Monday, April 27, 2015

Nanny's Ballerinas

Greetings, friends! I have been planning this post for some time and took the pictures a while back (as evidenced by the sweet bunny angel), but just now getting around to posting. This is a super simple before and after to showcase how much a new mat and frame can help. My grandmother (Nanny) cross-stitched these ballerinas in 1984, when I started dancing. As a kid, my favorite ballerina was always the one with the red socks and red hair bow. It hung in her living room as long as I can remember. It is now mine and I wanted to upgrade the '80s frame.

I purchased the white $10 Ikea Ribba frame (which are my favorite inexpensive frames, by the way), but opening of the mat was a bit too large. I went to Blick Arts, purchased scrap mat, and they cut the opening to the correct size - all for only $8! While framing, I decided to double the mats, though I'm not entirely sure if I will keep both in there. I added Nanny's Ballerinas to my large "wall of need." Simple and easy - I'm so glad this piece of art is now in my place!

2 comments:

Tee Enn said...

May I suggest switching the Paris statement canvas to the higher position on the wall and the sentimental artwork that asks to be studied to the lower position that would enable it to be studied?

Mary Ann said...

Absolutely, you can suggest it! :-)