Can you relate?
So, I got together with 4 other blogger gals, and we each decided on a DIY project to freshen up our space! But also, to share with you, so you can have ideas to do the same! Be sure to check below to see their DIY project and links to their posts!
I had a leftover plank of wood, some chicken wire, white paint and brown walnut stain..CAN YOU SAY SCOREEEE!?
The wheels were turning and I decided to make a cool little shadowbox style shelf, stained and backed with chicken wire! The cool part is that it was totally free for me! Just took a little creativity was all!
But y’all know dang well I’ll be putting greenery on errrrrrthang! Which also I feel is appropriate for springtime, yeah?
Wood Glue - this is what I used!
Paint Brush - I just picked up a cheapo three pack at Dollar Tree.
Wood Plank - (if you have a handy guy to cut it to size, utilize that.. HA!) Otherwise you can cut it to size yourself and/ or at Home Depot - I know they have a little cutting station you can cut it down to the dimensions before you leave the store!
Staple Gun - to attach chicken wire! You can also get creative and use multipurpose super glue to fix it onto the back!
Chicken Wire - or any wire backing, scrap metal will do!
Minwax Stain - you don’t haaaaave to use stain, I just want to use what we already have to add a little extra somethin’ somethin’
White Paint - can you chalk paint, house paint, exterior paint, craft paint - whatever you have on hand! (Or not at all, I feel that it just gives it more character and gives a little farmhouse / shabby-chic feel!)
1. Glue the wood pieces together like so - I didn’t want to have to nail / screw them so I used wood glue and laid them up against each other and called it a day! (Ain’t nobody got time for all that complicated stuff)
Let it dry AT LEAST 5hrs. I always just do 24hrs - just to be safe
2. Add the chicken wire. You can glue it on the back, you can use a little staple gun, whatever works!
3. Brush on stain if you want! make sure to let it dry for another 5hrs, if ya do this part!
4. Add white paint.. if you want!
Let it dry again! I like to let stain + paint dry for a day — but that’s totally up to you!
5. Decorate for the season, and enjoy!
Let me know what you think in the comments!
Becky - By The Poole
Holly - Calling All Creators
Lindsay - Beau Place Like Home