Red Tricycle Shelf with Hardware Cloth

Everything looks better with chicken wire or hardware cloth...

Red Farmhouse style shelving with hardware cloth

A simple thrift store wooden shelf that had seen better days gets a coat of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Tricycle Red.

DIY red farmhouse shelving with photo display

The shelf was then given a coat of Miss Mustard Seed's Tough Coat giving the red a rich satin protective coating. This satin sealer is great for most paints and gives the piece a great finish. 

Chippy red farmhouse shelving with photo display

Chicken wire, or in this case Hardware Clothis stapled to the back giving the shelf a whole new look.  

Mini clothespins can be used to attach tags, photos, notes to the hardware cloth for a beautiful farmhouse look.

A new life for an old cast off that will look great in an office or kitchen.

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  1. Replies
    1. Me too Carlene! Red is the accent in my very neutral kitchen :)

  2. Love the color, and the addition of the hardware cloth. I've been wanting to get some. I got 2 rolls of chicken wire free over the last few years and still have plenty left.

  3. Great idea - I'm loving the chicken wire lately too.

  4. Looks amazing Susan! You did a wonderful job!


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