While this one of our first projects of 2012, we found inspiration for it over a year ago at one of our favorite stores; SEED. They have a large wall behind the cash/wrap lined with frames… all painted black with chalkboard paint.
Our master bedroom has a high ceiling; leaving us a grand wall behind the bead. Initially we wanted a new headboard, but it’s hard to find something we liked that didn’t also have a footboard. After seeing the frame wall at Seed we started collecting frames hoping to create something similar above our bed.
We collected frames from around the house (leftover from other projects from the wedding) from family (took frames my mom didn’t need after her move), and from the Flea Market (the one at the Great Park had a GREAT selection for reasonable prices).
We then took the frames and painted them all the same color as the wall. It took 2+ coats to cover the different finishes evenly… but they turned out great.
We laid them out in the bed to get the layout we want… we opted to create a large square with all the frames defining the outside edge of the square. This gave the frame collection a certain structure, making it almost read as one large piece.
We mounted the frames using a combination of nails, screws and heavy-duty double stick tape. We’re here in earthquake territory and didn’t want to take any chances with these guys falling on our head in the night!
I’m really please with how it turned out – our bedroom has a lot more texture and the bed feels more anchored in the large space.