- The January Cure
- My Cure, Day 2: Set Up Your Outbox
- My Cure, Day 3: Weekend Chores, Make Green Cleaners, & Buy Flowers
- My Cure, Day 4: Get a Fresh Perspective in 10 Minutes
- My Cure, Day 5: Complete One Project on Master “To Do” List
- My Cure, Day 6: Frame a Piece of Artwork Hiding in the Closet
- My Cure, Day 7: Plan Your February Get-Together!
- My Cure, Day 8: Kitchen Organizing & Cleaning, Find a Recipe and Try it Out
- My Cure, Day 9: Create a Landing Strip
- My Cure, Day 10 & 11: Take a Media Fast
- My Cure, Day 12: Declutter My Book & Music Collection
- My Cure, Day 13: Flowers, Bedroom Zen
- My Cure, Day 14: Paperless Office
- Tidying is Contagious
Tomorrow is my birthday…
That being said, a year ago my good friend Sarah surprised me with a beautiful peacock print that I spotted at Chicago’s Renegade Holiday Bazaar last year. The poor, neglected print has been kept safe inside a book for a year. It was time to frame! I used a frame I already had, a pretty watercolor paper for the background & my peacock print. Take a look at the pics I snapped through the process.
Happy Birthday to me!
Having some artwork around the house that you’ve been meaning to frame and hang is a very common situation. It just seems to be one of those tasks that feels wonderful once its complete, but is very easy to put off. So, most of us probably can very easily think of some piece of artwork we have that needs framing – It can be a painting, a drawing, a photograph, a print, a poster, a card – big or small, expensive or free – made by you, a friend, a local artist, or even your kids – from a gallery, a secondhand shop, a craft fair or found online. Non-traditional things can be wonderful as decorative art, too – when framed and elevated to an object of honor – a menu, a silk scarf, tickets, a note from a loved one.Think about which item would truly make you happy to display in this way in your home. The origin and the artist is less important than how it makes you feel. The important part is that you should love it and really want to use it to add some warmth, beauty and individuality to your space.
Now that you’ve given it some thought and made a choice it’s time to get this taken care of – don’t put it off any longer – let’s get the process underway. (Lots of helpful links below!)
If you are planning to DIY the framing, you’ll want to measure, decide if you want a mat, and figure out what size frame you’ll need. If the dimensions of the artwork allows for you to pick up a standard size mat and frame, great! Add that to your shopping list. If you need a custom size (and have DIY skills!) pick up or order your supplies. Either way, get busy and keep in mind that we’ll be hanging artwork on the 29th, so it should be ready by then.
If you are going to go pro – drop it off today (or ASAP) and be sure to let them know you’ll need it by 1/29.
If you already have a piece of framed artwork set aside that you can hang on the 29th with the rest of us, consider today a free day to catch up or put some time in on working on your project that you got started on yesterday.