Thursday, January 12, 2012


I told you all about my current obsession with cottage kitchens here.  Part of that obsession has me poring over cabinets.  I love the look of painted cabinets in a cottage kitchen, and I love the look of chicken wire inserts too.
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Here's another gorgeous hutch with chicken wire inserts featured in French Country Living by Caroline Clifton-Mogg.

This is one of those details that can be duplicated beautifully by a crafty DIYer like Katie at Impatiently Praying for Patience.  She found this barrister on the curb and gave it some paint and chicken wire loving.  I think painting the inside of the cabinet was the perfect way to showcase the chicken wire.

You can add shirred fabric panels behind to keep out dust or hide messes.
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But if you'd like to keep out dust and show off your dishes, Bendheim Cabinet Glass has just added chicken wire glass to their extensive catalog of cabinet glass.

I receive updates from Bendheim, because I've bought glass from them before.  You may recall the wavy glass in the liquor hutch we built.  I showed it off here.  We also used some reeded glass in our kitchen which I'll show off someday, if I ever declare my kitchen officially finished.  I was so excited to see the new chicken wire glass in my e-mail and have designs dancing around in my head for my in-laws' future kitchen.

Thanks for popping in and checking out my current obsession.  Bendheim Glass did not pay me or perk me for the mention.
French Country Cottage


  1. What great inspiration for wired glass! Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

  2. There's something just so French about that chicken wire. Beautiful! :)

    xoxo laurie

  3. Was all set to use metal mesh in my hutch when a well-meaning friend gave us some art glass. So glass it will be! Still love the wire look, though.

  4. LOVE the idea of chicken wire! Have never seen that before!

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  5. What awesome ideas! And I think the chicken wire adds such a nice touch!
    Happy Friday! :)

  6. So fun! I like the look too, especially the first blue cabinet. Not sure it would fit in my house, but it's still pretty to look at!

  7. I love the sweet cabinet with the blue inside!! She did a great job on that!


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