Using Empty Frames: A Classic Idea That Still Works

Using Empty Frames: A Classic Idea That Still Works

Abby Stone
Aug 6, 2009

080609-frame01.jpgWe run into the best and simplest ideas time and again. They always make us take a second look. What they have in common is their simplicity, their elegance and the way they can take junk, add it to chaos and form something riveting...still. Take the idea of using frames on your wall, as seen in PaperNStitch's photos from the Apartment Therapy LA Group Pool...

Walk around LA, browse your local flea market, rummage through someone's garage and chances are you'll find an empty frame or two or three. Yeah, you could go through the trouble of getting glass fit, finding just the right piece of art to go with it, blah blah blah or you could just put it up on the wall, framing something, framing nothing as the spirit moves you. It's the frames that become the art. It's simple, it's inexpensive and it always works. Need a focal point in a room and don't have a lot of cash to work with, try it. Alternate idea: once you have all the frames hung, paint them to match your wall colour or paint them all a strong contrasting colour.

For more of PaperNStitch's (aka Danielle's) simple but elegant home, click here

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[image: PaperNStitch, from the Apartment Therapy LA Group Pool]

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