Did you love my custom Duck Egg hutch as much as I did? How about another before and after?
I absolutely love the way it turned out, especially the chicken wire. That took the beauty to a whole new level. There is something so lovely about combining a rich color with a rustic metal like chicken wire. The contrast is wonderful. And it makes a typically fancy piece feel more at home in a eat-in kitchen like my client’s.
I have used chicken wire in my own home as well…
For this garage sale frame…
This vintage door turned frame…
And this DIY chicken wire cloche…
But here is how I installed the chicken wire into this hutch.
My husband and his friend removed the glass by prying off the trim around the inside of the glass. I did not participate in this because I am prone to accidents and could just imagine myself slicing my hand open.
After that was done and the whole hutch was painted and waxed, I set to the chicken wire.
I gathered the following supplies: roll of chicken wire (found at any hardware store), wire cutters, measuring tape, and staple gun.
I decided I could staple the chicken wire to the inside of the hutch instead of into the frame where the glass was and this would save me a lot of time, headache, and potential stapling issues.
So I measured each window and snipped off a piece accordingly, adding an inch or two to the length and height.
I would recommend wearing long sleeves, jeans, and work gloves for this, because I was big time scratched up (and bleeding a little) by the end. That wire is hard to control.
Then I started stapling! I made sure to keep it straight by following a “seam.” I also try to pull it taught so there is not much give or wave in the panel.
I used the wire cutters to trim off any excess.
When it was all done it looked awesome and I was so glad my client had wanted this look!
What do you think? Do you like the look of chicken wire? Have you used it for anything lately? I would love to hear from you!
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