March 27, 2013 by Decorum DIYer
Have you ever owned a piece of artwork or two, or three, or four that just didn’t work in your space because the scale was all wrong?
You know, everything about the art works with the room: the subject matter, the colors, the style, but the piece, or even pieces, are just too small.
Although, I haven’t shown you Ascher’s nursery (previously Claire’s nursery) yet,
I had this very problem with the artwork above the changing table.
But first, I had to change out those coral/seashell prints for something less feminine:
A better subject matter for a little boy, but the scale was all wrong and there was nothing to define the space above the changing table.
Put a frame
on around it!
Sure, I could have searched for a large frame the perfect size, or had my husband build me one, or even just purchased new artwork, but you know me…, I solved my problem with paint!
I’d seen something similar via a Pottery Barn catalog, which was helpful in convincing my husband. Then, I saw this pin on Pinterest.
This was really easy to do. I only required the following supplies:
- paint (of your color choice)
- painter’s tape (I used FrogTape.)
- and a bit of confidence with a plan
Here’s a progression of photos. It was looking pretty scary throughout the process, but I really love the finished product.
Of course, if you don’t want to (or can’t) paint, you could always use washi tape. OOOooh, think of the possibilities. Next time, I’ll show you how I added Ascher’s initials to the frame without using purchased vinyl decals or a Silhouette machine. I’ll also share some other little embellishments around Ascher’s nursery. (Pssst, you can see those here!)
Want to see the entire nursery that was pieced together for only $46.00 dollars?
Until next time…, happy decorating and painting!