When we moved into our house, I painted a magnetic stripe on his bedroom wall to display some of his artwork. The magnetic wall does not work as well as planned. Boo to the Who.
I took them home and tried them on the wall. It worked!! I danced around the room, sang a little song, and ran (literally) back downstairs to paint them white. I am so glad I was home alone, my husband would have probably had me committed. Then, I hung some art with them, ahhhhhh...it has been a long time coming.
I also chose to frame one of his larger pieces of work, but I needed a frame. What to do? What to do? Find one on the cheap. So I did.
I found a frame with this lovely picture in at Goodwill for $5. (I forgot to take a picture of the frame before I painted it.)It was fun carrying it around in my buggy, especially when an 80 year old man stopped me to admire the print. Awesome! He hoovered over my buggy for a good five minutes while I browsed telling me how beautiful it was. Can you say..."Akward Turtle"? Either way, I told him he could have the print, I just wanted the frame. He decided to pass.
The frame was a light wood color before, but I decided to paint it white. I made some matting out of black posterboard and put the frame back together with the artwork.
I think it turned out pretty good. Better than being stuck in a box somewhere. Now this aspiring artisit has his own bedroom gallery.
P.S. More on this room to come! Lots of thrifty finds in this space. Can you pick them out?