Frames and Stripes For Now

Frames and Stripes For Now

Hope you enjoyed your weekend. I love Fall! Changing colors, falling leaves and cool temperatures. The only thing I don’t like is what follows. Cold temperatures, inclement weather and shoveling snow. Oh well, not going to think about that just yet. I am going to stay in the present moment and enjoy the here and now.

Had a great time today particiapting in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Queens. My friend, Andrea, who sadly lost her sister Marcia this year, invited me to join her team and I graciously accepted. You can read more about it here. It was a huge turnout and a beautiful “feel good” day and it was nice to share the memory of her sister with her and her family and contribute toward “making strides toward a world with more birthdays”.

And lest importantly, but deeply gratifying, I finally got a chance to embellish my striped wall. It took awhile, but I amassed a collection of oval frames from various thrift stores; they are so much harder to find then their rectangular counterparts. At first, I was going to do all oval frames but later decided to mix them up. This is how they looked before.

After spray painting them glossy white, I first layed them on the floor along with my upcycled mirror and tested it out with a paper arrangement before hanging them on the wall.

I used Command Picture Frame Strips to hang them instead of using nails; that way I can change the design and not have to worry about repairing any holes. It’s a velcro adhesive mix that works fabulously. Love them! And here is how it turned out.

Here are some closeups.

Each frame is uniquely it’s own with plain, flat, rounded and detailed surfaces are now married by color. I especially love this one, although small it has a mighty presence.

And the little detials on this one demand a little more attention.

I am quite satisfied, but knowing me, I might will most likely change or rearrange them whenever I get in one of those redesign moods.
What do you think?

I am going to hop over to a few DIY parties mentioned below. Care to join me?

First stop is Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Night Special. I am really late for this one, but there is a special section devoted to frames (be sure and dance your way all the way to the bottom). Then it’s off to Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday, Domestically Speaking: The Power of Paint and Mustard Seed Creations:Furniture Feature Friday.

8 Responses

  1. That’s very creative of you! Those frames are to die for. Btw, thanks for visiting my blog. I’m a follower now and hoping that we’ll have more mutual visits in the future.

  2. love the colors you chose for your striped wall. Good idea to use paper to mark out your frame arrangement!

  3. This is awesome! I love that the stripes have three colors instead of just two. Love the frame arrangement. You have a great eye!

  4. I really the stripes with the empty frames. My friend did the frames in her bedroom. Its a cool look!

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