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.