I have three empty frames hanging on my family room wall. They’ve been there for a couple of weeks. I don’t apologize for them, but I do usually explain.
I used to have a big blank board and batten wall. One of my 2011 house goals was to put some artwork on that wall. But hanging artwork over my precious board and batten made me nervous. I couldn’t decide what to do, so I didn’t do anything. Paralysis by indecision.
But a few weeks ago, I saw these Ikea Ribba Frames on another blog and I thought they would work for that space. It’s a big wall, so I needed something substantial, but I didn’t want to cover up all of the beautiful wood work. Three separate frames seem to work better than one large piece of artwork.
I really needed to see them on the wall before I could decide if they worked. So I hung them up. And I like them. A lot.
But now I have another challenge. Finding artwork to fill up those frames. What should I put in them? Pictures of my kids? I only have two. Maybe I could borrow a neighbor’s kid? Add in the dog? Actually, I’m not sure that I want family photos in that spot.
I’m trying to be patient. I troll Etsy every day hoping to find a trio of black and white photographs that I love. The search is complicated by the fact that I need 12″x12″ pictures. Not a very common size. And I’m cheap. I don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars.
I was briefly tempted by a set of posters at IKEA. Mostly because they were easy. And inexpensive. But I’m not a huge fan of art for art’s sake. I want something that I love. And I’ve since seen those very posters in no less that 3 quick makeover shows on HGTV. Do you have them? Do you love them? Good! Keep them and keep loving them!
I’m still looking. And until I find what I want, I’ll have empty frames hanging on my wall. Does that make me a freak? Probably. But I can live with that. It’s all a part of the process.