Monday, October 25, 2010

Playing Around With Chicken Wire


I have a TON of chicken wire left over from my entryway locker and have been trying to come up with ideas to use some of it up.

Last week I played around a bit with it and came up with these.

I love candles in the winter!
Everything feels so cozy when I have them lit around the house.
I found the silver bases in the garage that I think were a part of something that I purchased at Ikea. I then wrapped and formed the chicken wire to fit inside the rectangular bases.

The next idea I had was pretty simple, just cut the wire to desired height and wrap into a cylinder.

Easy peasy!

Well, except for the cuts on my hand! I need to learn to wear gloves when working with the wire.

I purchased this wooden pedestal today at Meijers for 50% off, placed the chicken wire on it and wha-lah,
an instant chicken wire-pedestal-candle thing!!




I also made another cylander wire form and just placed it on my sofa table and put a candle in the center.

So, there you have it, nothing too big and fancy but I love the sparkle it gives and shadows that they cast when the candles are lit at night.
And, I love the look, a little bit of country chic.




26 comments:

katskraps4kids said...

Very cute and clever! I love the look of these. Might have to get some wire for around here...

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I like the chicken wire look too. I have never tried to do anything with it. I have some in my garage so I might have to sometime. Your idea is good.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Great idea, Michelle.

Your poor hands! That stuff is LETHAL!

Deborah said...

Michelle these are sooooo cute!
I love this country look and the candles are a perfect fit with them!
They must look so great with the candles lit and glowing too.
Nice job; hope your fingers arent hurt too badly :(

Thinking of you on this rainy day and hoping you have a great Monday!
Ttyl..

With all my heart...Deborah xoxoxo

The Frosted Gardner said...

What a clever idea Michelle - candles are so great in the winter - I agree! You always have something great happening over here!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Cool! I love the first one with the rusticness of the chicken wire and the sophistication of the silver candle holder. Is it mercury glass? Anyway, it's rustic sophistication!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

What a great idea, Michelle! I'm starting to just LOVE chicken wire -- and I'm seeing it everywhere! I think it's time I jump on the band wagon!! :)

High Street Cottage said...

Very clever. I like both designs. The only thing I've used it for have been inside cabinet or hutch doors in the past to replace glass.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Really stupid crazy showing my lack of creativity question for you - where do I get chicken wire :(

johnson said...

This is a blog about finding the simple things out of the everyday chaos and joy that comes with them!

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Heaven's Walk - said...

What a clever girl you are, Michelle! Neat idea! I'm in awe of your creativity, girl!

xoxo laurie

Shorely Chic said...

Love that, chicken wire is so rustic, a style I adore mixed in with a little coastal flavor!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Great for the shabby chic rustic look!! The look I want for my future dream cottage!

Vanessa said...

Hi Michelle! This is so clever and I loved how you just used things from around your home! You come up with such awesome home decor and I always feel inspired when I stop by here! :-)
Vanessa

Pam @ Frippery said...

Very nice. Thanks for the comment on my table. I will be exploring the rest of your blog now! Looks like lot's of inspiration.

Beach House Living said...

Very clever for the shabby cottage to industrial chic look.

Amy Kinser said...

I love what you have done with the chicken wire. I also love it and have quite a bit left over from when we built our chicken coop last year. I made some little cloches similar to yours last weekend to use at a bonfire we were having. I made different heights and used candles in them. They looked pretty cool, I thought.

Green Willow Pond said...

These are so clever and unique Michelle! I'll bet they do look really cool at night. Sorry for your poor hands. You took one for the craft!

I hear you on the wearing gloves...I usually think about that mid-project when my hands are already stained or worse!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I was going to say, post title sounds dangerous! ;) They are so gorgeous, though, I love them! XX! I too love candles in winter!

Jen said...

So simple! I love them!

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Libbie said...

You are very creative! I never would have thought of that!! The pedestal ones are really gorgeous!!! I am glad I stopped by!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love it!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Cute idea!

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Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Very cute use for all the leftover wire. I love your instant chicken wire-pedestal-candle thing! You talk just like I do. lol!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Country chic is right! Great idea!! Thanks for linking up at WWC!

Amy

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