Decorating Repetition

by Emily
2 Materials
3 Hours
In decorating it is important to repeat a motif or pattern or color, so what is done looks meaningful. This is how I approached doing this in an almost no cost way. Many years ago I found this framed print of Raphael's Madonna of the chair. I found it on the street left out for big trash pickup. I consider it the very best thing I have ever found. It has always hung in my bedroom on a wall that has little floor space beneath it. I wanted a narrow shelf and decided the best thing to do was to repeat the elements of the frame. The nail head trim and the angles the frame was cut in.
I found a board from a piano for practically nothing at an estate sale. My husband cut the board so it would repeat the pattern which the frame was cut in.
I hammered in the nail heads to repeat those that surround the circle that is the shape of the painting.
My husband hung the shelf on the wall.
And here it all is displayed.
Suggested materials:
  • Found wooden shelf   (free at an estate sale)
  • Nail heads   (hardware store)
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