Framed and Hung

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.



  1. June 21, 2011 / 4:57 PM

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

    Chyanne M.

  2. June 21, 2011 / 5:04 PM

    Now THAT is cool!!

  3. June 21, 2011 / 5:53 PM

    Very creative idea!!

  4. June 21, 2011 / 6:09 PM

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

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  6. June 21, 2011 / 7:24 PM

    Very brave and I really like the look!

  7. June 21, 2011 / 7:27 PM

    What a fantastic idea. So beautiful


  8. June 21, 2011 / 7:39 PM

    Now thats a great one!

  9. June 21, 2011 / 8:12 PM

    Love it!

  10. June 21, 2011 / 8:18 PM

    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.

  11. June 21, 2011 / 8:37 PM

    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 🙂

  12. June 22, 2011 / 11:53 AM

    Wow, interesting! I think I really like it!

  13. June 22, 2011 / 12:54 PM

    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!

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  15. June 22, 2011 / 10:17 PM

    This is AWESOME!!

  16. June 22, 2011 / 10:24 PM

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

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  18. June 28, 2011 / 5:04 PM

    absolutely great idea!!!! thanks


  19. July 6, 2011 / 12:55 AM

    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!

  20. Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 / 8:51 PM

    How did you attach the frames to the wall?

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