We don’t have a lot of “real” art in our house. We have the giant tree painting at the top of the stairs:
And I have a canvas that my mom painted for me:
But otherwise, it’s all been DIY art, like my quote canvas and my herringbone art canvas:
But I just got some fancy-schmancy new REAL art to add to my walls! Framed in a pretty frame! Check it out:
I commissioned that piece myself. Don’t the brush strokes and color choices move your emotions? It’s a pictoral story of pain, hurt and growth that rises from the ashes. Of course, it was created by an up-and-coming artist in high demand.
…who uses only the best-of-the-best artist’s paints:
But once you frame it in a crisp white frame with a wide mat, doesn’t it elevate to looking expensive and fancy?
I dig it.
And there’s another way I kinda cheated on this whole art situation too. You guys are going to LOVE this.
You know how framing and matting something always SOUNDS simple, but manages to be annoying and terrible every time? I always end up sacrificing my fingers to those tiny metal pieces that hold the back of the frame on, then I add the art to the mat, go through the whole mess of replacing the mat and the back, and then find that I did something wrong. The art is not centered, or I got a big piece of dust or paper or something between the mat and the glass and have to go back and undo. It’s an ordeal.
Well willya check this out! I got a chance to try out the Change of Art frames which are designed to make the whole process of changing out art easy and quick. This is what the back of the frame looks like. You just pull out their placeholder art:
If necessary, use it as a template to cut your own art. You can see that the artist was very interested and involved in this whole process.
He even slid the art into the slot of the frame. (How cool is this matting system?!)
That’s literally all it takes to change out the art in these frames. The company is called Change of Art and their system is set up to make it super quick and easy to replace the art on your walls.
This is perfect for:
- Mamas who want to display their kiddo’s latest artistic creations
- Grandmas who can never decide which photo of her grandkids to display
- Or just decor-addicts who like to change their decor for the seasons. Find a free printable from pinterest and pop it in the back, then change it out for a different seasonal printable a month later.
SO BRILLIANT. You can even store your extra photos or art right there in the back of the frame.
And I’m *CRAZY* about how amazing that frame and mat look. They look fancy and expensive and beautiful. I’m kinda gushy excited about this company because their stuff is SO smart without sacrificing being frickin’ gorgeous.
But what about taking the frame off the wall every time you want to change the art and leveling it and all that mess? Pssh, don’t even think about it. Change of Art made THAT process easy-peasy too. With each frame, they send you a paper template you can tape on the wall.
And they send you this cool round thing AND a nail. Seriously, they even provide the nail.
Once you have your template right where you want it, just nail that round thing right into the paper, and pull the paper off. You’re left with this situation.
You literally just pick up the frame and set it on top of that black circle. When you want to change out the art, just pick it up, change it out, and put it back. It’s self-leveling!
COULD THAT BE ANY EASIER OR BRILLIANT? Answer: nope. Sure couldn’t.
Think of how easy it would be to hang a gallery full of these guys! Tape up your template, nail in your little black disks, and done.
Do you REALLY want to know how easy it would be?
I have great news! Change of Art is giving away a whole gallery full of these beauties! You can win a six-piece starter gallery in your choice of silk white, matte black or dark cherry.
Oh wait! I almost forgot one of the coolest parts! For every frame you buy, they donate 50 cents to your choice of one of these charities. Pretty sweet.
Enter using the rafflecopter widget below. Good luck buddies!
P.S.: Speaking of art, check out my guest post on Unskinny Boppy where I share 6 budget-friendly ideas for covering blank walls!
P.P.S.: Change of Art is my newest sponsor and they provided these frames for me to try. However all opinions and mushy-gushiness are mine alone. I just love these frames.