Hello City Farmhouse readers, Brooke here from Nesting with Grace. I am happy to be back to share a design idea with you. I am a big believer that your home should be a reflection of your style & interests and not of Home Goods. Don’t get me wrong, I love Home Goods, but don’t forget to add your personality and things you have collected to your home as well. I love to find neat things to use as artwork that aren’t necessarily categorized as “art work.” It shows character and adds charm to a home. Here are some ideas I have used in my home and ideas I love from others.
Hats can be an interesting item to hang on your walls. I hung a grouping of hats above my bed. I actually wear these hats, in a small house you need to make the best use of your space. It is also a great way to show some of your favorite accessories that you don’t wear daily.
I love how my friend Annie from Most Lovely Things used necklaces as part of her gallery wall. She found a way to display something she has collected in a unique way.
Get creative with artwork that you don’t like or need anymore. Before donating something or tossing it out. Try to repurpose it. I made the + sign in our bathroom.
I had some leftover Benjamin Moore gray paint and painted over this floral art that didn’t work anywhere in my house and had no real value to me. Then I tapped off the +symbol and painted it with white paint.
This is another way to reuse dated artwork. The maps were gallery wrapped paintings and the colors didn’t work in our home anymore. I painted over the original painting. Then cut up a map and applied it with Modge Podge. It was very simple and I love how it turned out, I used them in my daughters rooms in our old home.
This large frame once held a mirror that was broken. Rather than tossing it out I painted the back board white and made heart string art with it. You can find all the details HERE on how to create one of your own.
A shadow box can get a face lift with extra wallpaper or craft paper attached to the back. It will add contrast and make whatever you display really pop. I found the heart at a flea market for a dollar, it was a little bowl that I turned around and attached to the wall with Command strips.
These wall hangings are so unique and eclectic, a very unexpected piece of art. I fell in love with The Nesters DIY version of one that she actually made from a mop!
These mermaid dish towels were just to charming to clean up spilled milk. I framed them in Ikea frames and hung them in a bathroom. I didn’t cut the towels, just folded them and tapped them down, that way I can reuse them if I get tired of them in a frame.
Clipboards are a great option for hanging art. This is a print out of a seahorse that I hung on a white clipboard I found at Target in the dollar section. I grouped it with this cute whale, which is actually salad tongs. They add some dimension and interest. If there is something that you really like, look at it differently and try to display it. Command strips work great for hanging odd things.
Any of City Farmhouse’s free printables would look great on a clipboard, Favorite Place or Be Present and can be easily switched when she shares a new one! Thanks for reading and good luck with creating unique pieces for your home.
What a great post Brooke, thank you for sharing! Have a beautiful week friends!