Thrift Flip - Chicken Wire Shadow Boxes - Designs By Gaddis

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30 Minutes

Incredible Thrift Flip - Chicken Wire Shadow Boxes

I found these three boxes in my stash, saw a pin on Pinterest that used similar boxes, and decided to try it.

I cleaned the boxes to remove all the dirt and grime from them and then took them outside a gave them a couple of coats of Rustoleum Flat Gray spray paint.

I let them dry completely before moving onto the next step.

After the paint was completely dry I cut down some chicken wire and stapled it to the back of each box with my staple gun.

Some of the staples didn't go the entire way in. I used a hammer to nail them in completely.

I got some of these little dowels ends from my Amazon store.

I stained them with Waverly Antiquing wax using a small paint brush and removed the excess with a paper towel.

I hot glued 4 of the little legs to each box.

And look at how stinking cute they turned out.

To see this fantastic thrift flip along with three others, check out the video on my YouTube channel.


Suggested materials:
  • Thrifted Items
  • Chicken Wire
  • Dowels
Dawn @ Designs By Gaddis
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  • Susie Susie on Aug 01, 2022

    I agree, those are so stinking cute, I’m going to check out my stash and see what I can find, I already know I got the chicken wire lol. I just love farmhouse looks and always looking for ideas to help my son furnish his house that he’s building😊

    Thanks for the inspiration,


  • Jody Harris Jody Harris on Aug 02, 2022

    Adorable. Great way to update an old box too!