Wall Décor

Published on February 11th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Ram frames wall art

Israa uses Ram photo frames to create wall art, instead of framing art, with surprising results.

She says, “My hack is a modern wall art made out of Ikea Ram frames: I have always loved the look of sophisticated looking modern art pieces and I have to say that this project did it. For me, to make this look, I used 12 Ram frames in the following sizes:

3 50x70cm (approx 19.5″x27″)
3 30x40cm (approx 12″x16″)
3 21×30 (approx 8″x12″)
3 10×15 (approx 4″x6″)

I used a strong double sided stick foam tape to mount the frames, which worked great as the frames are very light weight. The biggest frame was mounted first. The other 3 frames are actually glued one on top of the other and set inside the big frame, which gives it kind of a 3D look. I used spray colour to paint the frames with black, silver, and purple. I have to say the picture does not do the art much justice as it looks more sophisticated in real life. I think it’s the lighting. But you can see my cat Mimi enjoying it.”

ram frame
ram frame

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Jules Yap

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13 Responses to Ram frames wall art

  1. Clinton says:

    Very well done – good work, I’m starting to get a few ideas from your blogspot, keep it up, cheers

  2. bisnis says:

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  3. Susan says:

    Wow…the one in the picture tickles my heart. hope to buy one in future.I too have a Modern Art website that may be of some use to you visitors.Thanks for sharing though.

  4. Disco Jess says:

    These are great, never thought of using only frames! I used those same frames and gallery wrapped fabric on them, but that was it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh dear. That is hideous. To each their own!

  6. Robj98168 says:

    Love this hack and am definetely going to copy it

  7. Magnus says:

    It’s probably unintentional but it reminded me of famed swedish Mazetti/Fazer Ögonkakao logotype.

  8. Liz says:

    There’s an order. The frames are being rotated clockwise. I like the sense of motion.

  9. person716348 says:

    hmm.. there doesnt seem to be an order to the orient of the frames. the first frame turns left, second and third turns right. maybe you should make them all turn the same way, or turn the smallest one the other way.. it would look smoother and balanced

  10. June says:

    wow, nice!

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