Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pears Pastel: Before & After

First, let me thank those of you who responded to my last post. I appreciate your support, encouragement and compliments more than I can say. I am looking forward to continuing on with My Little Bungalow, and it is comforting to know you are reading and enjoying the simple things I have to share. Thank you.

A few weeks ago, I showed you some of the pastel drawings in our home, including some of my work. I mentioned I was going to take the drawing of the three pears to have a new frame put on it. Well, I wanted to share with you the "before" and "after" photos. I think they are quite amazing.

Before ...

And after ...

The drawing looks so much better in its new frame, don't you think? The whole piece looks richer. It even has a slight antique quality to it.

I love how the frame's color and wood grain bring out the shadows in the drawing. The frame also complements the antique chairs in the dining room. The drawing now hangs on the wall above this chair and I think they look lovely together.

Here's detail of the new frame. It has an old look, but it's modern at the same time. I can't believe we didn't think to reframe this piece years ago!  

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  1. Yes, love the pears in the new frame. We have so many gold frames in our home that were done years ago, love some of them but others feel dated to me. Think I will reconsider them when we make our move. This motivated me to look around and evaluate!

  2. That looks great, Claudia. It's not easy to chose a nice frame but you did well. It looks warmer and richer and linear quality of the grain is a great contrast to the curves in the pears. It looks beautiful on your richly colored walls.

  3. My gosh, the difference is huge! It shows how the right frame is so very important. I love the new look one x


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