I had an impromptu crafting session the other night with Rebecca. She recently tried out the Annie Sloan chalk paint and invited me to bring over something to paint.
So I showed up with some pieces of antique architectural trim that I had bought a couple of years ago, in Kansas I think, and a piece of great old, rusty garden fencing that I picked up the other day at a local antique store.
We each painted a length of trim white (one coat) and then cut some fencing (which was NOT easy!) to fit it. We nailed the wire to the trim. I really like the way the wire looks against the white board.
Then we used pliers to bend the bottoms of the wire into "hooks". The finished piece can be used to clip tags or other paper ephemera onto for display...and/or hang stuff from the hooks on the bottom.
I might even decorate the part of the fence that is nailed to the trim with a word formed from found pieces of junk. I've always wanted to do that! I'll show you when I complete it.