I came across a Pin of a Pottery Barn Wire Mesh Wall-Mount Magazine Rack and loved the look but first of all, they are no longer available and secondly, I would never pay the Pottery Barn price for, well…anything. So I tried to replicate the look and this is what I came up with.
Pretty cool, huh? I LOVE them!!
I found some chicken wire at ReStore for $4 quite some time ago, and was just waiting for an opportunity to use it and this was the perfect opportunity!
Now, you can make these VERY easily and I’m going to show you how…
All you need is chicken wire, some sturdy wire cutters, and a pair of needle nose pliers.
This is the diagram of how to cut the chicken wire.
After cutting the chicken wire, you need to bend it.
After you bend the wire you will begin to be able to see how it will take shape.
Now bring the edges of the chicken wire together and twist with needle nose pliers.
This is what the edges will look like once they are all twisted together.
It took a while to get all the edges twisted together, but the finished product was totally worth the work!
My Better Half mounted them on the wall by taking a cable staple and breaking it in half.
He then screwed it into the wall for extra support. He placed one on each side of the top and one in the middle of the bottom.
These are surprisingly sturdy and work perfectly for magazines, notebooks, or file folders.
So, for $4 I made both of these Chicken Wire Magazine Racks and I still have some chicken wire left for another project…not to bad, huh?
I got some great pointers for these at Infarrantly Creative. She made some hardware cloth ones. You can see them here.