jasa website batam

Inspiration Adoption: Crated Photos

design idea - crate photo - house of earnest

This weekend during my trip to Pistacia Vera in search of super photogenic food, I saw a little crated photo they had hanging and just loved it.  I loved how in the midst of a very modern, sleek shop, this hit of nostagia was highlighted.

I had a crate at home and wanted to see if I could pull off a similar look.  Although I do love how their black frame was set off against the light, aged wood, I went with a chrome frame in mine with a little burlap matting (frame from West Elm here).

Although mine does have a different look, due mostly to its surroundings, I still like what it lends to my living room.

crate photo - house of earnest

crate photo2 - house of earnest

It wasn’t too hard to do – just hammer your photo frame nails to the crate prior to hanging the crate, then assemble it all together.  I’m preparing to start another mini gallery cluster on this wall and thought this crate and photo would be a nice anchor – or starting point – for some other homemade art I have coming down the pipe.

It’s just a really simple way that any idea can go from mere inspiration to adoption stat!

Have an INSPIRED Tuesday!



8 Comments on “Inspiration Adoption: Crated Photos”

  1. Tidy-Up Gal January 8, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Love it! Where did you get the crate?

  2. Kelly @ Studio DIY January 8, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    I love this idea! We have two of those crates hanging on our wall but right now they’re too cluttered for my liking. May have to try this out!

  3. Shannon January 8, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    I love these! I have been lusting after a wooden crate collection for a while now. I really need to get to scouring the antique stores and flea markets.

  4. Erin | Holtwood Hipster January 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Such an unique idea! Love the modern meets rustic look and it really works to draw attention to what might otherwise be just another photo on the wall.

  5. Joy January 9, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Love this idea. Making the crate out of a wooden pallet would be a great diy as well, good find!

  6. Mandy Pellegrin // Fabric Paper Glue January 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    What a great, simple idea! Nicely done.

  7. Louise January 10, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Great frame!! I have a crate too, collecting dust actually…this would be perfect in my office =)

Leave a Comment: