Décor for a Dollar

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.

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About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.
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One Response to Décor for a Dollar

  1. Stephanie says:

    I love how you worked in these frames with the other pieces and how your “corner” by the closet looks. I especially love that you have a necklace hung as art. I’ve seen that around and think it looks so awesome.

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