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.
Create empty pictures frames by shopping at garage sales and thrift stores to gather an assortment of picture frames varying in size, shape and texture. Remove any artwork or photos, then cut and remove picture wire using screwdriver and wire cutters.
The modern kitchen uses sleek stainless steel throughout, including the massive center island. The island is hub of the kitchen with a built-in sink and range, as well as space for dining with red-accented wire-frame bar stools. Lush greenery surrounding the home fills the visual space, courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows.
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.
An arched nook cut into a light blue wall has been painted coral orange. The bright wall displays six framed actual cameras. A round, white dining table and its four cushioned wire chairs create a fun and cozy breakfast nook.
This pair of angel's wings was picked up from a local flea market. It's made from scrap wood attached to a frame made of wire that was bent to shape. A similar look can be achieved with wooden shims or with driftwood remnants.
This modern farmhouse maintains the same color palette on its interior and exterior, a soothing gray touched with brown and white accents. Rustic touches like a barn-style garage door and wood-framed wire fence blend with more modern elements to create an intriguing design mix.
A peak into this dining room showcases a dark arm chair at the head of the table surrounded with chairs draped in white slip covers. A unique wire globe light decorates the room above the dark wood dining table. Natural lighting streams in from the large windows framed in chocolate brown curtains.
Designers at Kelly & Co. Design describe this renovated barn as "such a special space" for guests to relax and enjoy live performances. The design team was able to wire the barn for live music performances by re-framing the entire space with acoustic sound panels. For TV viewing, a large TV was hidden in the ceiling and can be lowered by remote control.
Designers with Pop Custom Homes, based in Atlanta, used a pair of wire candleholders on each side of this fantastic piece of colorful art that dominates the mantel. You can find candleholders for less than $20 per pair new, or if you pick up a steal at a garage sale, spray paint them to match the frame or a dominant color in the artwork.
With antique French and English touches, traditional design is a picture of elegance in a room nicknamed “The Classic Corner” by designer Patricia McLean for a Home for the Holidays house in Atlanta. A French gilt mirror is surrounded by antique botanical prints by Abraham Munting and Dutch landscapes with gilt rope frames. The French gilded candlesticks were wired as table lamps to give height to the cream-painted chest.