there have been a million varieties of today’s tutorial, but i’ll show you my version anyway. :) i love Ashley Ann’s version with wire. or if you’d like you can find other versions here and here. or you can even get a make-your-own kit from etsy! but i wanted to keep it simple. i didn’t want to overcrowd the frame because i love the beauty of the frame itself. and i wanted the ability to change things around if i got bored with it in the future.

i started out with a frame that was destined for the trash. i found it at a garage sale, paid 5$ for it with an ugly painting inside, promptly took it home, threw away the painting and spray painted the frame. i then hung it up over some pretty paper and thought about how much i need to do this project.

but that’s how it sat for months.

i loved the texture of the frame and how my spray paint job wasn’t perfect.  i loved how big it was.

it’s practically falling apart though. and the hangers on the back of the frame aren’t level so i have to put the nails in the wall at an angle… a little quirky. but that’s ok. :)

it has been hanging here, in the kitchen in a funky little corner since we moved. it’s the perfect spot to display things.

so, i decided it was time to do this.

you need::

  • an awesome frame (spray painted)
  • some string
  • a couple of nails and little eye hooks(unless you’re lazy like me and just use what you have)
  • some paint
  • clothespins
  • paintings or pictures to hang.

as you can see, i didn’t go for perfect. and i didn’t go for multiple strings like some of the other tutorials i linked to. they look awesome, but i just wanted the simplicity of one. and then i used my awesome-imperfectly-painted clothespins to hang a couple of my favorite pictures, an old key and a new painting! {more on that tomorrow!} obviously, i’m sure you can get a lot more creative. i’ve seen some beautiful washi-tape or paper covered clothes pins or even way better painted ones… which maybe i’ll work on sometime when i’m bored with these ;)

i love it. it brings new life to a funky old frame and it’s just a unique way to display photographs and art.

do you have any old frames that you’re going to clothesline? ;)

xo-kimberly renee.

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