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Wall of Frames Focal Wall #LowesCreator

thrifted frame wall for unfer 20 dollars at Tatertots and Jello

Have you heard about the color of the year – Emerald??

pantone color of the year

Pantone picks a color the year every year. I am always am excited to see what they choose. And my friend Lara at Less Cake More Frosting actually picked this one before it was announced – she’s so ahead of the trend.

lowes pantone emerald green succulents and frames at Tatertots and Jello

So this month Lowes asked their Creative Ideas Team to make a project using Pantone’s Emerald. I wanted to create a project using Emerald that would still work my home decor. And I thought it would be fun to use thrifted frames to create a graphic frame wall.

pantone color of the year frame wall at Tatertots & Jello

This is a project that cost me under $20 for the frames – and really makes a statement. Here’s how I created this wall. 

And this is an easy way to incorporate a trendy color without much commitment or money.

frames before

First I went to my local thrift store and found some frames in different sizes and shapes. The frames were less than $20.

paint the frames
Then I painted them Emerald.

arranging the frames

Once the frames were dry, I laid them out on the floor in front of the wall I wanted to hang them on and figured out the placement.

add command strips

Then I used Command Strips to the backs of the frames and hung them on the wall.


succulent making

I also made some Mason Jar Succulents. You can find out more about how to make DIY Mason Jar Succulents in this post.

thrifted frame wall and succulents at Tatertots and Jello

I love the bright pop of color that these frames bring into my home. And the best part is that this project was so easy and inexpensive. This is something that you can do in a couple hours for less than $20. Awesome. I also think this would be an fabulous way to bring interest and color to a wall in a bedroom or entryway too.

pantone emerald lowes project

You can follow along with Lowe’s on Facebook for more great ideas and sign up for their FREE Creative Ideas Magazine with TONS of great DIY  ideas and instructions!!

lowes creative

Have a CREATIVE Day! 


PS — It’s Friday! 

My favorite day of the week. 

Why?? It’s the time when I can see YOUR great ideas!

I hope you can stop by for the Weekend Wrap Up Party!

I love to feature YOU!

The party starts tonight at 6 pm MST.

Thanks Lowes for the gift cards to make this project. 

I’m linking up to Remodelaholic


  1. I absolutely LOVE this! It is the perfect idea for decorating my new living room – and in my color scheme too! :)

  2. That frame collage is totally gorgeous! Love the color and the plants! Nice work!

  3. I have a wall like this in my kitchen, mine are painted white and they are against a darker taupe wall. I had been scoping out clearance racks and thrift stores, but then I totally scored at a garage sale. A big ole box of mismatched various frames for $2.00!! I was so excited, a whole focal wall for a mere couple dollars!

  4. Love it! The colour is fabulous

  5. I love this as a focal point…so creative! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series – “Create It Thursday.” It’s live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html

  6. beautiful! i am currently trying to do a frame wall and this is a great inspiration.

  7. Love this, right up my ally as I have picture frames out without pictures, lol

  8. Great post!! Thanks for the fantastic idea. ~~ Sharon & Denise @BeBetsy

  9. I love it,very nice and beautiful,i would like to do the same project but,my wall are Green
    color,my question is “What paint color can I use for the frames? bc,my walls are green
    color……… thanks

  10. Sheena says:

    Wow! They look awesome against that white wall!! I hopped over from Remodelaholic and must say that great minds think alike because I linked up a collage wall too!! Haha! Not quite as colorful as yours though!! :)

  11. Really striking, in its simplicity and color. Lovely work!

  12. Great idea! I love those Pantone colors! I actually just painted the inside of my armoire drawers “Honeysuckle” Pantone’s color of the year for 2011.

  13. barbara macaskill says:

    Love the picture of the little girl in the Before Picture! She is adorable! Are you saving her for another project? I know I would!

  14. LOVE the color, now I just need to find a wall to do it:)

  15. The frames are beautiful but I LOVE the mason jar succulents. Gorgeous!

  16. GREAT idea! So easy and such a great visual impact! Totally Pinning this and tucking it away in my mind as an option for my dad’s house….

  17. What a great way to add a splash of color! I’m pinning this for some inspiration!

  18. Love this Jen! Simple and fabulous! My kind of project

  19. Love this, Jen! It looks amazing. so simple, but clean and fun.:)

  20. How lovely! The color pops so well.

  21. Love it. I have a collection of frames I haven’t been able to decide what to do with. I love them, yet I want to repurpose them. I can never decide if I want to paint them or not.

  22. I am totally feeling the Emerald thing and I didn’t even know it. I also applaud your use of Command Hooks. I am addicted to those things.

    • I know! I feel the same way. At first I wasn’t sure, but now the color has grown on me. It’s kind of a turquoise-ish green. And I love it now.


  23. barbara macaskill says:

    Love the Emerald! Great cupboard/counter area too!

    • Hi Barbara!!

      thanks! That area used to be painted brown on the walls with maple cabinets. About two years ago we painted the cabinets white along with our kitchen cabinets and put in the beadboard behind and now that area just pops. I use it all the time to display different things. It’s a fun place to decorate :)


      • barbara macaskill says:

        I have been following along on the renovation! You are doing an incredible job! I really enjoy seeing the before and after pictures! Keep up the good work! Can’t wait to see what is next!

  24. Crystal says:

    Love the color and the frames. Love the pop of yellow with the chair!!

  25. Beautiful! The colors stands out so nicely against the clean white…

  26. This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Love the frames and I’ll be back tonight with my party clothes on!! :-)

  28. Oh my goodness, how beautiful! The Mason Jar Succulents are wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing!


  29. kleinworthco says:

    I love this shade of green. It’s what’s on my toes. As soon as the weather started warming up I immediately gravitated towards it. It just screams warmth & happiness.

  30. really pretty! I love your plants too!

  31. melissamondragon says:

    So lovely! I love the pop of color. You have the best ideas, Jen!

  32. Wow, this is so clean and pretty and your mason jar succulents are gorgeous! Great job!

  33. such a fun idea Jen! I love this and the color!

  34. Super great and easy project. I need to dig out my thrifted frames.

  35. Love this idea! This wall of frames is so striking!


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