Saturday, May 18, 2024

Hunting for a Thrifty Frame

This week during a stop at an out-of-town Goodwill, the hunt was on for a frame.

A dear friend from a family we have loved for decades had given a truly gorgeous painting of a jungle scene.

So many members of the family are immensely talented artists.

Because the painting was frameless, it has never been hung but that is about to change.

There in the Goodwill thrift store, a gold frame looked to be a nearly perfect size for the jungle scene painting. 

I bought it, brought it home, cleaned it up, and removed the glass front. 

The painting's edge could barely fit the top of the frame.

With a hammer to the rescue, I got it into the frame, minus the glass.

It's not perfect but the frame looks classy and the painting remains gorgeous.

Sometimes in life, there is a happy ending to a problematic situation.

In addition to the frame for the painting, I came across a very elaborately framed African-looking print with graceful dancers. 

It joined the gold frame and will eventually  be part of a wall art gallery in the apartment.



Red Rose Alley said...

So nice that you found just the right frame for your painting, Susan. It looks like a Summery scene, which will be nice for the months ahead. Your post comes at a good time, as I want to get a frame for a handmade drawing that Francesca made me. It's a flower in a vase, and it is so cheerful and Springy that I want to frame it! That is really neat that you are making a wall art gallery at your home. The dancers are delightful too. You always come across the most unique items at your thrift store outings.

To answer your question....Yes, I like art to be framed, but I have a small painting from a blog friend many years ago that isn't framed, and it's still wonderful.


diane stetson said...

I like framed art. I think you will enjoy both those paintings very much. They are colorful and will brighten up your apt.

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