A diy idea for instant vintage art!
As it is the start of a new year I am trying to tick a few things off a list that has been around for ages…
I sure you have one too….these are lists of things that you need or must have done, but they all depend on funding…. they need £’s or $’s to make them happen!….
Such as my pile of prints, paintings and tapestries. They all need framing in order to protect and display them.
Have you noticed how very expensive it is to get anything framed by a framer these days?
Soooooooo expensive, I was horrified.
Hence my enquiry at the local framers, and the list alterations. (see no.3.)
I simply am not prepared to pay those prices.
Talented other half to the rescue yet Again…and yes I did ask very politely.
He measured everything I needed framing, listened very patiently to what I wanted, made a list of colours and then disappeared for a few hours….
He came back later with my first request, a pair of wooden open frames that I could stretch my ‘kitschy’ oil canvas over….
and one for my vintage tapestry an ‘alpine scene’ (which by the way I did not sew, it was a thrifty find from last year.)
Now it is my turn…I have located my trusty staple gun. Time for me to do it myself I think?
A bit of stretching and pulling is needed….
but the end result is worth it…
…now to find the perfect spot to display them….
On the ‘Alpine’ themed picture shelf I think…(toh made that picture shelf its from an off cut of mahogany..a beautiful coloured wood)
What do you think? Money well saved I think!
My Toh meanwhile is painting and altering old frames to fit new prints and old posters….more pics to follow..