Critters, including rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks and even birds, can destroy young seedlings, making you have to plant seeds multiple times.
Easy Solution: Outsmart critters by covering seedlings with chicken wire anchored to soil using landscape staples. Bird netting may help, but greedy rabbits will hop onto it if they crave the seedling badly enough.
Not all updates are modern. Give a wood cabinet a “rustic update” by replacing the existing cabinet doors with chicken wire. Athens Building Co. created a wood frame for the wire inset. It can make even a china collection fit into farmhouse style.
With some chicken wire and white chalk paint, craft blogger Amy Gregson transformed her builder-grade oak cabinets into her dream farmhouse kitchen. “It really lightened the space up and gave it a ton of personality,” she says. “It makes me smile every time I walk in there!” She paired the white upper cabinets with dark lower cabinets and bright-white countertops.
A zinc-clad barn door conceals this walk in pantry when not in use. Shelves made from chicken wire and angle iron allow crumbs fall to the counter instead of being stuck on the shelves, making for easy cleanup.
Design experts from Lowe's bring texture into outdoor spaces with materials, such as these mesh hanging screens. You can make a hanging screen with a roll of chicken wire and wood, or search for old chicken wire or mesh doors at building material salvage centers that are run by charitable organizations.
Paint an old picture frame to add a colorful outline to a ho-hum cork board. Or, consider removing the corkboard and attaching chicken wire to the back of the frame and clipping memos or favorite photos to it, like Ashley Campbell. This simple project requires paint, chicken wire, a staple gun and a bit of creativity.
Blue-and-neutral floral fabric carries the color scheme for this great room. Display shelves with chicken-wire doors house decorative dishes and vases. Blue cabinets carry the colors through to the open kitchen.
This imaginative kitchen combines unique elements to create a rustic vintage aesthetic. The diverse materials include reclaimed pine cabinetry, chicken wire, antique telephone-operator barstools and a mix of white marble and walnut countertops.
Plant fall-blooming crocus in late summer and you'll enjoy these sweet flowers just four to six weeks later. Thwart squirrels from invading your crocus planting by anchoring chicken wire firmly over the bed.
This fun kitchen offers a rustic, yet fresh, take on a mountain cabin with all modern conveniences. Reclaimed pine cabinetry is matched up with chicken wire cabinet inserts and vintage telephone operator stools were repurposed to make charming barstools.