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The Frame Makes all the Difference and a Winner

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


When I placed this painting over the mantle, I liked it, but I didn't like it, like it.  Do you ever do that?  The frame just seemed so heavy and dark so I removed it.


It feels like a completely different painting now with that big dark frame removed.  Eventually the painting will be hung on the wall (which will take all of one minute, but I will manage to put it off for three weeks), but for now...love it.  Sometimes the frame makes all the difference, just not in the way you would expect.  Not to worry about the homeless frame....you know how we are with those...there is always something we can use them for.



    13 comments:

    1. Hi Rene! Wow, you aren't kidding, removing that frame makes all the difference in the WORLD! Really makes that gorgeous painting make a bold statement without the distraction of the frame~

      Congratulations to your lucky winner! :)

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    2. Hmmmmm, I never thought of removing my dark frames. Great idea. Your pictures looks so fresh and much lighter without the frame!
      Thanks for the tip!
      Yvonne

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    3. Removing the frame really did lighten up the painting. And removing the lamps with the dark shades also brightened up your mantel, I love the new look!

      And congratulations to Erica!

      Kat :)

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    4. Rene, you smart girl. That does look better without the frame. I like it leaning on the mantel the way you have it. Congrats to the winner!

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    5. Yay! I'm so excited because her pillow covers are gorgeous. Can't wait to pick one.

      And your picture looks much better w/o the frame - much light. -erica

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    6. I totally agree with you...I think the picture is sooooo much better without the frame...great job :-)

      Cheers: Evi

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    7. Wow! It looks so much better without the frame...who would have thought...YOU;)!

      So smart!

      I love your whole mantel vignette!

      Enjoy!
      Cathy

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    8. Congratulations Erica!

      Amazing what a difference removing the frame made! I like it.

      ~ Tracy

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    9. Congrats to her! I'm sure she will enjoy them for all of us.
      Brenda

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    10. Removing that frame DID make a huge difference. Looks so much better. :)

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    11. What a difference removing the frame makes! A great reminder that some times it's subtracting is better than adding! thanks so much for visiting, and for your nice comments!

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    12. Definitely likey and kudos to you to think of removing that cool but too heavy frame.
      And what a lucky girl Erica is. I hate her. Just kidding. :)
      Pam

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