How to: DIY Modern Wall Art in Under 30 Minutes

DIY Modern wall art in under 30 minutes
Photo: Rachel Brewer

When it comes to revamping a room in my home or studio, I love wall art projects because they usually give you the most bang for your buck in terms of transforming a space. Admittedly though, I don't always have the time it takes to create awesome DIY art pieces. So, I came up with a modern, minimal way to add great artwork to your walls in under 30 minutes and thought I'd share the tutorial,  in case you're always in a time crunch for DIYs like I am. Continue Reading

5 Minute DIY: Magnetic Scroll Frame (No Woodworking Required!)

DIY Hanging Poster Frame

Get ready, gang, because this is a fast one! I love having art all throughout my house, but I don’t love buying frames. They’re so expensive. I don’t own any rare art, so it seems silly to buy frames that cost more than the original artwork itself. I like the trending, vintage-y look of a scroll frame, but enjoy the freedom of being able to switch out art pieces, like with a traditional frame. So why not both? Continue Reading

How To: Hang A Gallery Wall The Easy Way (And Get It Right The First Time!)

tips for hanging a gallery wall
photo: Janette Crawford

Who doesn’t want a gallery wall in their home? It’s an easy way to fill the wall and make any space more complete. While it can seem daunting to get each photo perfectly spaced and hung, it’s really not harder than a few extra steps taping paper to the wall!      

 

tips for hanging a gallery wall
photo: Janette Crawford

Check out these tips by Janette Crawford over on Momtastic!

How to Hang A Gallery Wall by [Janette Crawford for Momtastic]

Make It: 5-Minute DIY Textured Frame

diy textured frame
photo: Proper

This month, we’ve been scouring the web looking for budget decor projects. From furniture to wall art, I’ve tried to do my research. And I realized this project falls right into the theme! You just need a bunch of old jewelry to do it!      

 

diy textured frame
photo: Proper

Grab the hot glue gun and get ready to whip up a bunch of new frames in a matter of minutes. See the how-to over on Proper! Continue Reading

Curbly Giveaway: Win Two Picture Frame Galleries from Change of Art ($300 value)

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, I know some of you are looking for a creative gift for your special person/pet/self. Well, look no further! A gallery wall of picture frames from Change of Art fits the bill perfectly; just fill it up with some family snapshots and you’re ready to go! We’ll give you two! Read on to learn more about this week’s prize, and how to win!

Change of Art frames are built to make the picture framing and hanging process easier and faster than ever. Continue Reading

6 No-Sew Fabric Display Ideas

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Who says fabric is only for sewing?  I, a self-proclaimed fabric hoarder, have lots that I don’t see myself cutting into any time soon since I am waiting for the perfect project for it.  In the meantime, that beloved print can still make a statement in my home!  Framing fabric, like the photo above from Cape 27, is a great way to use fabric as art.  How about more easy ideas?   If you have a great, large-scale print that you love, why not stick it to a door?  Continue Reading

See your art framed and hanging on your wall BEFORE you buy it

Frame your art to preview before you buy

So you have a photograph you’d like to have enlarged and framed, but you’re not sure if it’s quite right for the wall/room you have in mind in which to display it. Or perhaps you’ve found what you think might be the perfect print for that bare wall in your digs. These familiar situations are no longer conundrums with art.com‘s cool MyFrameShop. The feature allows users to virtually frame pictures in their Facebook, Picasa or Flickr accounts OR straight off their computers OR those works in art.com’s collection. Continue Reading

Create Professional Design Elements Using Stock Wood Molding

created at: 04/06/2010

Stock wood trim is one of the best kept secrets at the home improvement store. If you’ve seen the choices of wood molding available but you don’t really know how you can use it, check out these design and architectural elements for some DIY inspiration. All you’ll need to get started is an inexpensive miter box, some wood glue, nails and a tape measure.

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Better Homes & Garden’s DIY site has more great design ideas for you to consider. Continue Reading