Wall Art Guide with Mandi

Hi friends! It's Mandi from Here's Looking at Me Kid  I'm so happy to be here as a contributing blogger for Elsie's super cute blog. Last November,  Apartment Therapy did a house tour of our Ohio home and we received lots of love about the art hanging on our walls.

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Creating a frame wall in an empty space of your home is a fun way to decorate, if you're not scared of putting some nail holes in the wall! Before I hung any of the frames, I laid out the arrangement on my floor to be sure I liked the way it all fit together. But since this photo was taken, the wall has changed a lot, and there are some holes hiding out behind the frames. I found most of these pieces by scouring thrift stores and antique shops, but you can get the same look without all the hard work by shopping the vintage section of Etsy. Here are a few lovely pieces I found for sale on Etsy that I would adore to have hanging in my own home.

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Some of my favorites right now are vintage illustrations and cartoons, crewel work and embroidered art, and paint by numbers. And my rule of thumb when creating a frame wall is, the more the merrier!

  • Ahh I absolutely love embroidered art! I found two incredible pieces at a thrift store for a $1 one time! I love your wall and your pictures! Adorable =]

  • …and Mandi, you’re in North Canton? I went to Kent State and spent lots of time in your neck of the woods. Too cute!

  • Mandi, your wall is scrumptious! I’m finding that one of my favorite wall decorations at the moment are embroidery rings with a piece of white cloth and some nice embroidery motif. They make such natural frames as well!
    Also, the two pieces from icondesign’s shop reminded me of these four needlework ‘paintings’ my grandparents have in their house – each of them depicts a scene from one of the four seasons, and they got them while my dad and his sister were still kids, with the idea of each member of the family completing one of the seasons. Of course, in the end, my grandpa had to finish them all… 🙂

  • Mandi,
    Have you seen the picture hanging strips by 3m? They’re like chunky plastic velcro with the command adhesive on the back that releases from the wall when you stretch it.

    I’ve used those for a big frame wall in my house and it’s really easy to change out, reposition and no drilling required. Oh, and so quick! It was hard not to continue up onto the roof and cover every available scrap of wall with yummy framed things!

    Oh and I LOVE that pocket watch clock!

    -Bec
    x

  • “try a little kindness” – I love that! I feel inspired to create a frame wall of my own now. Oh and that embroidered blue squirrel is too cute!

  • @Bec – I am so glad you mentioned that! We just moved into a home with picture rail molding so it sort of limits us in the art department. Finding these is great because then I can create fun vignettes without using the hooks and cables!

  • I love the look of groups of framed pictures, but I just don’t own enough art to pull it off yet! I’m workin’ on it 😉

  • OMGoodness!!!! I just had to post about the Charlie Brown!!! I remember being in this musical in high school!!! Oh the memories!!! I remember wanting to play Lucy but my choir teacher said that my nature was too soft for the part. LOL!!! Thanks a bunch for taking me back Elsie!

  • Crewel and Paint by numbers are 2 of my faves!! I had to quit “cold turkey” on the Paint by Numbers though- so addicting. I put the overflow in my vintage shop- if you want to take a look, I’ll link my shop in this comment.

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  • It’s absolutely Perfect!I love the way on how you decorate those frames on the wall, and it goes with the floor too.Cool!
    I would try that in our house.

  • You are so generous! I just love finding beautiful and artistic freebies like this. They really brighten up my day, thank you!

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    I made this yesterday and it was yum! Thank you.

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  • Its so amazing post and i like mehndi. these wall panting create good effect in our home. I will also try for my new home because i think it create a new look for my home.

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  • Crewel and Paint by numbers are 2 of my faves!! I had to quit “cold turkey” on the Paint by Numbers though- so addicting. I put the overflow in my vintage shop- if you want to take a look, I’ll link my shop in this comment.

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