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.

Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings,
Jamie

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15 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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!

    -Milynn
    Love and Whimsy

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  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

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

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

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  9. What a great idea! It looks amazing!

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

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

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

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

    Alyssa

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