Sprucing Up with Newly Framed Art

New art is like the secret weapon of redecorating. It instantly makes a tired room feel fresh and exciting - like putting on a new necklace with an old dress! 

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I've been wanting to make some changes to our bedroom and I had planned on buying a new bed, but the one I wanted to order was discontinued. Big time bummer. I might have my metal guy make something for us this winter but in the meantime, as a quick fix, we painted the walls and decided to take down the desert panels. I knew different art would make the space feel new. I wanted something a little punchy, but in a much smaller size.

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This Milton Avery book is a great one - chock full of beautiful, full-color prints. I found a second copy recently at a used book store for only a few dollars and snatched it right up. I used an X-acto knife to carefully cut out the pages I liked the most for my bedroom.

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I've used Framebridge before to affordably frame some of my favorite art prints. They also offer this really cool service where you can upload your instagram photos and they'll print and frame them for you and then ship them to you for free! I have done this for family gifts a few times now and it's becoming a go-to for me! They have beautiful, modern frame choices and I knew I wanted to use them again to frame these Avery prints.

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If you're wanting to frame a piece you already have, Framebridge sends you pre-paid shipping supplies to send in your artwork. It couldn't be easier! I popped my prints in the mail and the framed artwork came back so quickly! Check these beauties out:

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I stacked a white frame on top of a natural one on each side of the bed and hung my favorite cloud painting by Tara Andris in the middle. I love the combo! I used to have the painting hanging on the other side of room above the dresser, but we recently decided to put a TV in our room. (Not so sure how I feel about that development... but at least the art on this side of the room looks pretty!)

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It's a fun change from what we had before, don't you think?

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While I was getting the Avery prints framed, I decided to take care of two more pieces I've been wanting to frame for ages now. One of them was this cool piece I bought at the Chelsea Flea Market a few years ago. It's called 'If Not Sound, Then Music is Feeling' and Michael and I both really love that it looks like music notes.

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I chose one of Framebridge's new frame styles called the Bolton, which is made from oiled steel and has these really cool rivet details.

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And after I mailed the piece in, the Framebridge team emailed me to say they actually recommended no mat and a float mount to accentuate the uneven edges of the piece. I love their attention to detail!

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I think this frame is my new favorite - there's just nothing like it! The finish is gorgeous and combines SO well with all of the vintage and antique frames in my gallery wall!

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And since Framebridge also frames canvases, I sent in one of my favorite lady portraits. It kept getting knocked over where I had it on an easel and the edges were getting a little damaged.

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It was a good time to get the portrait newly framed anyway because I've been planning to hang it up to the studio, which has been getting rearranged and redecorated, too, as our team grows. I don't know who the real woman in the painting is, but she's always reminded me of my Grandma Russell, who was a quiet hero in my life. Each time I look at this painting, I'm reminded that kindness is the most important thing. Such good energy for our office! :)

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I love seeing her hanging up in our little sitting area, supervising our team meetings. :)

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Isn't the floating frame beautiful?! The bright gold looks like a million bucks with the warm green tones in the background of the painting.

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Having these newly framed pieces hanging in our home is like a big breath of fresh air! I'm so happy that these familiar artworks have finally gotten the love and attention they deserve. :)

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