Framed and Hung

Arlene is helping her daughter renovate her recently purchased home and the look they are going for is “industrial cottage.”  So they took a bunch of old frames, painted them white and hung them on the wall in the dining room.

 But wait!  Before you go thinking this is something you’ve seen before, what I didn’t tell you is WHERE they hung them on the wall.  Under the chair rail, like framed moulding!  If that’s not “industrial cottage,” I don’t know what is!  OK, I don’t actually know what “industrial cottage” is. But I dig it. I think it looks quirky and fabulous! Check out more on Arlene’s blog Little Altars.

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  1. This is really creative. I would’ve never thought of this.

    Chyanne M.

  2. Now THAT is cool!!

  3. awesome idea!! And it turned out fantastic!


  4. What a unique idea! Very cool.

  5. Very creative idea!!

  6. I am logging that idea away for some future time in the future when it will be valuable to me, I love this!!!!

  7. Brilliant!!

  8. Very brave and I really like the look!

  9. What a fantastic idea. So beautiful


  10. Now thats a great one!

  11. Love it!

  12. This is the first time I’ve ever seen empty frames on a wall that I’ve actually liked! All the other versions look like someone’s trying too hard, personally. What’s wrong with a picture?! But this looks great! And like it belongs there.

  13. sweet idea!

  14. Thanks for featuring us! “Industrial/cottage” is a term we coined after too many days working and not enough sleep! It marries the coziness of the hardwood flooring and vintage furnishings with the concrete countertops, stainless appliances and mid-century furnishings. In other words, a label to describe her eclectic decor 🙂

  15. Wow! What a cool idea!

  16. Hate to be boring and sound like everyone else…but that really is a unique and clever idea! Amazing!

  17. SUPER love this!!

  18. SUPER love this!!

  19. SUPER love this!!

  20. Wow, interesting! I think I really like it!

  21. I love this idea! I have SO many old frames that I bought to make crafts but only used 4 of probably 12 or 13 that I have! Time to buy a bigger house!

  22. Brilliant!

  23. This is AWESOME!!

  24. that’s one of the coolest things i’ve ever seen!

  25. Genius!!

  26. absolutely great idea!!!! thanks


  27. i absolutely LOVE this and it comes at a perfect time for me…we’re redoing our guest room in a beach cottage style and THIS will be our faux ‘wainscoting’. Thanks soo much for posting!

  28. Anonymous says:

    How did you attach the frames to the wall?

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