If you missed our discussion on sourcing art, check it out in episode 21.
The only custom frame we’ve ever purchased was for this piece of art. Obviously it fits the piece perfectly and was super easy to hang.
This portrait, on the other hand, we bought from Etsy, and the frame is from Michael’s, so it took a bit of finagling . . .
. . . as evidenced by the painter’s tape holding the canvas in because we couldn’t get the back of the frame back on.
One of our more successful framing attempts was with Donnie’s John Muir poster. It wasn’t a standard size, but getting a matted frame meant we could hide that fact, as well as a tear in the poster.
I love hanging art on picture hooks. These hold thirty pounds, but they also come in fifty-pound and hundred-pound sizes.
Picture hooks are best used with picture wire. I’ve had this same spool forever. It also comes in various weight designations, so be sure to match the wire to the project.
This agave poster on our gallery wall is in a standard frame that had two hooks on the back. I tied those hooks together with picture wire so I could hang the frame on a picture hook.
I learned to tie picture wire securely in this YouTube video. This is what the wire should look like when you’re done tying it.
Even with the picture wire tied correctly, I was having problems hanging the portrait. Both the wire and the picture hook were visible over the frame because the hooks on the back of the frame were too close to the top. I solved that problem by flipping the hardware upside down. The hooks were previously at the top of the hardware.