We all have a stack of family photos hidden away somewhere, or tucked inside an album or two. Perhaps you have a pile of photography prints, in plain sight, still waiting to be hung on the walls. I know I am guilty of this one. Maybe, like me though, you just haven't figured out the best way to display those piled up photos yet. Let's face it, the fridge just isn't what it used to be. So, it's time to give those photos the proper home they deserve, with this Curbly original roundup: 15 cool ways to display photography and family photos in your home.
Over at ManMade, Chris has a sweet tutorial on making hip, colorful typographic string art:
It's easy enough to do with your kids, and cool-looking enough to actually hang on the wall.
I'll admit it, most crafts lose me. However, this craft-ish wall decor is right up my alley. A small investment of time and money yields an eye popping payoff on your wall or mantel. (Inexpensive way to cover up big nail holes in a blank wall too.) Grace, from Sense and Simplicity, made this this textural joy (ha!), as well as divulging insider tips for not screwing it up. Look at those letter ends! All you need is
What to do with a bunch of toilet paper and paper towel cardboard tubes? Make door frame decor out the them, of course. Other items Lindsay used in its creation include
Mandy from Vintage Revivals is one industrious DIY-er. I just love this 3D, three panel wall art she created out of wood panels and branches. I'm a sucker for trees and branches. She even admits her first attempt at painting the wood panels was a flop. A true DIY-er always has some mishaps along the way. Her final product is wunderbar!
Spotted this great idea over at Ikea Hacker today. The maker used recycled drawer fronts from Akurum drawers. Of course, you wouldn't even need
Filed in the 'how clever is this?!' folder is Candy's use of an old card table as wall art. She noticed a stack of them at the side of the road. When she spotted the black and white table in the pile, she knew where it was going and what she was going to do with it. Home and on the wall!
Photo from The Style Files
Lately I've noticed more than a few picture arrangements being hung curiously high on the wall. I'm not sure if this is due to a bona fide trend, or if individuals (close friends and relatives of mine) aren't aware that there are, in fact, some general rules to follow that bring cohesiveness and balance to an arrangement.
A few packs of push pins, a pin board, a dash of inspiration (and possibly a little too much time on your hands at work) And Voila! Gloriously geeky wall art! It's Mario. And push pins. And genius. Golf claps and whoop whoops to you, clever chaps at the Student Computing Center at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Personally I just don't think I'd have the pushpin-application chops to do this freehand like these guys, but maybe some square lined paper would keep things from going wonky.
Have a peek at the close ups, they really are pretty awe-inspiringly marvelous
buroJet’s Plano collection looks like funky art, but it’s only art when it’s not being furniture, which, by the way, takes up no floor space. A very interesting concept that would be fun to try to DIY! Via.
Recently, I received a promotional package in the mail from Dow Chemical with all the supplies needed to make modular wall decor.
The box included:
four 12" x 12" x 15/16" pieces of Styrofoam,
four 12" x 12" sheets of black and white scrapbook paper,
several yards of 7/8" wide black grosgrain ribbon,
a bottle of Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue,
a bottle of Tombo Mono Aqua Liquid Glue,
Artist and designer Ilan Dei has four new wall decal prints available at Blik's. Choose from funky Gears, Gerbera, Pebbles and Anise, each of which is a 'fusion of Japanese minimalism and mid-century California modern'. Visit Blik's for color choices of each.
And for Curbliers in the LA area, Ilan is having a launch party of A.N.T., 'a new gallery space celebrating collaboration and community', this Sunday, November 4, 2007 from 5 to 7 pm at 2100...