2. Thanks, Kathryn! We are following you back! By the way...your baseball bracelet is pretty sweet! I might buy one!

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  13. Mr. Dump, you are hilarious! Did you ever think that the granddaughter and grandson-in-law of actual chicken farmers would ever use chicken wire for decoration? Please don't tell PawPaw what you're up to - it will blow his mind. And he might give you 4 barns full of rusty chicken wire to be "supportive."

    I'm telling ya, I hope you kept those lovely pictures. Peter and Patty will love those hanging above their beds when they are little (you ARE going to have kids someday for me to spoil, right? And name them Peter and Patty? Those pictures aren't scary at all with their dead eyes.....

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    1. Lola! You know there is no way in Monterey that there is anything metal left by that house! Metal=Money!!!! Peter and Patty? How about Lil' Dump 1 and Lil' Dump 2?

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  14. Very cute idea! Following your blog via Welcome Wednesday. I am your newest Linky Follower.

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  15. Love all the wonderful ideas you have here to renew old furniture, inspiring! Came over from the linky follower hop and am now following you :)

    Michelle
    www.powered-by-mom.com

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Following you back!

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  16. Love the picture of Mr. Dump with the chicken wire!! Following via the new linky tool!

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    1. Thanks, Samantha! Following you back!

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  17. Love those... I've my earrings hanging on something just like that. Thanks for joining the Linky Followers blog hop. I'm your newest follower!

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    1. Thanks, Maryann! We're following you back!

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  18. Im a new follower from the Linky Blog Hop please visit my page and follow back at http://grandmasamazingjourney.blogspot.com Thank you

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  19. What a cool project! I've always wanted to be more crafty with things that I find, but I just don't have that creative bug. I'm your newest follower from the Linky Followers blog party!

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    1. Thanks, Lindsay! We're following you back!

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  20. Great job! Following you by LF. Hope to see you at Take Six.

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! We're following back!

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  21. A dumpster diver after my own heart! I love these - may make one for my girls room! Glad I found you thru the Linky Follower blog hop - now following you! Would love you to come on over!
    Kelly

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    1. Thanks for following, Kelly! People don't realize how fun dumpster diving can actually be! We're following you back!

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  22. Very cool...new linky follower! Hop on over and see me when you get a chance!

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    1. Hi, Audrey! Thanks for following! We're following back!

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  24. Nice upcycle! I love the message/photo board idea. Newly following on Linky Followers!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! We will try to join your circle!

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  25. I am visiting from 733. Love this idea. They turned out great!! (The colors you used are great!!) I can't wait to turn some of the frames and windows I have laying around into this. Thanks for linking up and sharing!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind comments, Kristi!

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  26. New linky follower. Someday I will get around to organizing my jewelry. Someday!

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    1. We're following back, Megan! Someday I'll organize my jewelery, too... ;)

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  27. Love, love, love the frames! Need to test my hands at this project.

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    1. Thanks! This is such an easy project!!! You should try and share with us!

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  28. Love this- and the punching Jack and Jill in the face sounds fun, too.
    New linky follower- tag, you're it!

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    1. Thanks, Tina! That couple and their hollow eyes just scare the ever-living-dump out of me! :) We're following back!

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  29. Following with Linky via Welcome Wednesday...stop by anytime, Lori

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    1. Thanks for following, Lori! We're following back!

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  30. Found you via the Linky Blog Hop. Hope you can come visit me at http://www.eccentricleopard.com

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    1. Hi, Tera Leigh! We're following you back!

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  31. Newest follower via the Linky Blog Hop. Love to have you follow me back.

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  32. Thanks for stopping by! We're following you back!

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  33. I'm following from the blog hop...I'd love you to follow me back!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  34. What an idea!!! the necklaces won't get tangled!!
    I am your newest follower too..pls follow back if you can.

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  35. LOVE this idea! I'm your newest follower via Linky and GFC. Would love a return follow.

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  36. This is such a great idea! I browsed some of your older posts and have pinned quite a bit so I remember to give them a try! I am a new follower from the linky follower hop and look forward to finding more great inspirations from your blog!

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  37. Hi! I found your blog through a link party. So cute!! I write a blog for Goodwill about crafting/diy/etc. at www.goodlifeblog.org. Have a great day! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  38. Love this project Sarah! I saw your yellow trunk at sleepy poet and if I had somewhere to put it I would have grabbed it. Loved it soooo! Hey I agree with you on that brass thing, there is such thing as cool brass and ugly brass LOL!

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  39. Beat you to it Sarah! Followed you last night :-).
    Love this project by the way!

    Mandy

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  40. I'm following from the LF blog hop...I'd love you to follow me back.

    Thanks,
    Shasta @intheoldroad.blogspot.com

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  41. Love the bright frame colours. I made some recently but we used rabbit cage wire, 'cause that is what we have with rabbits. Found you from 2805 Potpourri Party. I'm going to poke around now.

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  42. Hi,
    Following you from the Linky followers blog hop. If you'd like to follow back I can be found at measuredbytheheart.com.

    Thanks!!

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  43. Found you at the Linky Blog Hop. Am following ..

    Linda
    http://itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  44. Cute project! Thank you for sharing it at Potpourri Friday!

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  45. Love your projects and your blog! Following from the Linky Followers Blog Hop. Stop on over to my place; momentswiththemontanos.blogspot.com.

    XOXO, Melysa

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  46. hi there. hopped on over thanks, to the blog hop. i'm a new linky follower. would love it if you would follow me as well. have a great night!! (:

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  47. Hi Sarah! I love those frames. I've been wanting to make on for my jewelry.

    Just stopping by from the Linky Follow Blog Hop. I hope you'll visit www.Laughterandgrace.com and follow.

    Thanks!

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  48. I found you through linky blog hop. I'm following. Stop by www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com and check me out.

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  49. Love how these frames look with the chicken wire! What a great way to organize your jewelry! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm your newest LinkyFollower from the Blog Hop.

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  50. I discovered you on blog hop and I'm now a linky follower...I would appreciate the same.

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  51. I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!

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  52. Following from Linky Blog Hop!! PLEASE follow me back!

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  53. New follower via the Linky Hop! Hope you will follow me back!!

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  54. Hi I found you on the Link Hop too and am glad that I did. I love the chicken wire frames! That will give me something to do with all of the loose frames hanging around with no picture in them...
    I am now following you in all ways possible and would love for you to stop by Hibiscus House and follow if you wish.
    Nice to meet you.
    Dolly

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  55. I love using chicken wire for frames. Your brightly painted frames look fantastic!

    Dee

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  56. Hello - I just found your site through the LF blog hop. I am your newest follower. Please consider checking out www.thestuffofsuccess.com and following back. Thanks and have a terrific evening.

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  57. Love the frames! I'm hopping over from the Blog Hop - please follow me back :)
    http://asundayafternoon.com/

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  58. Hi. Love your style.
    Am your newest follower would appreciate a follow back.
    Thank you
    Linda
    http://coachhousecraftingonabudget.blogspot.com/

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  59. You have such a fun creative blog! Following from Linky followers :) ~ Momof-3boys.com

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  60. I am a new follower from the hop, hope you will stop by, Laura - Cottage and Broome

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  61. I am a new follower:> Found your blog through the blog hop on Blissful and Domestic. Your blog is to cute! Would love for you to follow back! love meeting new blogging friends!

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/02/linky-follower-blog-hop.html

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  62. I've been following you via GFC and now thru LINKY. I love the chicken wire....and I have a ton left over from one of my latest projects (my buffet re-do)! Please stop-by and follow me when you get the chance!
    http://www.craftyimaginings.blogspot.com

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  63. I'm following you through Linky! Chicken wire is incredibly versatile... kind of like the duck tape of wire! I'd love for you to stop by and follow me, too! http://www.kids-in-kahoots.com

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  64. What a cool blog!! Found you through the blog hop!

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  65. Love the use of the chicken wire...who woulda thought you could use it for that? I love your blog and I'm your newest follower:)

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  66. great idea,I'm a new follower from LF,would love you to join my Creative Monday hop that opens soon :)

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  67. Found you through the Linky Hop. Thinking of trying the chicken wire frames for myself. Seems easy enough and we've always got chicken wire around on the farm. Just need to find some nice old frames now.

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  68. Love this idea! I have always wanted to do something with chicken wire, but just haven't. I can see this in our new room... Thanks for sharing!

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  69. I'm linky following.... stop by Homeroad and follow me back :) Have a great day!
    Susan

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  70. Those are awesome, I love the colors!

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  71. These are awesome! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cute colors!

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  72. Wow! Amazing job! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Tuesday To Do Party (if you haven't already.) Also, the Pretty Packages Party is going on & I would love for you to share any creative gifts, packages or party favor ideas!

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesday-to-do-part-49-and-48-list.html

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/pretty-packages-party-12.html

    Smiles!
    Jami

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  73. AMAZING! This turned out FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

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  74. Too cute! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  75. What coincidence. I just made my first chicken wire frame yesterday. :) I think I'm going to hang a star in the middle of mine. :) From your newest Linky follower. Love you to follow me back. x Julie

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  76. These are too cute. Thanks for linking up at So Creative, I featured this today!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2012/02/chicken-wire-frames.html

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  77. So cute, and love the chicken wire and all the great colors. So creative, Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best Par.tay. Now following you on Linky!

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  78. I LOVE these! I have recently started repurposing some of my old picture frames! I am hosting my first link party today, and would love for you to link this up, along with anything else you like!
    http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-1.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  79. This is an awesome idea! Makes me mad for not getting those cheap frames Saturday at Goodwill!! Love the colors as well!

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