Thursday, January 29, 2009

You've Been Framed!

I love my foyer table and mirror. I'm so proud of the way I was able to transform them. I'm happy that they look so good together. But, there has always been one little thing that has bothered me. The mirror is just not the right dimension for the table. The balance between the two is off, large table, small mirror.I've managed to create balance by placing large objects like plants and candles on each side of the mirror. Yet, it still seemed like it needed a bit more.
The other day as I sat contemplating my design dilemma, it occurred to me that the solution was right in front of my face.A little tweaking and I had my solution. I love the layers and balance, as well as the repetition of design from across the room. I even like the look of the hanging wire. It helps to tie the two frames together.
Could there be a solution to your design dilemma
right in front of you?

38 comments:

Janene said...

That looks so much better!
I love the frame around the picture!
Does this stuff just come to you?
You must have great dreams at night in order for you to get such great inspirations!

Lisa said...

YOU DID IT, I LOVE IT! HUGS FROM MAINE http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

The Phillips Place said...

LOVE IT! very nice! i have hung several things OVER mirrors, but hadn't thought of putting anything around them- genius!

i have been lurking for awhile, and you are inspiring!

Darlene said...

You absolutely came up with the perfect solution!!! Looks WONDERFUL!

Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

I love that idea. I have seen a few great frames at Goodwill that didn't have glass in them. You can usually pick them up for a $1 or $2. Add a little paint and they would match your decor! Love it. I will keep that idea in mind for my own home!

Love your blog too!

bj said...

Well, good grief, girl...this looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL and everything in balance. Great job!!
I did a post the first of the week about "balance" and "scale", both of which I know nothing about. it's just that when something is off, you usually know it...but not always know how to fix it. You did great!!

Mabry's gamma said...

What a clever look! I really really like how you combined oval with square, great idea.

Cheri

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

I'm enjoying your blog so much. I'm going to add it to my blog list.
Won't you come by for a visit?
Laura

Inspired Kara said...

GREAT solution!!!!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Looks great! I think that wire would bother me though. Can you mount the frame without the wire?

Steph said...

That was the perfect solution. Don't you just love when you have that lightbulb moment and all is well. I really enjoy seeing all your projects.

Kasey Hunt said...

I love it. You always decorate so pretty.

Valarie Lea said...

That looks awesome!

AnNicole said...

Great idea! I love how you think outside the box instead of running into a store to solve your problem. Again...you're a great inspiration!

Frippery said...

I love it. I might even add a smaller empty square frame to hang over the front of the round mirror. I always like layers. Pam

Lisa said...

How beautiful!

I quite literally spent the entire afternoon yesterday reading through your blog - you are such an inspiration.

Hubby and I are going to go "junking/antiquing" this weekend, and I found several things from your blog that I will try to copy. I'll post some pictures when I'm finished.

Rambling Girl said...

yeah I just realized my soultion also...YOU come to my house and have fun all you want so I can brag on my blogger friends creativity.

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Great idea! Just the perfect solution for that spot. Something even this Lazy Mom could do!

Kristin said...

How fabulous! You are so inspirational.

Abigail Hutchinson said...

What a perfect idea!!!! It totally makes the mirror look bigger! I love it!

Kim said...

Thoroughly enjoy your blog and ideas so had to give you the Kreativ Blogger Award today! Stop by to see what nice things I had to say about you :-)

Sandy Toes said...

I love how it switched through each season so fun!
-sandy toe

Karyn said...

Love it. That big heart is super cute too.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

This is my favorite post of the day! Beautiful!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Joy this looks wonderful! Wow, great idea. It is perfect...I too love that mirror and table...you always have such great ideas.
Blessings,
Debbie

bec4 said...

That's a wonderful solution Joy--very smart young lady Ü.

Rhonda said...

Love it! You have such great ideas! I find myself coming back for more inspiration so I finally added you on my blog list and became a follower!

Thanks for sharing! Rhonda

simple~needs said...

looks great!! i so wish you could come to my house.......:)

Paige said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Mimi Sue said...

Looks great. Mimi

Deck The Halls-A Happy Valentines! said...

It's all very beautiful! Thanks for your inspiration!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Very creative and intuitive. I love the results!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joy!

What a fabulous idea! I LOVE the outcome. It's a match made in heaven now, just with another picture frame! We have to think outside the box all the time to come up with solutions that are cost effective (cheap)! Great job!

have a great weekend!
hugs, Sherry

Ashlie said...

What a cool solution to your problem! It looks great!

Erin said...

I love this solution. It is perfect for Valentine's day! Beautiful!

Mark and Trisha said...

what a great idea....looks great. it's all about balance.

tam said...

Cute! very cleaver idea!~Smiles~Tam!

ScrapCandy.com said...

What a great idea!

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