What a Difference a Frame Makes June 15, 2012

I bought this sweet carousel horse, about 25 years ago. I recall that it was one of the first pieces of “real” art I had ever purchased.

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I found an old, chipped but much more interesting frame, at a recent estate sale for about $12, and decided to give my old friend a “face lift”.

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The new/old frame was slightly smaller, so for less than $6, I purchased a new piece of glass. I also had to cut the matting down, using a straight edge and an exacto knife. For a total of $18, I think it makes the art look much more special! Just one more reason to check out estate sales!

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Happy hunting,
Barbara

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6 Comments

  1. Donnamae on June 16, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Don’t you just love it when that happens? It’s stunning Barbara! Enjoy your weekend! 😉

  2. kim on June 16, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Nice change and I want your blue and white jar on the table.

  3. Beth on June 16, 2012 at 6:52 am

    The new frame made a world of difference! Blah before (IMO), and drool-worthy now. Great job!

  4. Gretchen on June 16, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Just beautiful! I love the horse and the new frame. You can just feel free to mail me the old frame. Haha.

  5. Barbara@HausDesign on June 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I love the detailing on the new frame – well done!

  6. designchic on June 18, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Love the update…great frame!

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