Mismatched Frames

Mismatched Frames

My son’s room hosts three, yes three, IKEA desks – and not because he’s a homework lover, but only because there is nowhere else to place those desks (in our old house they used to be in three different rooms).  I also had to fill this long-long-long wall  in his room with some furniture –  which I didn’t have  – so the IKEA desks worked out perfectly.

Before Wall

Now, the wall above the desks is left not only with a white canvas, but also me and my strikingly small, that is non-existent, collection of artwork. 

Luckily, I found these frames at a garage sale about two weeks ago.  I got all five frames for $5!

Frames Before

All frames were in different sizes, colors, materials. I brought them home, added a couple of others that I already had, spray painted them all in gray and only one in bright red, for color. I went through my son’s artwork that I’ve collected over the school years, and picked the ones representative of each era, framed them, and voila!

Photo Wall After

A couple of tricks to share:

Before hanging them, I laid them on a flat surface and moved them around a few times to find out how I liked them best.  I took a picture and started by hanging the middle one first.  With the picture on my phone, I was able to hang the other ones around.Layout

This one came with no glass.  No worries!  I taped the picture with double-sided tape directly on the wall, in the middle of the frame.

Red FrameThis was actually a clock that stopped working.  I just removed the face of the clock, and kept the frame!

Boat Frame

And this wonderful piece of art was too small for the frame.  I didn’t have anything to use as a border, so I just added some yellow wrapping paper!

Yellow Frame

2 Responses to Mismatched Frames

  1. This I have to do. I had this exact conversation with my friends here in Bucharest the other day. We all have a huge pile of drawings that we never actually get to see and enjoy.

    • Hi!! There will be another post, soon, on what to do with that huge pile of drawings that many of us have! You and your friends will love it!

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