>> Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Empty wall? Small budget? We’ve whipped up a creative (and inexpensive) solution.
Encountering a similar dilemma in our guest bedroom, we wanted to stick to our eco-chic theme and create inexpensive wall art using recycled materials.
Several large photo frames (we rescued ours up from local thrift stores & family members)
|-||Tape measurer & level if you are feeling precise…or you could just eyeball it like we did|
Let the fun begin! In just a matter of minutes we transformed this boring wall into a wondrous work of earth-friendly art.
First, play with your photo frames a bit until you find an arrangement that suits you. Line them up on the floor as you would want them to appear on the wall…
Next, if you are a bit OCD about getting the frames just right (no harm in being too careful) measure the distance between each frame and mark your wall accordingly or use the old trace & nail method…or just eyeball it and start hammering away like we did.
Wilkerson Word of Wisdom: Nails really work better than picture hangers in this case since most of the old frames we found didn’t have much for a picture hanger to “hang on” to.
Wilkerson Word of Wisdom: Have one droopy frame that won’t stay put? Just add another nail beside the first to create more support for the frame to rest on (make sure the two nails are level!)
That’s it! Once all of your frames are hung, you are one project (and one empty wall) ahead of the DIY game.
Now our wheels are turning about other around the house objects could we recycle as thrifty wall art. What are your thoughts? We’re dying to know!