Friday, November 30, 2012

Cornered


I've been slowly adding things to our freshly painted family room walls, and most recently, I tackled that back corner.  It definitely needed something to balance out the pop of yellow in the frame on the left.  When I was deciding what to hang there, I couldn't help but think of using empty frames in some way.  I've pinned various images that I've been drawn to lately. 

Like this one from Real Simple.

Use empty picture frames to create visually striking geometric patterns against a wall.

And this one from My Colortopia.

overlap frames

And this one from Apartment Therapy.

love all of the empty frames except one

I ended up gathering unused frames from around my house and played around with an arrangement on the floor.  I couldn't tell if I was going to like it or not, so I just started hanging them with hopes that it would turn out and I wouldn't end up with a wall full of nail holes for nothing.  And...I loved it!


I had a general sense of the layout when I got started, but I made some changes along the way.  I spaced out the dark wood frames, one on each end and the big one in the middle.  Then I scattered the white, off-white, and birch ones throughout.  I kept the yellow frames on the one wall to balance out the yellow framed ribbon to the left of the couch.




I'm happy with how it turned out.  Especially since it was a FREE project because I had all of those frames on hand.  And if I didn't have them already,  I would have scoured some thrift stores or yard sales for super cheap ones. 

Have a great weekend!
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