I have been so inspired by the couple at Young House Love. Sherry and John have tackled just about every home improvement and decorating project you can think of. They have fabulous ideas, step-by-step tutorials, and even “How To” videos.
Their site was a great guide in helping me create my own wall of asymmetrical frames. I really like what they did here. I learned some tips for composing a frame arrangement by watching their instructional video.
I thrifted these
hideous lovey pieces of framed art (can you sense my sarcasm?). Who would display a rainbow colored illustration of angelic 14 year old’s in their home? It’s beyond me. But I liked the size and shape of the frame, so for a couple bucks, it was worth it. The same goes for the square “Every day offers many gifts, untie the ribbons” frame. Cute…I guess. In an early-90’s-Aunt-Betsy’s-country-kitchen kind of way. I really liked the oval frame to mix up the shapes a bit. The rest of the frames I had at home.
So, I took apart all the frames and started spray painting them flat white. I’m not gonna lie, it took quite a few coats. Like 5 or 6. Tip: make sure you spray all of the inside and outside edges, as well as the main frame area. Try to coat them as evenly as possible. Many light coats work better than a couple heavy (and drippy) coats.
This is what my craft room looked like while I was figuring out what to put in the frames and started cutting mats for them. Disaster area. That’s what inevitably happens when I start making something. All the rulers come out. Paper ends up everywhere. Every surface is used – floor, table, desk. Isn’t it great? Ideas and creativity at work!
And of course, I clean it all up eventually. That part is great too.