10.05.2010

Empty Frames

I am loving empty frames right now. And I unexpectedly came across quite a few at the thrift store so I was finally able to create my own picture frame arrangement inspired by these:

























And here is my arrangement below:



I was going to paint all the frames the same color, but I ended up loving the interest and character each frame had the way they came. I found this initial, which I thought would be nice to add to the arrangement. And I just found the other initial I needed so soon it will be complete! I can't wait to find more frames to add!

Check out the project from Amanda at The Shepard Life here. She also framed an initial (and funny how it is the same letter!). It definitely is a nice and cheap way to add some unique decor to a space!

Image 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

37 comments:

Krystal said...

I really like this idea!

veronica said...

Oh my gosh! The initial is so cute. I really like this idea. I want to do one, too! great inspiration photos. :)

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a great idea...I love the yellow look on the top photo...There is something so special about those frame walls:) kisses my dear

Valerie said...

I love this! I've tried to do this in my apartment and it never quite looks this good. I'm inspired to try again though after seeing how yours came out. How fun that you come to LA often! We'll keep you posted about our next blogger date!

xo
Valerie

Cara said...

i like the white ones only

photohogger said...

Wow, the white on red looks so elegant. Who would have thought??

Bela said...

you know, dear friend, I have some new eyes for empty frames...I like them...thanks for showing me something I had never thought about before!!!
Great and sunny Wednesday!!!!! Love! Bela.

Marcie said...

Love this idea!! I may have to start collecting some awesome ones for my room.

xo M

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I have been loving that look lately too! I have a stack of old frames that I have been meaning to do that with. Your wall looks great and I love the addition of the "S"

Leah said...

Oh I love this look too! I did it in my bedroom and it is seriously the best thing I have done!!!!

Great post doll!

Luvs!

Taj Acosta said...

Very cute! Love the color on your wall by the way!

Gloria said...

You did a wonderful job! Perfect addition to your beautifully colored wall...:)

this free bird said...

How fun Shawna! I love your wall...keep showing updates as you add more frames because it's going to keep getting better and better :)

xoxo,
Carrie

Lisa Griffin said...

When i first read this i did a ,"say what?" but your arrangement is adorable! i have an empty patch over my couch and this may be just the ticket!
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MarchMusings said...

What a cool idea. It adds a nice angle to the wall. I even like the frames painted all white

koralee said...

I am soooo with you...I have a wall filled with empty white frames and I love love love it! I do love those yellow ones though. xoxooxxo

Bringing Pretty Back said...

LOVE the hallway with the all white frames. so pretty!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Rosie said...

Greetings Sweet One...
I love empty frames...I always wonder, what dear soul used to live there.
Happy Wednesday my dear...sending a you the BIGGEST hug...love Rosie

Style Attic said...

They may be empty, but they sure hold my attention! Love the crooked one, love the white! XO, Kelly

Sara Louise said...

Clever idea! Yours looks great :-)
I love the last two images, the white on white and the colored frames, fab!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I love the empty frame idea!

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow i LOVEEE that first picture with the yellow frames, it's soo charming! would do anything to have those frames in my possession haha!

Erin said...

Your blog is so lovely. I do love empty frames myself, I decorate my house with them a lot.

Jaclyn said...

love this, we had piles of old frames that we used to create a big picture wall in our apartment - cheapest decorating idea ever. great job!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Looking so artistic!
Have a happy Wednesday and a happy happy rest of the week. xxx

ceo said...

Love the black and white...... frames...

xxx
CEO

Beth Dunn said...

That is a very cool look!
xoxo
SC

Annie said...

Wow, I never saw this before! What a cool idea and I love your arrangement. You're so talented Shawna!!

Diana Mieczan said...

ps: I am hosting a really sweet GIVEAWAY today, so please join in:) ...I bet you will love it!!!
Kisses

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love this! Am thinking of doing the same thing in bedroom in lieu of a headboard, it is fabulous! Good job! XX!

Kristin said...

SUCH a beautiful look. I especially love the first one!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

makes such a statement

Sarah Nicole said...

I love the different colored ones above your arrangement. I love your arrangement as well. This is such a good idea!

Oh, My Darling said...

What a cool aesthetic!

georgia~gigi said...

Oh so charming! They look great up against your very pretty blue wall!
Look at you sharing your creativity, love it!
Lots of Love and Big Smoochies
gi gi

Cornflake said...

Must be one of my favourite posts simply because it resonates so much with me at the moment.

I have an electic collection of old and new frames on my wall above my sofa which I'm going to reveal v soon. I'm frame mad right now! ;-)
xx

Cornflake said...

I'm so slow, I was about to add you have to show us yours and you have! Wonderful, I love the way you have kept the colours and added an initial too and framed it! Three guesses for what that stands for ;-) Wish I could have your blue walls!
Xx