Recently a reader asked us where one could find inexpensive frames. Well, it doesn’t get much cheaper than a dollar. That’s right! I found metal frames with glass, not plastic, overlays that cost one dollar in the discount bin at Target. (Unfortunately, I can’t find them online . . . I think it’s a “go to the store and buy them” type of deal) Then I took catalogues and magazines that I had sitting around and ripped out interesting images that I admired.
I scattered the frames in various places throughout my house that needed a little pick me up. The moral of the story: it only takes $1 (and some creative energy) to add style to your home.
In what has become my “girly corner” hidden away next to my closet, I hung the two fashion spreads to fill out the empty spaces on the wall.
I’m still not sure this works, but I’ve always wanted to try taking a pair of similar images, hanging one and leaning the other one below it on a table. It gives it an official, fancy appearance. The images are actually from the New York Times Magazine; they are photographs of the national pond hockey tournament.
For months, my hallway table-and-mirror arrangement has been quite lopsided, with the two oil paintings on the left side and nothing on the right. I fixed this with two interior scenes that I framed and hung on top of each other. Feels much more finished.