Monday, October 3, 2011

Easiest Project Ever

I finished one of the easiest projects ever the other day for my kitchen redo. I bought this picture at Salvation Army for $4.00.

 I removed the picture, painted the frame and stapled chicken wire to the back. Then I added old kitchen utensils I found at estate sales for $.75 or less. I used twine to tie them to the chicken wire. So easy, but so cute! It has that farmhouse-y feel I'm going for in my kitchen.



You want to know a secret? That mini loaf pan makes the perfect cover for the ugly phone jack on the wall. :)



I need your opinions? Should I repaint the frame a different color so it pops off the white wall, or does the white on white look ok?

Also, I just created a Facebook page for Shabby Love! I would love it if you came by and became a fan!!!! The button is on my sidebar. Can't wait to see you there!


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40 comments:

  1. OK, I have one of those phone jacks on my wall. I never thought to just cover it up. Great idea and I love your chicken wire frame!

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  2. What a darling idea...happy to have you share it at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY...I think you will like one of my features today...it's YOU!!! Please feel free to grab my feature button for your blog.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. Hi! Just found your creative blog from Coffee, Clean, Cupcake. I love your transformation of the photo frame into vintage country decor. I think I'm going to put chicken wire on my grocery list! I like the white frame on white wall -- it's a very clean look.

    I'm your newest follower, and look forward to your inspiring posts.

    Please come by and visit me when you have a chance.
    http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  4. This looks great. I like the white on white.

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  5. What a FABULOUS idea! I collect vintage kitchen utensils (some of them my grandma's) and had no clue what to do with them!

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  6. I think the reddish color of that handle would look great on the frame.

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  7. I think a redish color like the handles would look good, too..... but I don't know the color scheme of the rest of your kitchen...

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  8. You don't know me I found your blog from links on other blogs. But I like the white frame on the white, it makes the chicken wire stand out instead of making the frame the focus.

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  9. This is great! I am a new follower.

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  10. Wow! What a great idea! It looks absolutely adorable! Great job-super creative!!

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  11. I have some vintage utensils, and wasn't sure what to do with them. You have a great idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing:)

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  12. I love that you found a way to hide things you didn't like on the wall! I have a frame with chicken wire on it (kind of like this one.) Maybe I should try this!

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  13. What a cute idea--and I love your hidden jack!

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  14. So cute! I have an old phone jack in the wall like that, I may have to do something like this to disguise it too!

    Tania

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  15. I'm totally stealing this idea, but instead of utensils I'm going to hang it in my bedroom & hang my jewelry on it :) My necklaces are ALWAYS getting matted together b/c I don't have a jewelry hanger & I really don't have a dresser or table for one. Great idea! Thanks! :0)

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  16. This is such a great idea~ I am always losing things that I NEED in the drawers which are a total mess.. Love the chicken wire and the frame is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway to win up to $100 worth of mdf products @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/10/mr-woody-giveaway-win-up-to-100-in.html

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  17. Too clever! That would be a great way to hide an ugly thermostat. Except my husband probably won't let me cuz it will keep from registering the correct temperature. Ha...

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  18. I just scrolled back up and realized that my recent project, A memo board, came from a picture almost EXACTLY like your original. Ha! If it's ugly, change it! Too funny...

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  19. What a great idea. I love the additon of chicken wire. Very Farmhouse and vintage like. Love it.

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  20. what a fun idea!!! would be perfect for my country kitchen, thanks!

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  21. Adorable! Wish I had the wall space for something cute like that. I'll have to pin it and hope I find someplace for it one day.

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  22. I think a contrasting color on the frame would look good! Red...and maybe you could find a utensil with a red handle! I love this idea! ♥

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  23. This is adorable!! I love the look of the vintage utensils and the chicken wire. The frame would be so easy to paint a fun color and if you didn't like it, you could always change it! I found you over at Serenity Now...have a great weekend!

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  24. This is a cute way to decorate and to show off your vintage utensils. I like the white/white combo but also think that a black frame would look good, too.

    I found you through Amanda's link party at Serenity Now. We are link neighbors.

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  25. you totally rocked this--esp the part about covering the switchplate! way to go!

    amy

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  26. What a great idea! This is such a super cute way to display stuff.

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  27. this has such a nostalgic feel to it! i love it! thanks so much for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party! hope to see you again this week! i'm also you newest follower!

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  28. I am new to our blog but love it! I am glad you emphasis your faith too. You have such new ideas and projects. Thank you. Sarah

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  29. Great idea! Something like this would work in my kitchen and its so easy! Thanks for sharing!

    Deanna@DeelitefulCreations

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  30. I am totally doing a twist on this in my kitchen! thank you for the great idea, you're so creative!

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  31. Oh this is so nifty & you are so talented! What a cute idea!!! I think you should paint the frame maybe a gray color so it pops! But you could also always leave it white. Either way, it's still adorable! :)

    XO's,
    Jessie

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  32. What a great piece of art! Very creative! Thanks so much for linking with us at Show & Share!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  33. I looooove chicken wire and now have my wheels turning for a cover for a thermostat I have wanted to conceal. What a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

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  34. Love it, thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

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  35. This surely gets the best prize. I would never have thought of this -- which is why i have to haunt other's blogs!

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  36. That turned out great. Thank you for being part off TTF and have a wonderful day!

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  37. This is so cute and so useful too! Love it white. Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  38. What a great idea and I LOVE the sneaky little touch!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with the FROG! I hope you will join me again this week! Plus, there is a HUGE giveaway included with this weeks party.
    Hope to see you there!
    HUGS~
    Jenni
    http://kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com/2011/10/frog-blog-love-linky-18.html

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  39. This is totally awesome! I just love it! I would love if you would come link this up at the Thursday Crazy Cute link party today!

    www.betweenuandme.com

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  40. Very creative. Was thinking of doing this for say my baby changing table repurposed as a garden table and use the top for hanging my tools. Love your ideas. Come check me out at yo-yoeatingnomore.blogspot.com I love checking out other bloggers and we can encourage one another. God bless.

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