Flashback Friday: DIY Photo + Clip Shelves

Friday, February 27, 2015

Since this has been a photo themed week, a flashback to one of my favorite photo related projects seemed fitting. I wanted someplace to display some baby photos without turning my whole house into a baby shrine so some custom shelving in our hallway was just the thing. I used ready made picture frames + a few pieces of wood + metal clips to make a tiny gallery.
DIY Photo Gallery Shelves | Brooklyn Limestone


The best part is that because the tops of the frames are open I can switch up the photos as often as I like as she gets older without having to dismantle anything. And of course the items hanging in the clips changes week by week.
DIY Photo Gallery Shelves | Brooklyn Limestone


I even have a friend that recreated these to showcase their kids artwork instead which is even better.

DIY Photo Gallery Shelves | Brooklyn LimestoneDIY Photo Gallery Shelves | Brooklyn Limestone
DIY Photo Gallery Shelves | Brooklyn LimestoneDIY Photo Gallery Shelves | Brooklyn Limestone
DIY Photo Gallery Shelves | Brooklyn LimestoneDIY Photo Gallery Shelves | Brooklyn Limestone

Details of the build can be found here. If you make your own, please share - I'd love to see.

Winter Snaps

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Oh to be garage less blogger in the winter is a little bit of a mixed blessing and curse. On the one hand, not having anyplace to do a messy project means I can sit back and relax for a little while.  On the other, I have all of these projects I want to tackle and have to twiddle my thumbs while the snow piles up.  In the meantime, here is what has been keeping me busy.





(1) NYC is frozen, no news there.  (2) Big Cat has either a new frenemy that he spends countless hours staring at through glass. (3) I really enjoyed reading Tinkerlab written by a fellow blogger. Especially in this weather, creative inspiration on what to keep little hands occupied with is always welcomed. (4) I don't have a use for them but I loved this rope mirror that Michael's was selling for $20 each.  Go grab a few! (5) I finally got that Ikea cart home and I have to fill it with art supplies but for now its the worlds best toy on wheels (6) Guess who gave into her Craigslist obsession and bought a new piece that needs a makeover?  this gal.


Vintage Camera Photo Series

Monday, February 23, 2015

I had this idea that I should photograph some of the old cameras I've collected over the years and blow them up as artwork. I do think they are beautiful and it gives me the ultimate reason to keep collecting but I'm not sure where to hang them.  [sidebar: prints are available in the gift shop]


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I think these might be fun to put in our shore living room but obviously it's not very "beachy".  Not that everything has to be so literal but not sure if its the right spot.  What do you think?