Do you have excess empty frames and perhaps a spare mirror or two that doesn’t really have a proper place to hang because it isn’t of the proper scale? If so, I suggest grouping them all together; then, it reads as one comprehensive vignette rather than as lone pieces creating clutter. Our ceiling height throughout the first floor of our home is 10′. Hanging mirrors and art that are only 24″ or so just doesn’t make enough of an impact for my taste. I like “statement” scale art and installations. Thus, I grouped/collaged the mirrors and frames. There are a few options for creating your own display in this style, you can hang them all really close together, or you can do like I did and actually OVERLAP them. It was easy.
Here is another angle where you can see the frame collage reflected in another mirror in our living room. Btw, in this photo, you can also see the smaller of my two belt chairs!
I laid out the mirrors and empty frames on the floor to arrange them. I snapped a pic of the arrangement on my phone. Then, I just started hanging them on the wall while referring to my pic. For the frames that overlap on top, we just used our finish nail gun (tiny, small nails shot through the pneumatic nail gun via portable air compressor) to nail them together as inconspicuously as possible. Finally, to tie it all together, I’ve added a few quotes that were cut using my sign machine. For a complete tutorial on how to install vinyl sign graphics, check out my tutorial for installing graphics on furniture.
The quotes that I chose to use are kind of a variety… an art quote, one from Dr. Seuss, one from Ayn Rand, one from Wayne Gretzsky, one from Thomas Edison … you know, just general interest quotes that I found interesting for one reason or another… I’ll continue adding quotes as the moods strike!
Here a few photos of the quotes: (Side note, photographing mirrors is tricky! It was actually quite a challenge to get a semi-decent looking photo that doesn’t show me holding the camera, that doesn’t reflect light, that doesn’t have a busy reflection, etc. Yikes!)
Thanks for taking time to read this post and check out our little “I’ve Been Framed” project! I’ll be back tomorrow with a post about a crazy old door that we’ve been working on!
Amber Hamilton Henson
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