Wall of Frames

I have had this bare wall for awhile.  It was really bare.  Like so bare that it made you want to stare at it because it looked so awkward bare. 

Before

 

I kept trying to hang different things on it.  Mirrors, Pictures, you can see a couple items in the background that were my rejects at one time.  It was not just a blank wall, but a wierd blank wall that did not look right with anything.  I think it had something to do with the size of it and that it is in the entry so the door opens and covers it.  Whatever the case, I didn’t like it.

 

After

A wall of frames!  Empty ones, filled ones, frames!  It is brilliant, the door doesn’t hide half of a picture when I open it, it looks centered, yet random, it fixed the problem.  I just need to take down my little carved tribal head guy, he doesn’t look right anymore.  But that is ok, I was over him.  Anyhow on to the frames.

 

I like the idea of putting little things in a few of the frames that are special to us.  Not sure what else I will do here, but here is what I have done so far. 

In the frame below is a photograph that my brother took when he was in college in Idaho.  It is a really beautiful picture and I have always loved having it hang in my home.  It is one of my favorite things.  And it makes me think of my baby brother. 

 

In our smallest little frame I put one of our tickets to Bonnaroo Music Festival from 2006.  Those of us who know us know that was when we “fell in love”, but that is another story.  Sigh.  Anyhow, it is a special reminder for us to see everyday. 

 

I like my rag right (that is what the YHL people are calling this type of arrangement) frame wall.  You can see that post of thiers here.   I love thier little tutorials, I used thier idea of cutting paper frames to hang before you hang the actual pictures, er, frames, to see if it looks good.  What a great tip!

I have been seeing frame walls a lot.  A few places I saw examples are here, and here, and here

My wall still has some evolving to do, but there is the basic outline  I am picturing some cool architectural element in the middle of my large frame.  Something that stands off the wall somehow.  We will see what I end up finding.  It may take some time to stumble upon the perfect item.

 

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Wall of Frames — 2 Comments

  1. Looks great! What a great place to put mementos and special memories. I just saw where a gal put silhouettes of her cats in empty glassless frames and it was really cool. I might have to do that but of my kiddos. I’m not liking my dogs at the moment, lol!

    Megan

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