Oct 16 2018

HOW TO: Create a White Frame Gallery Wall

We’re firm believers that more is more. Fashion, decor, coffee- with all the things. But what if there are moments in your life more ISN’T actually more? What if the absence of color- white – is actually more?!🤔 (Too Aristotle on you first thing in the morning? Sorry ’bout that. Just get yourself another cup of ☕️. )

One of our favorite books of the past year was Emily Ley’s A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living. The overall theme is paring down so your life gets a bit simpler and, therefore, easier for you to manage all the things. Amen, amiright?! Seriously- cannot recommend this book more. Emily’s point about having too many cooking utensils was a LIFE CHANGER in our kitchen. You’ll have to read it to know what we’re talking about. 😉

Examples of Delta Girl White Frame Galleries

In the right space, this theory can be translated to your wall decor, too. Don’t get us wrong- we’re still gaga for our washes, patterns, and different color ways. Sometimes, though, your eye needs a break. Or your focus needs to be on the pictures themselves. This is when we recommend classic white frames to simplify your decor. Here are a few examples of how the effortless white frames can elevate your space:

white frame gallery

Water art by @brynnwcasey.art; 📸 by @jlsimonds

As shown above, you’re still able to customize in different ways. Wash or solid? The same trim or varying ones? White trim or a pop of color? Also, don’t forget about metallic trims. And a collection of white frames in different sizes, orientations- way to make a simple statement.

White frames add the exact right backdrop for your special moments. They don’t take away from your wall. White frames actually add a bit of calmness to the room, while still showing your style. Isn’t that sometimes what you need? Space to reflect on all the happiness you’ve experienced. A place to soak in all the love in your life. And somewhere to make your own. In other words, a white frame is not boring. It’s actually quite the opposite- truly interesting, exciting, and fresh all at the same time. In a word, simplified.

 

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Frame Talk: What Does “Overall Size” Mean?

Frame Talk: What Does "Overall Size" Mean? | Delta Girl Frames

You love our frames? Check.

You know just the spot (or a billion spots) for our pieces? Check.

And you’ve got something cute to put into the frames? Check.

But now you’re trying to figure out what the HECK are we talking about when we list the size and ‘overall size’ of our frames.

Oh friends, let me help break it down one glorious nerdy detail at a time.

Delta Girl Frames are made of either 4″ or 6″ solid high quality pine. Our beautiful wood we have milled just for us – no Home Depot trips here – just smooth, perfect(ish), quality grade Pine.

Our frames are made from two different widths of wood. This means that while we make a frame based on the inner dimensions (translation: I want a 5×7 frame), the OVERALL size of the frame itself will be 12×14″ for a 4″ frame, or 16×18″ for our wider 6″ frames.

Same framable inner size (5×7), but two different overall options based on the width of frame you select – either our 4″ or our 6.”

So naturally, the next question then is, “how do I decide?”

Easy. Just answer two quick questions:

1. What does your space allow for?

Can you go bigger, or are you trying to fit a narrower space?

2. What pattern or overall look are you in love with?

Love a big bold pattern or that chunky big frame with a big pop of color? Then you’ll want the larger 6″ frame. Easiest way to understand it is to remember the the smaller the width of frame (4″), the less of the overall pattern/color you’ll see.

Granted a 4″ frame looks great in most of our patterns – but there are a few (Sevilla, honeycomb, wide stripes, henna, and mod floral just to name a few), that look best in our larger 6″ width.

Either way? We’re here to help! You can always send us a question via email at: info@deltagirlframes.com. Or DM us over on Instagram: @deltagirlframes.

Want to check out our size chart for yourself so you can plan out your next treat? Check out the full details HERE. 

No matter what size, what shape, or what question – we’re here and would love to make something beautiful for you!

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How To Get Your Photos Off Your Camera And On Your Walls

How To Get Your Photos Off Your Camera And On Your Walls | Delta Girl Frames

One of our MOST asked photography questions goes something like this:

“I have to order prints. Help!”

Its such a simple concept but leaves so many people absolutely stuck and overwhelmed when it’s time to get their photos off their camera. We’ve enlisted the help of one of our partnering professional photographers (Jen Daniels) to take some of the guess work out of it for you. Here are the tips from the pro!

1. Go beyond digital.

Go ahead and wrap your brain around the concept that the digital images your photographer sends you are NOT a final product.

Lets all say that out loud friends.  Digital. Images. Are. Not. The. Final. Product. Get your images off your computers, phones and get them on your WALLS! They are only images you enjoy when they sit on your hard drives.

Let everyone enjoy them. Share the love! Print pictures, make albums, invest in that canvas….you won’t be sorry!

2. If its going on your wall, print it through your professional photographers lab.

Pro lab prints are not available to you unless you are professional photographer but you will NOT be sorry at the investment. Not all printers are created equal. Theres a time and place for quick and easy prints (I’m looking at you Walmart, Target and services such as Snapfish, Shutterfly and Free Prints.)

But if its going on your walls, it needs to be pro quality. First, the color calibration is more accurate at the labs. Need some proof? Check out the color tones that are cast on cheap printers:

How To Get Your Photos Off Your Camera And On Your Walls | Delta Girl Frames

Secondly, the pro labs use archival paper. This means it will stand up to light, both sun and artificial, finger prints, dust, and just daily life. Colors won’t fade. Kids touching prints won’t ruin them.

You don’t even need glass in your frames. The images are actually more stunning without them. This always throws our clients at first but theres a reason you don’t see glass in frames at museums, fine art galleries or any photo exhibition. Prints look better without the glare of glass over them.

Pro lab quality prints afford you the opportunity to have this quality of print. There are also a ton of finishes available with pro labs should you choose to get a little more artsy. We’ll get into some of those in another blog post, but just know that pro labs are absolutely worth the extra few dollars for their prints!

 3. Order your frames first.

The easiest way to order prints is to order your frames first! Order your frames, lay out the gallery the way it looks and fits best on your wall then go back to your gallery      and find your favorite images based on what you’re working with. This takes the guess work out of “I don’t know what size to get.” Yes, you do! You need a vertical 8×10. Go forth and order one!

4. Our favorite labs.

What are our favorite labs? For pro labs, its hands down Miller’s. Their quality, finishes and production time can’t be touched. You’ll need to ask your photographer if he/she prints through them.

There are other amazing labs out there so if they don’t print with Miller’s be rest assured the prints will still be very high quality. Miller’s is just our personal favorite!  Other amazing NON-pro labs include Mpix and if you’re looking to do some super fun stuff with your prints, head over to Persnickety Prints!

If you don’t have a go-to photographer check out our list of partnering photographers – we work with some of the best that specialize in headshots, family photos, maternity and baby, weddings, and all the in-between moments. Got questions? Email us info(at)deltagirlframes(dot)com and we’re happy to help!

Bottom line-You don’t need to print ALL of your photos, but you DO need to print SOME of them.

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Sep 25 2018

Fall styling for your frames

Pumpkin spice lattes. Comfy sweaters. Cozy fireside nights. While we’re dreaming of all things fall, the workshop is currently surrounded by palm trees, pool days, and 100 degree weather. Whats a girl got to do to get a bit of the seasons in the sunshine state?!

Like many of you, I LIVE for decorating my house for the holidays. And I mean, ANY holiday.

Halloween- on point with the spookiness. Thanksgiving- pilgrims are basically living at my house. Christmas- pretty much a set from a Hallmark movie. But our recent transition to Florida has given me a bit of pause and got me thinking how to get inspired and motivated to bring the fall season to our new home. Obviously, a fall candle isn’t cutting it and my gorgeous fall wreaths are clearly not adequate either.

So from one designer’s house to yours, here are a few tips and tricks to get that FALL feeling without having to redecorate your house from scratch…

Delta Girl Frames Fall Styling Suggestions

1- Choose a few strategic frames and switch out the pictures with something more in line with the season. For fall, scan your Halloween pictures from years past or choose a photo that has nature as a backdrop. Because nothing screams autumn like outdoor photo shoots.

Fall Small Gallery Frame Set

Clockwise: 8×10 Dover White Wash, 5×7 Westchester Gray Wash, 5×7 Caviar Wash; Picture by @lorinordstrom

2- Style vignettes with your frames. We recently got tiny gourds and pumpkins, a preserved leaf wreath, and a cinnamon broomstick all from our local Trader Joes. Throw in your favorite Delta Girl Frame and you have the chicest entryway one could ask for. Some of our current faves are any of our Delta Girl washes – a lil more rustic and distressed than a solid color frame, our washes add a great color pop but with sub personality. They SCREAM fall – in the most casual way possible.

8×10 4 inch Agreeable Grey Wash with Dover White Large Dot Trim. 📸 by Rae Barnes Photo

3- If you have a gallery wall, switch out a few of the frames themselves with tones that evoke the season. We absolutely love a moody navy or gray to help elevate our frame-game to fall. Or choose a cheery red or bright green to bring some December delight. Besides that, a flash of gold or rose gold never hurts.

4- Incorporate seasonal pieces from other makers that highlight the time of year. Autumn evokes thoughts of abundance, harvest, change, and earthiness. Therefore no need to change out frames or photos, but add items to accentuate your current season.

Wall Art

Clockwise from top right: @olivewooddesigns, @qbhome, @qbhome

If you’re like our household and have a fall candle lit from September 1st-November 25th, you can without a doubt celebrate the season no matter what the weather outside is. So don’t mind me as I drink my caramel macchiato and bake an apple pie while my kids are playing in the pool. Because a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do to get her FALL on. Happy Fall Y’all!

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5 Ways To Make A Big Impact With One Frame

One frame can do way more for a room than you imagine. Let’s look at five ways one frame makes a big impact.

 

5 Ways To Make A Big Impact With One Frame | Delta Girl Frames

Don’t be afraid to make one big bold statement. 

Why sell yourself short with small photos? The bigger, the better – am.i.right? Gallery walls are great for staircases or long hallways, but don’t be afraid to make a big bold beautiful statement with a single large frame.

This one is especially near and dear to our heart – our exclusive Delta Girl gray wash – our special blend, each completely unique, that has that uber chic look of distressed barn wood, meets gray neutral dream.

Want to go even more bold? Add some pop with a colorful trim! 

 

5 Ways To Make A Big Impact With One Frame | Delta Girl Frames

K.I.S.S. – keep it simple silly.

Listen, I’m a more-is-more kinda girl. But sometimes one beautifully created piece paired tastefully with the right accessories is just absolute perfection. We LOVE this boneweave beauty from our Gilded Molly collection paired with some of our favorite target finds for a budget friendly options that reads high-glamor – and oh.so.cool. Big impact, one frame. Done. 

 

5 Ways To Make A Big Impact With One Frame | Delta Girl Frames

Layer on the accessories.

Who said frames HAVE to be hung?! Layer a beautiful frame with other beautiful accessories – a window, a vintage flag, antlers, a boxwood wreath, you name it – it’ll go. Either way – you can get BIG impact by mixing a single beautiful frame with other accessories and vintage finds. 

5 Ways To Make A Big Impact With One Frame | Delta Girl Frames

5 Ways To Make A Big Impact With One Frame | Delta Girl Frames

 

 

5 Ways To Make A Big Impact With One Frame | Delta Girl Frames

Try a Chalkboard! 

Who said it HAS to be a photo? Let your inner Pinterest goddess go wild and chalk your favorite verse, summer bucket list, or holiday cheer with by inserting a chalkboard into ANY of our Delta Girl frames. Chalk not your thing? Why not use the chalkboard as a backdrop? Showcase that amazing kid art, Christmas cards, or loose photos you collect along the way.  

5 Ways To Make A Big Impact With One Frame | Delta Girl Frames

 

 

5 Ways To Make A Big Impact With One Frame | Delta Girl Frames

Photo credit: Rae Barnes Photography

See double. 

If one frame physically isn’t enough for your space… not to worry, snag yourself a twin. That’s right – don’t be afraid to use multiples of the same frame used together to give one cohesive look, and yet still give yourself enough real estate for those sweet grandchildren, fur babies, or must-display photos. 

 

How will you use a frame to make an impact in your home?

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Should You Pick The Photo First Or The Frame?

Should You Pick The Photo First Or The Frame? | Delta Girl Frames

 

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Er…I mean, the frame or the photo?

Please tell me I’m not the only one trying to do ALL the things during summer. Organize the house? Sure. Redecorate that much-put-off statement hallway? Absolutely.

Should You Pick The Photo First Or The Frame?

We’re all SO busy, and sometimes projects can be hard to START because exactly that…we don’t know WHERE to start.

Which leads me to my favorite feedback from customers:  “I want to get frames from Delta Girl, but I don’t know which photos I want to frame – so I need to get that pulled together before I can even start to figure it all out.”

Insert egg, then chicken. Which leads us down this big black hole of options, confusion, and trying to pick between your favorite photos, friends, and memories. ACK! Cue panic.

Should You Pick The Photo First Or The Frame? | Delta Girl Frames

How about a new way to consider this project?

What if, instead, you picked the frame BEFORE the photo?

Yep, that’s right. Just like you pick an outfit based on what fits you, why not select your frames to fit the space (and your style), and then fill them with your most recent favorite memories?

Different from those stuffy online framers, our frames allow you to easily swap your photos/art via the easily opened framer’s points on the back.

This means you can display your favorite end of school year photos in the spring and at the end of summer, you can swap them out to showcase your vacation.

Check out this room transformation!

Should You Pick The Photo First Or The Frame? | Delta Girl Frames

Before

Should You Pick The Photo First Or The Frame? | Delta Girl Frames

After (all 8×8 frames)

Want to make life EVEN easier?

Allow us to create a gallery wall for your space using all the same size photos!

Translation: print out all your fave photos using one consistent size and swap them out throughout the year – and no more wasted prints, or endless brain space used trying to figure it all out.

And lastly – for the really busy woman-on-the-go – snag our custom consultation and let us do all the work for you. You’ll get a call with our design team, a custom layout specific to your space, and options to help jumpstart your summer project list.

Should You Pick The Photo First Or The Frame? | Delta Girl Frames

Either way. Chicken or egg, frame or photo – crossing this ‘must-do’ off your list will never feel so good when you’re able to enjoy all your favorite memories proudly hanging on your walls.

Happy Framing!

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8 New Frame Patterns At Delta Girl Frames

8 New Frame Patterns At Delta Girl Frames

There are 8 new patterns available in our shop!

Meet Cement Tile, Checkmate, Constellation, Diamond Dot, Graph, Mod Floral, Tin Punch, and Tuxedo Tile.

Frame Patterns

Cement Tile

Checkmate

 

Constellation

 

Diamond Dot

 

Graph

 

Mod Floral

 

Tin Punch

 

Tuxedo Tile

 

Order

Have fun designing your own frame in our create your own section, or book a design consult and let us do the work making something for that empty wall that’s ready to be filled.

Remember: Delta Girl Frames are hand-made from high quality pine and hand-painted using Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore paint. No two frames are exactly alike. Expect unique sanding, glazing and distressing touches.

You can see our design inspiration below.

8 New Frame Patterns At Delta Girl Frames

 

Which new pattern is calling your name?

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Stock up during our Classic Wash Sale!!

It’s here!!  We’re moving soon and working through every step of de-stashing all.of.our.wood supplies.  Crackers and canned beans for dinner, secretly throwing out of toys while kids are in school, and clearing out some wood so our movers don’t laugh at us when they come pack the studio.

So? You win!  We’re having a sale on all of our wash frames!

Lets chat about a wash for a second.  Every single one comes out slightly different.  Its a beautifully unique treatment we use to get a lot of color and a lot of weathered appeal.  These frames are beautiful as stand alone pieces and easily blend into any established home and wall decor.

We’re making it as easy as possible.  We’ve created a listing with some of our most popular colors we LOVE using.  Pick any color, pick your frame size, and pick your trim color.

We’ll take care of everything else!

We’re obsessed with a solid white on white.  Create an awesome mix and match gallery wall with this look-all white frames, all white trims, all assorted sizes.  Its beautiful in any home!

Click fast!  Buy now!  This sale is live now through Sunday, April 15th!

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A Delta Girl Spotlight!

A few years ago we were lucky enough to attend the Making Things Happen conference (do you know about MTH??  If not, go.  Register.  Attend) where we befriended Kate, of Kate and Moose.  A quick introduction turned into a long relationship of two girl bosses just trying to bring our colorful dreams to reality.

Kate was sweet enough to do a little Artist Spotlight on us last week and we wanted to share the news-didn’t you always want to know where we get our inspiration, what our favorite color is, and what one thing we’d eat for the rest of our life (spoiler alert-we love food AND we’re rule breakers so theres 3 rest of our life foods).

Head over, check us out, and leave Kate a little love or buy any of her amazing pieces!  What, you wanted to see our favorites?!?  Ok, ok…..

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