Inspiration: Outdoor Shadow-Boxes

Canadian House & Home

Outdoor artwork is an intriguing idea to us; our inside artwork is often geared towards bringing the outside in, so what's the point if you're already outside? But if these shadow boxes are easy to open and close, they could be a cute way to instantly display shells, rocks and glass from the beach, for example.

Full disclosure: we're not hot on the particular colors and artwork pictured here, but we do like how the frames look distinctly outdoor and hardy, and not like a regular frame hung in the wrong place. The idea has potential, anyway.

Painted Garden Wall in Canadian House & Home

Image: Donna Griffith for Canadian House & Home