Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Simple White Frame
Move over grocery store bouquets, I have a new favorite low-cost accessory, the simple white frame. Garage sales and thrift stores are loaded with frames. Concentrate on the shape when shopping, just about any frame can be sprayed white. Adding a white mat to your frame adds to the finished look.
Filling your frames without adding to the cost shouldn't be difficult. You no doubt have a few things you could use right under your nose. I used a print that I bought earlier this year and a few fabric remnants to fill the frames you see above. Old art books, a child's drawings or pictures from a favorite vacation are all good choices.
Placed in simple white frames and clustered together, these flashcards from The Land of Nod would make a charming statement in a back entry hall or guest bath.
Frame a few favorites from an interesting set of playing cards, your friends will think you're so clever.
A grid of simple white frames with crisp white mats is a timeless look. Lakeitha from Home to Three Duncan Boys filled frames with pages from a book that she found for just $2. This is a great spring/summer look, but she could easily replace the pages in the fall for an entirely new look.
Prop a couple on a floating shelf or fill them with colorful greeting cards or pages from a child's picture book for a fresh look like the one below from Pottery Barn Kids.
Alone or hung in a group, a clean lined white frame is a classic accessory that will never go out of style.