wood & wire display frame

I’ve been working on this little wire frame for the nursery off and on for like a month-it turned into one of those projects, ya know? Every little step turned into an ordeal…ok maybe not that bad, and maybe it really was my pregnant back aches from leaning over to paint it…haha! Either way it turned out just how I imagined so all’s well that ends well. Hey-you can see the scalloped garland I made overhead!

My dad helped me make the frames from some 1×3″ wood (two frames of the same size-I stacked them) and then I painted and distressed them with the help off good ol Vaseline. (Tip found here.) Then I painted and cut the chicken wire (found at my local hardware store by the foot) to fit, and stapled it to the front of one of the frames. Then Rory helped me (ok he did all of this part) screw the frames together from the back. I attached some metal hangers on the back and hung it up! Which was really the hard part, right? I think the total for this project was about $40 (including the earring clips)

I did a little teaser photo on Instagram of these vintage clip on earrings I snagged off of Etsy-asking what people thought I would do with them…so here’s the answer! I used them to clip up photos and cards, etc!ย  (sidenote: look how little Sadie was when Charlotte was born! awww)

ย I thought it was quite astonishing that my poor little pregnant brain thought to do that.

Thanks to my pal Kristin for this awesome card! The colors were perfect and I love the big YEAH! hehe

I also made some fun printables to match the nursery scheme-and I was going to have them for you to download but I cannot, for the life of me, find where I stashed them on my computer. I’m afraid I might have deleted them. Grr…I’m going to go with the pregnancy brain excuse again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Update: I found them! Hooray! Download them here.


  1. I love your frame display! So cute! Thanks for sharing your ideas.
    Funky First Grade Fun

  2. Love the idea of using the vintage ear rings as clips holding the pictures and cards. Great project.

  3. That pregnancy brain is real and real scary ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t seem to get a handle on it either!
    How about some outfits of the day- preggo style!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Looking great!

  5. LOVE the use of clip on earrings to clip the items on! what a genius new use.

  6. Love this project and am so flattered you picked the YEAH! card I sent to go in your little gal’s new room!! ๐Ÿ™‚ If anyone else wants to get their hands on those cards, I got them from an awesome online shop called Ship & Shape: http://www.shipandshape.com/

    Preggo brain is real!!

  7. I love this! I have quite the stash of vintage earrings from my grandpa- what a great use for them…
    And love the frame too- pinning. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. This is SO cute. Love the earring idea!

  9. This is so adorable!! Thanks for sharing. I am linking to it from Sew Sweet Peanut.

  10. way cute! i love the little YEAH! poster

  11. So cute, I love what you pinned up there too!

  12. That board is SO cute! I’ve been wanting to make one of those.

  13. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 31, 2012. Thanks again.

  14. Really nice memo board the colors are so awesome and the earrings great idea!!

  15. Can you tell me the color of yellow paint you used? I love it!

  16. Would also love to know yellow paint color?

  17. Hi I was wondering where you got the clip on earrings? Do you remember which seller from etsy?

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