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. 

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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.