I’m doing my last hallway post, for now, anyway. But I think you’ll like this one.
You all know I have a thing for free art, as evidenced by the dead bug hanging on my wall. And this is no different. Well, it’s a little different; it’s not a bug at least, but it was free.
Several months ago I was flipping through a magazine full of clothing that I cannot afford, and came across a painting that I really liked. It had bright, happy, colours, and it was nearly full page. I immediately thought of framing it. I finally got around to it.
I cut out the page, and then grabbed one of the thrifted frames from this post, the brown one, to be exact. But when I laid the frame over the image, I had a problem. The frame was too tall and too narrow, or the picture was too short and too wide, either way, it didn’t fit. I may, or may not have, said a few choice words, and then got to thinking. I remembered i had some water colour printer paper back in the craft closet, and went to dig it out. It fit perfectly into the frame; I guess it was a document frame and not a photo frame. Lucky me!
I then sat myself down, and got to measuring. I wanted as much of the original image as possible, but also wanted it to look nice in the frame. After I got the measurements right, I cut out the center to create a nice, new, matte to frame the image inside the, er, frame.
Then I put it all together.
I love the offset border that I created, with the bold, wide, base. It reminds me of a Polaroid; remember those? What do you think?
Here it is on the wall…
And, since I promised this would be the last hallway post for a while, here’s all of it put together.
And from the other side…
You may notice that there are still a few empty frames. I haven’t decided what to put into them, yet. And the metal star, conveniently balancing the star fish on the opposite side, is the cake topper from our wedding. Nice, huh.
I still think that there is more to do, like fill the empty frames, and maybe painting that dark frame a bold colour, and that black matte white, or grey even. And of course, I still need to get that clock done and hung. I’ll get there. Some day.