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How to Display Artwork Creatively

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Buying artwork can be magical, but often when we get it home we are not sure what to do with it. With a husband as an artist, I am hoping that I can inspire you with a few of the things that I have done at my home with the artwork that passes through my door.

3 Ways to Display Artwork Creatively

 

Photo of a house above a sink

1. Look for different and unusual places to hang things

I put a little intimate piece above my kitchen sink since I do not have a window there. It is of our first home where we lived when our kids were born. I have to take care of it and wipe it down on occasion, but it is worth it because it makes me happy everyday! I have pieces from my kids on either side as well.

robot painting in a frame

2. Frame your artwork

This is a funny little piece that I put in a thrift store frame that I found. The styles are really different, but for me, this is why it works. I have it on my piano. Thrift stores are a great place to find frames. Just makes sure you have the dimensions of your artwork with you. You may have to be willing to do a little something to it like sand and paint it. Also, I go to places like TJMaxx and Ross and use their frames for original artwork. They have the best prices and some really interesting frames. I just pop out the print or piece they have in it and put in my own. It requires some work, but it is much cheaper then getting it professionally framed.

 

shelf picture

3.  Place paintings on shelves and end tables

I have a substantial book shelf and I have broken it up with found objects and vases. An original painting looks good in and among the finds. I picked up this frame at the dollar store. You can do this on a side table or in and among your family pictures on the mantle or piano as well. A painting does not have to be hung on the wall to have impact.

Don't be afraid to try something new and display art in interesting and different ways. You won't regret it and it will start great conversation when guests come over. You would not believe the "over the sink" chats we have over the little house painting. Original artwork does not have to be expensive and can liven up the decor of any room.

This is a three week series- Two weeks ago I wrote about Relationships- I Married and Artist. Last week I shared ways to Find and Follow Artists.

What is an interesting way that you have displayed original artwork?

november-2011-024-150x150Susan lives in Boise, Idaho, and is a self-taught artist and a jack of many artsy trades. She is married to a professional artist and has two great teenagers. She is very involved in her community and church. She loves friends, family, movies, eating out, laughing, and vacationing in warm destinations! She manages her husbands blog-dailydoseofpainting.com where they post a small painting almost every day!@dailypainting

 

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Susan lives in Boise, Idaho and is a self taught artist and a jack of many artsy trades. She is married to an artist and has two great teenagers. She has her hand in a lot of pots. She in very involved in her community and fundraising for her kids choirs. She loves friends, family, movies, pj's, laughing, and ART! She just started her own blog: visit susansspinningplates@wordpress.com

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  1. I’ve framed a few of my children’s artwork/drawings, and have them having in my kitchen! I love the way the pictures look, they are sentimental and didn’t cost me anything!

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