Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Make Your Own Wire Wall Grid





I love the recent trend for wire wall grids and have been drooling over this one from Urban Outiftters for ages...




I get lots of inspirational prints from my monthly treat box from TreatBoxUK and I'm a big fan of printables as anyone who follows me on Pinterest will know and this seemed perfect for my ever changing selection (but not at the price Urban Outfitters were charging!)

SO....I made my own!


Make your own wire wall grid

Supplies:


  • Wire mesh grid (found in the garden section of your local DIY/Garden Centre) Approx 61cm x 92cm
  • Spray primer - Hycote Grey Primer , 400ml
  • Spray paint in your colour of choice - I went for Copper
  • Newspaper for floor covering
  • Face mask (just to be careful)


After lots of trawling the internet I found that I could get a large wire mesh grid - if you look up Apollo Galvanised Welded mesh panel you'll find the type of thing I used.

In the end I (and by 'I' I mean hubby who was sent on a shopping mission) found some at The Range for only £2.99.  Luckily Mr H bought two because the first one I cocked up!!

YOU WILL NEED TO USE PRIMER.  On my first attempt I happily sprayed the whole thing (outside - you need ventilation) but although it covered well it just remained tacky.  Not ideal when it was going to be up on my pretty wallpaper!

Attempt 2 - I used primer and then after allowing 24 hours drying time I applied Plastikote spray paint in Copper .

After 24 hours - VOILA!

Wire Wall Grid by 2plus1plusme.blogspot.co.uk




Totally simple, plenty of room (bigger than the one at Urban Outfitters) and came in at around £16!  Bargain.