I like to frame things that aren’t “supposed” to go in frames. It is such an inexpensive way to create art in your home. I found a roll of wrapping paper on sale at Crate and Barrel back in January, and knew it would create some drama if I framed it in a large frame for our dining room gallery wall.
This dining room is still a work in progress (every room is), and the gallery is not complete, but we are getting there. Here is a shot of the wrapping paper that I found.
I loved the bold pattern and the black and white and it was such a great price! I bought this way back in January, as part of a winter/Christmas close out, so you might check C & B again this winter for new patterns. Homegoods also has some really great wrapping paper if you are looking for some!
My sister gave me a huge frame that she wasn’t using, and thought it would be perfect for this project. The frame was wood, but I decided to give it a little Rub n’ Buff treatment with my finger. Easiest stuff to use, and it always looks great. Just tape off the edges, and start applying.
I trimmed up the wrapping paper and taped it to the back of the mat with masking tape. I tried to get it as straight as possible.
I know the curtains are bold, and this is also a very bold pattern, but the room is really pretty neutral, and I didn’t want it to become boring. I love the way the large white mat looks against the Urbane Bronze niche.
More to come on the dining room after I finish styling the bar cart and finish up the gallery wall. I’m so happy to finally have a dining room that actually looks like a dining room (and not a toy room or a dog room)…it’s only taken 4 house to get here :)! xo
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