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framing vintage pieces (part 2)…

Framing Vintage Pieces

Framing Vintage Pieces

A few weeks ago, I shared a few vintage pieces that I wanted to frame and turn into wall art. Here's a look (above) at the pieces "before"…

Framing Vintage Pieces

and the framed pieces "after" in a room! Here's how it all went down…(click below to read more)

Framing Vintage Pieces

After we decided to frame a couple scarves and the beaded obi, I pulled some art prints from my "to be framed" pile that felt like would work together with the vintage pieces. The two scarves and the obi were predominately pink, yellow, and orange, so I chose art prints that accented those colors for a fun, bright, citrus-inspired color scheme. I wanted to mix the frame colors and decided on accents of white, gold, and silver frames from Simply Framed after they sent me some photos of the frame options they had. I sent all the pieces to them, and they came back matted, framed, and ready to hang looking like this!

Framing Vintage Pieces

We laid them out on the floor first to figure out the general placement and how the pieces should sit together. I love the look of the long scarf as a vertical since it's so rare to have such a vertical piece of art like that. That scarf served as the focus and the others were placed around it balancing the colors and sizes of the art and the frames.


I love how the vintage pieces add extra depth and texture to the flat art prints. And, it finally gave me a use for all those vintage scarves and decorative pieces I've been collecting but never got around to wearing. Now, I can look at them and enjoy them as totally one-of-a-kind wall art…

Framing Vintage Pieces

P.S. As a special discount for Oh Joy readers, use code OHJOY for 10% off all orders at Simply Framed through July 31, 2015.

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Simply FramedAll content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and original content like this for Oh Joy.

{All photos (except the frame sample photo) by Casey Brodley and styling by Julia Wester for Oh Joy. Coffee print by Permanent Press Editions, Whatever Forever print by Read Between the Lines, orange print by Jen Gotch. All other pieces are vintage. Pink chairs are vintage, coffee table from Target, pillows by Rebecca Atwood, framing by Simply Framed.}


  1. i received a scarf when my daughter was born and have been wanting to frame it as a piece in her room for some time, think it would be a fun way to add, like to mention, some thing more to just the prints. thanks for the inspiration

  2. Love love the artwork and frame, and love the styling!! The gallery wall looks awesome! I personally use my home a lot when it comes to styling and design work, and I particularly love gallery walls. The colors, the arts, just make me so happy every time I look at them.
    Thank you for all the great tips!!

  3. I know! We tried but it was just too heavy to attach and feel confident it would stay! I think it’s a piece that’s better hung simply with a nail and hook (and not in a frame).

  4. What a gorgeous gallery wall, Joy! You always know how to make every single thing look so lovely and whimsical!
    Thank you so much for this post!

  5. I have that same exact vertical Vera scarf and am now quite embarrassed that mine is wadded up in my closet, rather than framed and lovely like yours!

  6. Oh so nice! Those colours all work so well together.
    I have tons of vintage headscarves that I really should do something with.
    Maybe this might be the time ; ) x

  7. I never thought that vintage pieces can look so good when framed. The frames which you have chosen are enhancing the beauty of vintage pieces.
    The framed vintage pieces are looking lively. Great work!!
    I have ordered frame from to frame up one of my artwork, but now I think that I’ll work on something similar which you have done.


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