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Matting & Framing Artwork 

On Display Thursday: Matting & Framing Tips & Technique

You found a fabulous printable or piece of artwork that you love.  So now what? How does this printed piece of paper turn into a useable decorating element?  You need to frame it of course -- and how you mat and frame it makes ALL the difference in how your final piece will look and whether it will work in your space.  Here are a few things to consider when you get ready to put your favorite piece of artwork on display:

Frame Color & Style:

sample artwork: You Are My Sunshine by SignsByAndrea

You'll want the frame color and style to coordinate with the decor of the room and the items that will be displayed around it.  You may prefer a thin clean-lined metal frame for a more modern look, or a wide chunky ornate wooden frame for a more traditional style.  Consider whether you want the frame itself to be neutral and blend into it's surroundings, or to become a bold statement in itself (such as in the red choice below). 

Kitchen Artwork Inspiration 

Wordy Wednesday: Kitchen Artwork Posters & Signs

Every kitchen can be brought to life with some playful artwork and conversation-starting prints.  Here are a few great finds that will brighten up any kitchen space!


Eat, Drink & Be Merry Sign
Eat, Drink & Be Merry Sign by Signs by Andrea


eat sign

I Love You More Than - Interactive Poster 

Last year for Valentine's Day I surprised my husband by hanging a framed poster in our master bathroom that said "I Love You More Than".  I used a little bit of Velcro to attach a red dry erase marker to the side of the frame and then filled in the blank with the word "ever".  After being together for 15 years, it was absolutely true. :)

I Love You More Than Poster