Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Framing it up

The frames are finally up! These frames have been in piles in the storage room since we moved in just waiting to be loved on. Thanks to this gallery wall on the basement stairs I've managed to hang the vast majority. There are still a few spaces that could use something small so I'll be picking up more small canvases soon. I'm open to other ideas as well.

My goal was to just get the frames and canvases on the wall. I will figure out what goes inside later. It's hard enough to hang a gallery wall without trying to figure what colors look best next to what. I can now place more art and photos inside what has already been established. Clearly I have a lot more work to do.

The large black frames with a black edge inside were all purchased from the kids' school as fundraisers. Don't you love that racket? Twenty-five bucks a pop to buy your own kid's artwork! It all goes straight to the art department so we don't mind...much. Other than those pricey pieces the rest are up for a good face lift. Some are in dire need of repainting.

Going towards the top you can see how I clearly disregarded whatever was inside each frame. Knowing this will be their permanent home, I'll be better able to match each frame with an appropriate photo or artwork. I'll be swapping out a lot anyway. The main focus of this wall/space is the kids and their art. And I have no shortage of artwork to choose from!

Looking down towards the basement, you can again see the need for some artwork rearranging and photo filling. Also, I'm still contemplating what will fill the narrow wall on the bottom. I'm thinking one big piece...but what? Hmm...
I am loving the impact this one wall makes on our entire home. Nothing can make a house feel like your home more than photos on the wall.
So now I'm on to filling those blank spaces! What have you been up to lately? 

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