I wanted to share a quick little transformation that has made such a huge difference! The above painting was painted, if I have the story straight, many years ago by a co-worker and friend of The Engineer's Grandfather. I'm not sure why or how it ended up in The Engineer's hands, perhaps because of his love of sailing? Regardless, he loves this painting. For many years it's hung upstairs in the playroom. The children and I have recently begun pretending it's very much like the painting in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. You know? The one that comes to life and fills the room with sea water? Their way in...
Anyway, I just wasn't so crazy about the frame. Now, I know a lot of artists who have VERY strong opinions about the type frame in which their art should or should not be hung. I've been vented to, regarding "the tacky frame she hung my painting in!" I've even read of artists removing their work from certain frames. I have no idea who picked this frame. However, I like gold. So does The Engineer. And it's hanging in our house.
So I slid card stock between the canvas and the frame and brought out my trusty tube of "Rub n' Buff Antique Gold" and set to work. That $5 tube has helped with many a project.
Once she was dry, I carried her all over the house, holding her up here and there...and finally I came to the master bedroom...and I just knew it was a good fit. (I've been trying to re-work our bedroom...that's a story in and of itself... the walls used to be quite dark. Several months ago....I painted them white. And we are loving it!)
The Engineer is thrilled. I really like the gold frame. And I loved seeing his face light up at the transformation. But more than that, I love that he is happy with its new placement. Sigh.
Again, I stand amazed at God's sweet blessings and His attention to the seemingly insignificant.