Chicken Wire Memo Board

When I redid my hutch I decided to remove the door that it had. I wanted the hutch to be open, ya know to show off more crafty goodness! I kept the door figuring I’d do something with it or I just can’t throw anything away. One of the two.
The glass was wonky and almost falling out so I figured why not just remove it all together. I decided to use some chicken wire, been meaning to for awhile now!
I painted it an off white oops paint that I had on hand. After the new paint job I sanded and distressed the door, hitting the edges and ruffing it up a bit. I hit up all the distressed edges with some dark walnut stain. I buffed the stain all over the door for a good aged, antiqued look.
Once the door was done I stapled the chicken wire to the back of it. The knob needed replacing, so I changed it from a plain wood knob to a distressed metal one that went with the new look of the door.

There needed to be something to attach the notes and photos, so I stained some small clothespins with the dark walnut stain. They look great with the aged door. I used a strip of muslin and looped it through some of the chicken wire, tied it off in a bow, and it was ready to hang.
I love love how it turned out! It’s very country chic! Have you done a project with chicken wire?
Linking up to these great link parties!!!


  1. Super cute. Love those little clothes pins.

  2. That speaks straight to my country girl heart. I love how you distressed and then stained.

  3. Great idea! I have one in my craft room. I use to hang inspiration, bows, headbands, and all the sweet art my daughter makes me. Love the color of yours!
    🙂 crafty texas girls

  4. I have.. I just made me a memo board with an old carved picture frame.. about to finish it up today… great minds think alike.. mine is more french style…yours looks great… post to Ucreate this month that was her theme

  5. okay…you have a new follower! 🙂 THIS IS AMAZING!!!!! Im going to have to use some of your ideas!!!! i loveeee thisss!!!

  6. Cute memo board! I’m visiting from It’s so very Cheri!! Great idea! Love love love your blog!!

  7. Very cute, and so fun that you can change out the photos, art, etc. whenever you want to! Thanks for linking to my party1

  8. Very cute idea! I want one.

  9. Love it! What a great idea…I’m going to try it with an old window frame!

  10. Very clever and creative and cute!!! Love this idea! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  11. I love the vintage look that chicken wire gives to everything. Nicely done! Coming over from the Shabby Nest and your newest follower!


  12. I have been wanting to make one of these forever – but have been looking for just the right frame. What a great idea to use a cabinet door! This came out great – love it! Stopping by from TT&J (we’re neighbors). I host a linky party every Saturday and would love it if you would link up sometime!

    – Jenn @ Social Salutations

  13. Love this! I love the antique bits!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  14. I love this idea, as I do all the creations you make! Just shared it on Facebook!

  15. What a great idea! SO pretty and chic!… would be super cute for hanging earrings and necklaces, too.

  16. gorgeous i love it . i used chicken wire to replace the glass in my kitchen cuboards iv put a picture on my blog xxx

  17. Wow, this is great. I have had a rustic antique wood frame that’s pretty plain looking, hanging around waiting for me to be inspired. I had thought about threading 3 strands of wire across to hang pictures on etc, but I think I might go for the chicken wire – GREAT idea!

  18. MichelleG says:

    So cute!! Where did you find the chicken wire? The big box hardware store has 20 gauge wire that looks like it would be very difficult to work with. The wire you have looks thinner but I can not find thinner wire it anywhere.

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