I recently rescued this curio cabinet from the curb. Actually, my friend called and said she was hauling it to the curb, but she would let me come and grab it from the living room if I wanted it. I guess I technically DID save it from the curb...
It was missing a panel of glass, and I immediately thought I would remove the other two panels of glass and replace all the panels with chicken wire. However, I ended up really crushing on some "poultry mat", and used that instead. Poultry mat is more similar to a screen, but much sturdier. I gave this gal a good cleaning, a coat of primer and two coats of paint, then used a faux finishing glaze to distress her. When I attached the poultry mat, it was just too shiny for the look I was going for, so I (haphazardly!) brushed some paint on the mat, giving it a time-worn look.
Seriously yummy, right?! I am so happy with this piece! Do you have something with glass or a mirror that you are waiting to have repaired? Maybe consider replacing the glass with something else. Chicken wire, perhaps?
This may not be the most clever project I have completed, but I think the transformation is just fantastic, and I hope you like it, too!