Friday, July 27, 2012

Making Wall Photos Stand Out

These canvases were some of the first things to be hung in the new house, but I knew they needed a little something...

The black "frame" behind the pictures really makes them stand out on the wall.  Who says a frame has to go all the way around a picture?

I did something similar in our old bedroom to draw attention to the paintings behind the bed.
I painted the black rectangle right on the wall.

This is what the photo canvases looked like before I framed them

They were looking a little sad.

I just took an old IKEA shelf that was in a pile destined for Goodwill
filled the exposed side with joint compound

spray painted it

and I put it on the wall!  I used nails to hold the canvases to the board and anchored hanging wire to the back.  If you'd like to see how I made the canvases, click here.

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  1. wow! This is a great idea! Love it and probably will copy when and if I ever have the time!!

  2. Really does make those pics pop! Great idea to paint the one right on the wall!

  3. Great idea! It really makes your photos stand out.

  4. Love this idea! I will definitely try it out!

  5. The borders accentuate the pictures themselves. Definitely a great idea to single out each picture but make it look like part of a set. I'm glad I stumbled on your blog from the made with love Link up!

    Love and Whimsy

  6. Great project! I love it and can't wait to share.

    Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Wednesday at SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni

  7. love the photos! What a great inexpensive idea!

  8. It looks really great... Good thinking!

  9. What a great idea! It looks amazing!

  10. Looks good, great way to repurpose a shelf!

  11. Love this idea. It makes the photos more noticeable now.

  12. Great idea and it makes your already wonderful photos stand out.

  13. It does look so much better and makes the pictures stand out and unify them. Love them!



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