Our “office” was actually intended to be a formal dining area. At this point in our life a formal dining area seemed impractical. What I really needed was and office/sewing room. The only problem was that the room was practically part of the front entry. So I needed to make it cohesive,and have some flow leading into the living room
|This is what the previous owners did… hmm…|
My vision for the office was this, it needed to be functional (see craft cabinet ideas here) , and it involved a lot of frames. I wanted lots of texture and contrast, but most importantly it needed to be done cheaply. So here is what I did.
I went to thrift store and found a plethora of frames, any size and shape, as long as they were cheap and all wood they fit the bill. I think I spent maybe $15.00 on all of them. I brought them home and laid them out on the GROUND it is much easier to create a collage if you simply rearrange without putting new holes in the wall. Once I found a good arrangment I then put them up on the wall.
Once I had them up on the wall I went through and used post it notes and wrote out what colors I would want them to be. Then I got to work sanding and painting.
I chose a natural light wood, black, white and a terrecota colors as my color scheme for the frames.
Don’t be afraid to mix it up, I also incorporated some chalk boards, mirrors, signs, and plaques. A collage can have more than just frames!
Here is the final result, I added a few shelves and added terecotta planters to help carry the color. I rather love the way it turned out!
you need to come do that for me in my piano room!!!