I am still loving our Chicken Wire Wall that we added to our entryway.
And I’ve received a lot of questions about the how’s of it, so I thought I’d lay the steps out as best I could.
- Spray Paint (if you prefer to alter the natural silver color of chicken wire)
- Wire Cutters or Hedge Sheers (I used the latter)
- Measuring Tape
- Staple gun with staples
- Chicken Wire (or Poultry fencing/netting as it’s formally called)
First, I measured my wall space, and figured I’d be able to cover the whole space with two strips from the chicken wire roll (that I got at Home Depot).
I wanted the seems to be horizontal, but I think this is totally a personal style preference.
Honestly, I say lay it out in whatever way makes it easiest for you. For me, it almost fit perfect to do two strips horizontal without making a ton of “clips”.
Second, chicken wire comes in silver. So I bought two cans of Rust-Oleum Antique Bronze and went to town.
I next laid the chicken wire it out onto my painting drop cloth, holding the ends down with spare cans of paint.
Classy, I know.
I did this step (the drop cloth step), only because it was FREEZING outside, and weather is a bit unpredictable in Seattle. So I wanted to do it in the garage and not get caught in the rain (if you like pina coladas….). But if you can spray paint outside, do that. 🙂
It won’t lay flat (or at least mine didn’t), but that’s okay.
It’s important to note, that I did realize quickly that I needed to spray paint the staples Antique Bronze as well (just the tops) before putting them into the staple gun.
So don’t forget to do that.
I then used the sheers to cut the edge so that it was as flesh against the edge of the wall as it could be.
Pretty simple – not a huge learning curve. And is extremely cheap!
One small roll of chicken wire cost me $15, plus the two cans of spray paint – grand total of $20 for a wall treatment!
Let me know if there are some steps I missed or that sound confusing and I’m happy to answer them!
This is a one-person project that is cheap and relatively quick!