Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vintage Frame Message Board - DIY

I wanted to share a post I did a while back on how to make a vintage frame into a cute chicken wire message board.

Vintage Frame Message Board - DIY

I loved searching to find the perfect frame, kind of plain but with some awesome details. I found one that was listed at a more reasonable price and I grabbed it. This DIY was from a couple of years ago and the picture above was just taken the other day so you can see I am still loving it and using it more for some sweet items from my past to have on display.

Here is the DIY on how I made this sweet framed board...........

Frame after I brought it home

Look at that detail on the corners.

I started by cleaning with a peroxide, Tea Tree oil mixture to cut the dirt that was all over the vintage frame. 

Then I had hubby use his sprayer to paint it a bright white color.........

We used latex paint and watered it down slightly so
it would run through the sprayer easier.

Look at that detail on the corner

After letting it dry for 24 hrs I brought it indoors to work on it. The finish came out kind of rough since it had so many dings, cracks and scratches on it, so there was no need to distress it. It just kind of worked out that way on its own. 

Since this was going to be on the wall I did not use any furniture wax but you could use either a clear or the dark (more antique look) finishing wax if you wanted to.

So once I had it inside, I took my roll of chicken wire and rolled it to the approximate length that I wanted and cut it with the wire cutters. 

Once I had it close to the size I used my heavy duty stapler to attached it to the frame......

Once I attached the wire and trimmed the edges it still was kind of scratchy and I knew I had to put something over it so it would not ruin my walls. I guess if I had some felt that would have worked but all I had on hand was my Peace Sign duct I used it.... :-)

I knew no one would see it so I was ok with using the tape and it worked out fine. It is still on there and it is about 2 years old now. 

Once I was done with that I put 2 wire anchors into the back and strung a piece of 22 gauge wire for hanging. The eyes were already on there so I just used them, but looking back I think I would have rather just attached a hanging hook to the top back to hang it. 

In this picture you can see the single hook but now
I have a double hook on my wall (see last picture) because
it moved to much and was always uneven.

This picture is where it is hanging today...... in my bedroom with memories and things from my past, since I do not have my craft room any longer this is were I am using it today......

Well that is it........

It really was a fun project to do and I would make one again if I had the room since I love reusing these awesome vintage frames that are out there. Though some places are charging a crazy amount of money for them so you have to really shop around. But then again, that is part of the fun.....

Thanks for stopping by today......

Leave me a comment and let me know if you ever made anything like this and how it turned out, I would love to hear from you???? 

Have a great day.....

Be Blessed,


  1. Looks great! I want one. Cute!

    1. Thanks so much hun... It was fun making it! Thanks for stopping in and leaving a sweet comment. :-)

  2. That is adorable! I would like to make one. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. You are so welcome, I am glad you are inspired to make one! :-) Thanks for your sweet comment hun, have a great night.

  3. This is such a pretty message board you made. Thanks for sharing it at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. We hope to see you again. :)

    1. Thanks hun and thanks for leaving a sweet comment today... I hope you have a great day. :-)

  4. SO CUTE! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. Thanks for your kind words hun, I will make sure I check it out. Have a great day. :-)

  5. Love this. So pretty. And a great tutorial! Thanks for linking at the Fabulous Party. I've pinned your photo with a link back to your blog/post.
    The Fabulous Party is ongoing. A new link will begin on Sunday. Come over and link all your Fabulous posts!

    1. Awesome thank you so much hun.... I hope you have a great day. :-)

  6. This is so pretty Debra! I love when you can find a use for a beautiful old frame. Thanks so much for linking it up to the Inspiration Galore Project Party. You are one of my features tomorrow over at Have a lovely weekend!

    1. YEAHHHH Thanks so much hun.... I hope you have a great day. :-)


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