52 Creative Weeks #5: Framed

You might remember these from my Week 2 project:


Scraps of my favorite papers mounted on wood panels.  

When I mounted these, I intended on using them as filler for a small gallery wall I'd been planning for my large, empty dining room wall.  But literally a couple of days after finishing them, I ended up finding a big canvas print that was perfect for that space in my dining room.  

I knew I'd find a place for them eventually and I have!

I've decided that I still want to start a gallery wall, but on a smaller wall in my living room.  Since I've already got these mounted pieces and a few prints that I've purchased over the last few weeks, my creative mission for this week is to find some vintage or vintage-looking frames and to hang the pieces I already have to get started on my gallery wall!

So this week's project is a bit of a treasure hunt although I'm sure that in the end, there will be painting as well because you know how I love to transform things with a quick coat of paint! 

I'll be back at the end of the week with photos and details from my project, but for now I'm going to share some images that are inspiring me for this project:


courtesy of amye123.etsy.com

Like I said before, I'm a big fan of the theory that a little coat of paint can transform anything so of course, I'm in love with the idea of painting old frames.  I especially dig these colors.  


from design*sponge

I've been seeing lots of empty frames over the last year used as wall decor and even though I've seen it everywhere, I still find it to be quite clever.  


from because i'm addicted

Maybe not for my own home, but I love this monochromatic look with empty frames used as wall decor.  When it comes to my  home though, I prefer bursts of bright colors here and there, sort of like my illustrations.