Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Dining Room


Yesterday I finally picked up some extra heavy-duty picture-hanging hardware. The painting I decided to hang in the dining room weighs 25 pounds - a very heavy frame obviously. I hadn't really thought about the weight when I chose that frame. But it does make the dining room start to look finished now. With the hutch moved closer to the living room, I need to put something in the corner to balance the height -- maybe a tall plant or a corner etegere. I notice how funny my dining table looks with all the extra leafs (leaves?) removed. I think I'll put one back in.

More about this beautiful original oil painting here.

5 comments:

Catfish Tales said...

I'd say it's all coming about quite nicely, Becky!

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

The picture does not have glass? That is what usually really adds to the weight. If it is glassless then it is an extremely heavy frame.

It looks quite nice even with the leaf out of the table. I think I would go a nice plant in the corner. But then I am always in favor of green.

Becky Stauffer said...

It's an original oil painting, no glass. The weight is all frame.

I blogged about it back in November. If you click on those photos, you can see the detail in the painting and the frame. The colors have a brightness that my camera doesn't capture. But it's an exquisite painting.

http://bekkieslife.blogspot.com/2009/11/fine-art-old-lvov.html

Nicholas V. said...

Hi Becky. Yes, it looks great. I remember your origina blog about the painting and seeing it in place in your dining room now is fantastic. It really has found its place there.

Just make sure it hung securely, you don't want it falling down and getign damaged!

Becky Stauffer said...

Oh yes, Nicholas, that's my great concern. I purchased hanging hardware that is rated for 75 pounds and I used two of them spaced almost two feet apart to distribute the weight. It seems very secure.