One of my favorite things to decorate with are photo frames. I love creating with layers and texture. Frames offer a lot of decorating options…pictures are great, but I also like using them to frame different decor.
The New Year has started and I wanted to do an inspiration wall. I came up with a word for the year and incorporated it in my design. I started with on of my oval frames I had and then made a trip to Old Time Pottery and found some great ones to add to my wall.
The word I came up with for my inspiration for the year is FLY, like in soar, travel, take off in business etc.
The definition is to move in or pass through the air with wings, or to rise in or be carried through the air by the wind. So that inspired my wall.
The first frame I used was a lovely distressed Laura Ashley frame. I removed the glass and backing. Only using the ornate frame I nailed it to the wall. I had this butterfly pin and added it to the middle. I love the meaning of the butterfly; endurance, hope, change, life.  It has wings for flight
The next one I used was a pretty turquoise frame. Keeping with the theme, I choose a nest. Again I removed the glass. This time I added a layer to the oval frame.
The eggs represent the birth of this idea. Representing birds, flight…..fly.
The last frame I used was another Laura Ashley frame. I used the whole frame this time. I even used the paper insert because it was so pretty.
I printed my word of the year “FLY” and pasted it over the words on the paper.
I added my travel sign to the wall. I love the way it came out!!!
The accessories worked to, I had a book on Italy. The framed picture from when I was in Florence. An Old Time Pottery truck and more birds.  This is definitely a wall of inspiration. I cannot wait to see what this year has to offer. I think my photo frames worked perfectly and is something I will look at everyday.
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Written by DreamingInColor
Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY's and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.

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  1. Barbara Dinsmore January 5, 2017 at 1:04 PM Reply

    Looks great! Makes me want to go looking for unusual frames!

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