Blank walls sometimes make us so nervous that we run out to Pier One or World Market and buy generic pictures to cover the blankness. Ick! If you’re scared to pick up a paintbrush and a blank canvas, this simple idea from Easy DiY at Home shows you a simple way how to add metallic shine and bright repetitive pops (sorry, I swore I wouldn’t say that anymore) of color to alleviate the uncomfortable blankness. Continue Reading
Lion Brand is sponsoring a contest for which entrants have to submit pictures of their projects. To help contestants take the best pics possible, they’ve offered up some tips on how to take well-lit images without the aid of a light box or lights.
Their suggestion? Find a window or door, set a small table in front of it. Stretch a sheet, tablecloth or construction paper from the top of the table to the floor. Secure the sheet/tablecloth/paper with tape or weights. Continue Reading
You know those ‘grandma-type’ houses where the walls are jam-packed with frames of every size featuring every member on the family tree? I find them a bit overwhelming, but The Daily Decorator has found some very nice examples of how these over-populated walls can actually work. Check them all out right here.
Another handy, simple and very needed trick to keep pictures and light mirrors hanging straight and staying straight.
Again, Mike at How I DIY solves a problem I’ve had forever.
All you do is add those little soft, rubbery bumpers to the backs of the pictures and mirrors. The bumpers grip the wall to eliminate swings and shifts and they keep the frame from scratching the paint. BRILLIANT! Click here for the entire post.
Freelance photographer Michael Hughes started his practice of replacing the world’s landmarks and iconic images with cheap souvenirs in 1998, accumulating over 100 images taken in 200 countries. Basically, you could call what he does manual photoshopping. What’s funny about these fun images is they’re more interesting than the typical images of the real things. Although, I hope Mr. Hughes did get shots sans the souvenirs too. See his entire portfolio on his Souvenir’s flicker page. Continue Reading
This DIY photowall is a mighty fine project indeed, as is Erin’s update iink here. But what if you don’t fancy the linear, geometric grouping? What if you need to funk up the angles a bit, avoiding any order of inspiration whatsover?