Use a variety of techniques to create this rustic chicken-wire storage.
I love to craft with unfinished wood products. They can be finished and combined in lots of different ways to create one-of-a-kind pieces of home decor. I decided to join the chicken wire window frame with a planter box to create a rustic chicken-wire storage piece. This will be perfect for displaying and organizing small items!
Rustic Chicken-Wire Storage Supplies Used
- Unfinished Chicken Wire Window Frame
- Darice Wood and Chicken Wire Planter Box
- Wood Glue
- Folk Art Chalk Paint: Grotto
- Folk Art Home Decor Wax: Clear and Antique
- Folk Art Painted Finishes: Light and Dark Rust
Step one: Paint the unfinished wood frame and the planter box with chalk paint. Let it dry.
Step two: Brush the dark rust paint over the chicken wire portions of the frame and planter box. Added bonus: This will cover up any teal paint that you got on the wire! Let it dry.
Step three: Brush the light rust paint (reddish color) on parts of the chicken wire. I focused on the edges and corners. Allow the paint to dry.
Step four: Brush the Antique Wax (it has a brown tint to it) on the edges and corners of the painted wood. I like to put a small amount of the wax on a full brush, dab the excess wax off on a piece of scrap paper, and then brush it on. You can use a cloth to wipe off any excess wax.
Step five: Seal the painted wood surfaces with wax. Brush a light application on and let it dry.
Step six: Use wood glue to attach the planter box to the front of the window frame. Let it dry completely before moving the shelf.
Have fun crafting and creating rustic decor for your home!