Fabric Wrapped Frame With Wire Mesh

When we bought our farm, we inherited a ton of fencing that needed removed. The first few months while our house was being built, Anthony and I spent every night and weekend with the tractor pulling out metal stake after metal stake. And between all those metal stakes was wire mesh fencing.

At the time, our main priority was to remove the fencing as fast as possible, so we rolled all the wire into several bundles and left them in one of our sheds.

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to use some of the wire mesh, and I finally have.

DIY Fabric Strip Frame with Wire Mesh | The Wood Grain Cottage

With the addition of our new spoon hook rack, this wall needed something else to tie it all together.

Enter in this lovely frame.

I wanted something with texture, and boy did I get it.

Here’s how I made it:

I started by picking the size of the frame: 30″ wide x 20″ tall.

Anthony cut an extra piece of plywood into the necessary4″ wide strips and I glued them together to make the frame.

While the glue dried, I headed outside to cut a section of wire meshing…

wire mesh | The Wood Grain Cottage

Pretty, eh? And this isn’t even a smidge of the wire…

With the wire cut, I grabbed some leftover fabric from the breakfast nook pillows and started cutting it into 3- 4 inch strips, or there about. I used around a yard of fabric.

Supplies | The Wood Grain Cottage

I started by wrapping the entire frame with the fabric strips. I made sure to overlap each strip so that it gave a nice “ruffle-ish” texture. Anthony says it looks like a mummy, but I totally disagree. It looks like ruffles. Definitely ruffles.

step 1 | The Wood Grain Cottage

Once I came to the end of a strip, I would pull it as tight as I could and then staple it on the backside.

step 2 | The Wood Grain Cottage

step 3 | The Wood Grain Cottage

With the strip secured in place, I grabbed another one and made sure to line it up with the first one. Then I kept wrapping it around the frame until I came to the corner.

step 4 | The Wood Grain Cottage

I started on the next side of the frame and left all the corners empty.

With all the sides wrapped in fabric, I used 4 strips just to cover the corners.

step 5 | The Wood Grain Cottage

I pulled them tight and stapled it on the back.

With all of the fabric in place, I flipped the frame face side down and laid the wire meshing on the back side.

step 6 | The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I started stapling it in place, making sure to pull it tight as I went.

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Once all sides of the metal were stapled down, I grabbed two small picture frame hangers and nailed them in place on both sides of the frame.

step 8 | The Wood Grain Cottage

I flipped it back over and hung it on the wall.

Super easy!

DIY Fabric Strip Frame with Wire Mesh | The Wood Grain Cottage

The wire meshing is such a cool focal point.

DIY Fabric Strip Frame with Wire Mesh | The Wood Grain Cottage

I love the way it looks with the spoons hooks…

DIY Fabric Strip Frame with Wire Mesh | The Wood Grain Cottage

And the combination of the hard metal with the softness of the fabric is perfection.

DIY Fabric Strip Frame with Wire Mesh | The Wood Grain Cottage

I love that it’s not too “heavy” looking.

The spoons still shine.

DIY Fabric Strip Frame with Wire Mesh | The Wood Grain Cottage

And now, here’s the cost breakdown:

Plywood Frame- Free

Wire Fencing Mesh- Free

Leftover Fabric- Free

Stapler & Staples – Free, I already had them on hand.

Total: FREE!

Gotta love that, right?

I’m still working on a little something for the inside of the frame, but that’s another post in itself.

Until then, I love how this wall is coming together. Every time I see it or walk by, I smile.

And knowing that I made the entire thing from stuff laying around is even sweeter!


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    1. THANK YOU Chelsea! What I seriously awesome comment. Big smiles (& hugs) to YOU!
      Have a great weekend!

    1. THANK YOU Christina! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! And you’re right, it’s a complete bonus when projects turn out how you hope- or even better! 🙂
      Have a great weekend!

  1. Shayna this looks great in your space, I can’t believe how you did this with wire mesh fencing and at $0.00! 🙂 Hope you will have a great weekend!

  2. Love this! What a great memo board-use old clothes pins to hang notes/reminders/invitaions-cool!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Kris of Cricket Acres Studio

    1. Thank YOU Kris! You must have read my mind on how I’m thinking about using it. 😉
      Have a great weekend!

  3. seriously love this frame! oh and the spoon hooks 🙂 aack… off outside i go to see if i have some mesh or chickenwire to make one 🙂

    1. THANK YOU Rosalie! I’m so happy you like it! I hope you can find something to make your own! 🙂

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