Friday, June 6, 2014

A Simple Fix

My good friend, Sally, spent a few days with me last week.  She arrived with a van full of little surprises. A tenant had left behind many things too lovely to discard, and Sally shared many of them with me. One of those items was this framed print.

It was very nicely framed with a triple mat that worked with the print, but, no so much with the colors in my house.  The bottom right corner had a water stain on the top mat as well.

I took off the backing and removed the mats.  Because they were sealed together, I had to cover the inner mats so that I could paint the most exposed brown mat.

I chose a gray color I had on hand because I used a lot of different grays with my last round of decorating and I thought this would make the whole thing work better in my house.

While I had it apart, I also touched up a few scratches on the print with colored markers.

The hardest part was getting it back into the frame but I managed.  Now I just have to decide where it will hang.

Here again is the BEFORE

and AFTER!

I am quite pleased with the tweaking on this lovely piece of art.

1 comment:

  1. The gray mat looks so much better and makes the print just pop! Where did you end up hanging it? Marg