Paint an old picture frame to add a colorful outline to a ho-hum cork board. Or, consider removing the corkboard and attaching chicken wire to the back of the frame and clipping memos or favorite photos to it, like Ashley Campbell. This simple project requires paint, chicken wire, a staple gun and a bit of creativity.
A nature-inspired combination of cream, light olive, ice blue and pink produces a lovely and inviting living room. The ornate picture frame is the room's focal point and brings a touch of old-world charm to the space. The black lampshade and side chair provide a "pop" of strong color against the light blue walls and soft colors of the room.
A gold-rimmed tray can transition black and gold decor from holiday to holiday. Use trays with a mirror as the base, as in this display, or DIY trays made out of items such as old picture frames. Then you can add in metallic accessories, like napkins, gold-dot LED votives and succulents in gold pots, to complete the look.
Create a centerpiece vignette for your island in your favorite style, whether it’s rustic, vintage or modern. Texas designer Janna Allbritton of Yellow Prairie Interior Design says if you’re going rustic, look in your garage with a fresh set of eyes for unexpected items to use on the island. An old picture frame or caddy, like on this island, could do the trick. Use one large piece to anchor the arrangement, then decorate around it, she says.
You can turn virtually any traditional entryway into a makeshift mudroom by utilizing your DIY skills. First, take an old dresser and dress it up with a fresh coat of paint. Then, use picture frames and chalkboard paint and add them to the center of each drawer front; these will serve as name plates, so each family member will have a designated place to properly store their winter gear and accessories. The case good itself will serve as an attractive piece of furniture in the foyer and take up minimal space.