One of my favorite ways to decorate is to frame items that mean something to us, rather just a random print. Not only are our walls much more interesting this way, but this source of artwork is often entirely free.
Usually I frame it with a pre-assembled frame purchased from Micheal’s or JoAnn’s with a 40% off coupon.
Here are a few examples of this type of artwork:
On a summer trip to Washington, DC the Library of Congress gift shop was giving away free copies of this poster. Since I love reading and have long wanted to attend the National Book Festival, I scooped up the poster and had it framed for my office at home. I love looking at it hanging right next to my desk. Due to the poster’s irregular size, this is one time I did opt to use professional framing.
Kids’ artwork is my favorite way to use this technique. I used a floating frame for this art class picture my son did of our church.
The stairway into our basement has a sports theme. This wall contains two free posters and one autographed magazine article. All were framed with basic black frames to keep the look consistent.
Even, in our dining room I hung a couple of framed photographs I took at Disney World, of all places. This is one of two that hang on either side of french doors. Again, these are frames I bought with a coupon at Michael’s.
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