Tag Archives: empty frames

Kids’ artwork display

20 Jun

Another one from the vault…love this clever way to hang children’s artwork at keep your “museum” display rotating and updated. Clever, clever, clever. 

In the frame

31 Jan

I written before about empty frames and how they can be a nice design feature. If you’ve got a blank wall just begging for attention, there aren’t many easier ways to adorn it than simply by using a grouping of interesting frames which can often be found on the cheap in bulk at yard sales and auction houses.

Here are two great examples — the first, white frames on a white wall — honestly something I would have never thought of doing myself but I love the effect.  I think this could be a really funky way to decorate at an office building which can often be pretty soul-less.

The second takes a completely different approach – more color, less uniformity and a combination of frames and mirrors.  And of course, I love the addition of the furry companion.

Two inexpensive artwork tips

21 Oct

Have you ever been stuck on a tight budget in need of something to throw up on the walls for a bit of pizzazz?  Here are two ideas I think are well worth considering…

First, think frames — you can get cheap and interesting frames at just about any yard sale, estate sale or auction and, when spray painted the same color, can make a really interesting piece or collection on the wall.  In this instance, used to frame a little eye candy — but sometimes, an empty frame on its own does the trick.

Second, think fabric —  you’ve probably seen this quite a bit if you’re an IKEA devotee  but if you take a look at images across the web, you’ll find lots of imaginative ways to showcase your favorite fabric or a coordinating fabric with your room.  One of the more unusual approaches  is to use a needlework round as your frame — this is so simple — it requires no special skill or framing expense and, perhaps best of all, the fabric can be changed on a whim or seasonally if you want to change up your look.