Do you have some treasures lying around that are precious and dear to your heart?
Might they be graphically appealing or just pretty to look at?
Are they awkward to display and not given the gravitas they deserve just sitting on a shelf somewhere?
Maybe you have an outstanding oddball collection of stuff that would be an awesome conversation piece when appropriately displayed.
Want to have that stuff put away under glass so that it is easy to dust?
Then frame it for wall decor!
I have been collecting images over the past few years of interesting items I've seen in shops and antique shows all framed up beautifully to create very personal and interesting wall decor.
If you have some interesting items you've collected over the years, you might want to think about framing them. :-)
Check out these examples below.
I spotted some of these in the booths at Arbor Antiques in my recent trip to Round Top.
Even the most ordinary items can look special all framed up. These were spotted a few years ago at Memorial Antiques and Interiors in Houston.
I saw these tribal beads at Design House in Houston. They make for an interesting wall hanging, adding texture and a warm wood element into a space.
This, below, is the window display I designed a few years ago for Memorial Antiques in Houston. I placed an interesting framed gilded wood carving artifact in the vignette. Love that it was on white matting with a white frame. It stood out nicely on the dark wall color I used, Benjamin Moore, Shadow.
I have to mention these natural insects and shells, seen at Las Vegas market from Pheromone.
I framed my daughter's artwork, from when she took art in school, when I redid my kitchen. These little paper mache houses look so cool matted and framed in white.
I recently had a suzani textile that I bought at market years ago framed for my dining room. I did it in a plexi box with a linen backing. I love how plexi boxes give a more modern look to any objects framed within.
Do you have some interesting items you might want to see displayed as art? Maybe this post gave you some food for thought. :-)
Here are a few more posts to peruse on wall decor ideas.