Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Framing a Masterpiece


This painting is hanging in my kitchen over my farm table...


It is very special to me because my oldest daughter painted it.
It was a gift for my 50th birthday....

Not only is it special because 
she painted it for me,

but the painting is of my father's hands...


My daughter painted the picture on masonite so it was not easy to hang.  I repurposed these curtain tie backs, screwed into the studs, and it's been hanging there for a 
couple of years now...



Today I decided it needed a deserving frame
and luckily I just picked up this old wooden bench from the side of the road. 

The bench was a disaster but some of the 
old wood was very salvageable...

I pulled it apart and measured the picture for the frame on the basement floor...


I used an L bracket to join the corners, 
then nailed the picture to the back of the frame.

This picture is a little blurry, I'm still working on my camera settings in dim light...
Some of my favorite parts of the frame are the things that give it character... 
The holes from when it was once a bench...


And the metal plate that was on the front of the bench.


So today I framed a masterpiece....

A beautiful picture of 
my Dad's strong hands...
painted by my artist daughter, 
and framed by me.




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10 comments:

  1. The tie back idea is actually a really neat one!

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  2. Very sweet!! I am a huge fan of the reclaimed wood. Framed quite a bit of my work in pallet and reclaimed fence boards.

    Beautiful painting. Might borrow the idea of the tie backs if you have no objections.
    Cheers. Gee

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  3. Beautiful painting...what a special piece. Love how you used the tie backs to hang it.

    Cindy

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  4. What a fabulous painting...what a lovely and touching gift!

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  5. WoW! What an amazing piece to have and to hang on your wall...so much family, love, and talent rolled up in one. I love the frame and the way you are displaying it.

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  6. Total awesomness! I do not use that word often. I save it only for the true spectacular! Lori Lucas

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  7. What a beautiful painting Susan, how very sweet of your daughter! Your frame looks great too and it looks perfect there!

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  8. What a treasure! A beautiful painting and done by your daughter...fantastic!

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  9. To have a picture or even a painting is one thing, but to have a story -a beautifully illustrated wonderful story is So Much More. Gorgeous!

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