I love a good gallery wall.
Using a picture ledge to display a collection of art is perfect for an indecisive and thrifty person like me.
It takes a little work to get one of these suckers started if you're going the thrifty route... I mean, can you imagine how much the wall above would have cost if everything was purchased at full price. Even at IKEA's cheap prices, you're looking at $500+ to pull off that look.
What to get the most of your money while shopping for frames?
Here's what I look for when deciding to buy a frame:
As soon as I saw the gold framed prints at a warehouse sale, I knew the matting and size was perfect for Nate's photography. That, and the super cheap price tag sold me right away. ($5 for pair @ warehouse sale)
Both of these nature inspired prints work perfectly in our home without any alterations. For this, I was willing to pay a bit more. (L: $20 @IKEA as-is section; R: $2.50 @ garage sale)
($10 @ IKEA as-is)
While we're talking frames and art, I have to gush about my new favorite find: this amazing botanical print from a hotel warehouse sale (see dog head for size comparison).
Can you believe that it was only $40 (after some negotiation)?!
How do you shop for frames? What do you think are the best sources for thrifty art?
PS I'm linking up with my favorite blog party over at The Thrifty Home:
I hope to see you there!