As a lover of shabby chic, I’m digging all of the different home accessories I’ve been seeing that make use of chicken wire. When searching for a new lighting fixture for over our kitchen table, I came across this lantern – never thought I’d like a chicken wire lantern, but isn’t it cool?
For a bit more of an industrial vibe, I’m loving Pottery Barn’s Harlowe Wire Pendant, which has a chicken wire frame over hand blown molten glass
|Pottery Barn’s Harlowe Wire Pendant|
Home Goods recently got in a load of metal home accessories, including many with chicken wire. Check out these chicken wire magazine racks (much cooler in person – they aren’t very photogenic…), which were $29.99 each.
|Home Goods Chicken Wire Magazine Rack|
What do you think about this big guy that I found at Home Goods? Fill him with plants (some hanging, some on stands..) and he would make an amazing accent piece! And he’s on clearance – all the better!
Do you want the chicken wire vibe but with a softer touch? – check out Leslie Janson’s store on etsy.com. She’s has 20″ pillows with chicken wire cotton fabric that she’s selling for $50 each.
|Chicken Wire Pillows (Leslie Janson on etsy.com)|
Looking for something a bit less expensive? I found several chicken wire accessories for under $25 like this wire plate holder, which is $14. It would be a great design element for holding plates kept on open shelving in the kitchen.
|Home Decorators Collection Wire Plate Holder|
Or how about this chicken wire rack with glass bottles sold by Home Decorators Collection for $24. Perfect for holding flowers or your most frequently used oils and vinaigrettes!
|Home Decorators Collection Glass Bottles and Wire Tray Set|
Here’s a great deal for ya – how cute is this picture frame from Kmart? Get it on clearance for just $4!
|Kmart’s Chicken Wire Picture Frame (5 x 7)|
I’ve also loved seeing several furniture revamps in the blogosphere in which glass doors were replaced with chicken wire. Sausha from blogs Sweet Pickins and Show & Tell refinished this hutch in white, added distressing, and replaced the glass with painted black chicken wire – love, love, love!
|Sweet Pickins Chicken Wire Hutch|
It’s beautiful, right?! but maybe a little bit bigger of a DIY project than you’d like to take on. Try this one instead – it’s budget friendly and looks quite simple to do – make a chicken wire framed bulletin board by following Project Girl’s tutorial. She shows every step of how to make it and even includes a free download for the calendar and labels (mail, school, bills, etc.). What a great way to stay organized and be chicken coop chic!
|The Project Girl’s Chicken Wire Framed Bulletin Board|
Once the craziness of the holiday season is over, I’m going to take on this little DIY project myself. I’ll be sure to show you how it turns out!