Tuesday, September 6, 2016

My Five Favorites - Displaying DIY Artwork

Hey friends, hope you enjoyed a fabulous long weekend! 
I'm sure I'll have my days mixed up all week, but I'm not complaining, only
a few days till Friday! 
This month we're focusing on Art for My Five Favorites, I'm sharing my favorite
ways to display art and it so happens most of it is DIY. I'm always changing my
pieces around moving them from room to room, and mixing it up. It's such an easy way
 to give your space a new look. I'm anxious to see what my friends are sharing,
 be sure to check them out, too. 

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

I'm thrilled to introduce our talented guest this month ~ Jennifer @ The Chronicles of Home.
She has a crazy, amazing range of skills and isn't a light weight DIYer! She's not intimidated
 by power tools, and is just as comfortable whipping up a gourmet meal in her beautiful
kitchen she renovated! 

The Chronicles of Home

Let's check out my favorites:

Grid Focal Point
These inexpensive DIY Abstracts were created as a focal point for the large space
 above a headboard. You can see them in this Budget Guest Room Reveal.
We used 24 (5x7) gold IKEA frames, $5 each, and simply swished a scribble of paint on
 computer paper and framed them.  

Low Placement on Wall
I love the unique look of artwork placed lower on the wall. The French settee and
 global prints are a fun contrast of styles, too. This is another budget friendly and
 colorful DIY, I Framed Batik Fabric from Joanns. The pattern and color possibilities
 are endless, these frames were a score from a thrift store, but IKEA sells similar in a
 variety of sizes and very reasonably priced.  

Vignettes with layered artwork always draw me in, it gives the room a collected feel
 and adds another level of interest. Although the black and white artwork looks like the
popular abstracts, it's simply another framed piece of fabric.   

Hanging on a Bookcase
I tried my hand at a DIY abstract for our Summer Home Tour, I knew I wanted a larger
statement piece to help my blue and white color scheme flow from room to room.
I always hang artwork on the front of my bookcase, and love the versatility of changing
it out whenever I change up the decor. 
(Sorry, I couldn't begin to tell you how I created the abstract, it looks nothing close to what I was going for!) 

Eclectic Gallery Wall 
I always keep my eyes open for artwork when I'm thrifting, and love to mix my finds
with framed DIY abstract scribbles, and one of my favorite ornate gold mirrors.
I buy what I love and it works ~ nothing matchy or pre-planned.
I created this collection for our Spring Home Tour.

Stop by and check out these talented friends' favorites:

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

You might like these previous Five Favorites, too:

Ways to Mix Metals


Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...

All your examples are so pretty. Love it

Cassie Bustamante said...

i love layering art- it adds so much character and depth immediately!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I have always loved how you mix abstract pieces with ornate and traditional furniture or accessories. You are the master of creating vignettes and your art groupings are no exception!

lori said...

Such great lessons and so helpful to have the examples all in one post. Thank you Professor Pam!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

These are great, Pam! I think the hardest part to those grid walls is hanging everything straight and evenly spaced!!

Nancy said...

nice tips! the eclectic gallery wall with the mirror is my fave :)

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

Great ideas, Pam! I love layering mirrors and art, I totally agree with you that it lends a collected look. Thanks so much for inviting me to guest host with you guys, and thank you for saying such nice things about me!

Unknown said...

You are simply soooo good with art - that eclectic wall is amazing for being totally unplanned! And I need to do some fabric framing - love that!

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