I used my handy dandy
tools hot glue gun and attached a piece of jute to the back of the frame a couple inches from the top--knowing that whatever hung in there, needed to look relatively centered. This is the art that is in there most of the time: I don't know who the artist is, but we got it from a banquet for the amazing organization, Sower of Seeds International. The verse here is Psalm 18:19, "He rescued me, because He delights in me." I love it. What a good reminder for my soul.
Every now and then, I like to change things up. I don't have pictures of it--but at Christmas, I turn it into an advent calendar. I sometimes use it for sweet, Nickerbean art:
Look! This is a space from a house featured on Fixer Upper. I just wanted to give you another example of open frames being used. Hold on really quick while I get this look for less, I mean, free.
Like I said, I did this really quickly. The metal envelope thing was in the playroom (pictures of that room are here) its painted navy which wouldn't work in here but I actually like the look better than I thought I would. If I were going to make it a more permanent fixture, I might buy one of these two wall hangers below. As for the magnolia leaves, if you're local, come help yourselves, they are all over our yard. : )
So there you go, 5 ways that I shopped my house and switched up some wall decor for free. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you don't have to use decor for its original purpose. Sometimes, just moving something to a new wall or room (or framing it) can give it a fresh new look.
Just some tips before I go:
Always hang art at eye level, sometimes even lower depending on where its hanging. You want a frame to be close enough to the top of a sofa, chair or table, that it looks like the two go together. If there is too much of a gap the pieces look disconnected and the framed art looks like its floating.
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What about you? Do you have any open frame art in your house? Are you a decor switcher-arounder? or does that give you anxiety? I wanna know.
Thanks for reading, friends!
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