Monday, May 10, 2010

Climbing the Walls, Part Deux!

Time to revisit one of my favorite posts: creating your own unique wall decor! We've already covered some ways you can add on-the-cheap, DIY art to your walls, but there's no rest for the weary -- there are new and awesome ideas popping up all the time! The creativity of other designers, bloggers, and even everyday Joe-and-Jane Schmoes never ceases to amaze me. I love the feeling of amazement and "OMG, why didn't I think of that?!?" when I see simple but ingenious projects like these. Coffee filters! Who'da thunk?

Shelterpop's got a great article on "atypical wall art," about taking everyday items and turning it into something chic for your home. From styrofoam food containers to bundt cake pans, these mundane items become works of art through the use of repetition, variation, and arrangement.

And of course, you can do this yourself with just about anything. You just need a few key elements: multiples of the same item that vary slightly from each other, and a pre-planned arrangement in a distinct pattern. Gather up your collection, make a few sketches as to how you want it displayed, and get to work on your wall! In the end, you'll have an installation that's visually arresting, and totally unique to you.

And here's a challenge to you readers out there in blog-land: send in pictures of your own collections! Show off your clever arrangements, or let us help you come up with one! You can become a fan of Alter here on Facebook, and you can send a Tweet my way at @altermyplace!

Via Shelterpop.

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