Monday, January 16, 2012


Frames are the name of the game today.  This project was not on my list (here) but is something that I have wanted to to do for a while now.  In the last year our Master bedroom has undergone a huge transformation.  We did not knock down walls or anything quite that dramatic, but it went from a white box with no personality to paint on the walls, matching bedding, furniture...etc. 

The walls are Secret Passage from Olympic Paint (Satin, NO-VOC).  Not a huge game changer from the white, but the paint makes the room feel a lot more special to us.  When we first got married we bought a chest of drawers, the four poster bed and a side table all in black.  The two armoires you see (you'll see the other in a minute) were painted black to match (Black Magic, Olympic Paint) and the smaller bedside table was purchased in the same color.  If the exercise bike assaults your senses...we are oh so sorry!  We actually like the bike where it is and if it's good enough for my gal Bethenny Frankel, it's good enough for me.  I bought new bedding, curtains and rugs for the room and stopped there.  I never knew what to hang on the walls before I painted and I was stuck again. Frame collages have been popping up all over the place on Pinterest and other DIY blogs that I love, so I thought that I would give it a go.

I started by laying the frames out on the floor...

 Sorry for the bad picture, my iphone was handy so, there you go.  My careful planning ended there.  I am far too impatient to measure everything out and ended up with a few extra holes in the wall than I intended.  Matt laughed at me a little, but I am quite handy with spackle and paint, so it's okay.  This is how the frames ended up on the wall...

While at the Holy Land Ikea I picked up all of the small white frames that you see.  They were $1.99 each, for the two beveled frames and $4.99 for the other frame that can double as a shadow box.   The two larger silver frames are from Target.  Normally those frames would start at $9.99-14.99 depending on the size.  I don't have the receipt in front of me, but I paid around $12 for the pair as they were on clearance.  I did not mind that they were silver because I was considering painting them.  I am leaving them silver though because of the subtle metallic "thing" that I am going for here.  It also ties in my sweet antique mirror which you can read more about here.

You will notice that there isn't art in any of the frames yet, but one step at a time I say.  I am having a hard time finding something that I "love."  That may take a while, but for now, we are enjoying just the frames!  I know that sounds crazy, but they make me smile when I see them...I love our home, what can I say (besides thank you, thank you, thank you, Jesus.)  

*Paisley bedding is Liberty of London, curtains are Target Home, as well as the black lattice mirror.  The gray rugs (on either side of the bed) are from ikea along with the light fixture.  Any other items were thrifted, bought at garage sales or hand-me-downs.

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