Farmhouse Chicken Wire Bathroom Linen Cabinets


Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture had a vision in mind when she spotted these old wooden cabinets for sale. She knew they’d make great linen cabinets for bathroom storage, so she gave them a new rustic farmhouse look with the color Dune Grass and some chicken wire!

Hello everyone!

Are you ready for Christmas? I’m not done yet. Last week to go, right?

When I saw these cabinets, I just knew I had to have them because I knew exactly what I wanted to do to them. They were tall and perfect for a transformation, and I could picture them in a bathroom for towels and storage.

First I knew these were handmade with solid wood, and that there would be natural tannin bleed through. I find the more you sand down the wood, the more bleed through happens, so I like to scuff lightly but not so much that you’re down to bare wood. I also cleaned both cabinets with vinegar to remove any surface dirt.

Once these two steps were done, I started to prime. I did two coats of primer leaving a few hours in between coats so that the primer could settle.

Once the primer was dry and left for a few hours to sit, I started to apply the color, Dune Grass. I did about 2-3 coats of paint and then used a mix of Tough Coat and Clear Coat as a sealant.

I used more Tough Coat on the shelves as those are used the most and need to be durable.

Once dried and settled I started to work on the chicken wire. You can get different shapes and sized gaps like the hexagon shape I got. Measure your panels or door and cut to size. Wear gloves so you don’t get scratched like I did from the wire. Yikes!!

Once you’ve measured each panel or one door panel you can either staple them to the back of the door making sure to clean up the ends so they aren’t sticking out, or if there are grooves from previous glass or plastic panels like mine, you can stick the wire into those and staple to secure.

Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

To see more examples of projects using chicken wire, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of these chicken wire bathroom linen cabinets!


Megan {Lubbly Jubbly Furniture}

Hi there, I’m Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture. I grew up in the UK and came to Canada when I was 17.  I am a Mother of 4 and married to my amazing husband – this business of mine wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for him. I started painting furniture almost four years ago as a hobby grew to a real business in March of 2018. I love to restore furniture and just starting painting canvases as well. I’m really enjoying what I do and I continue to work harder and have fun while doing it!

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