Mar 30, 2010 - Decorating, Homemaking, Personal    4 Comments

Bolder Picture Hanging

I’ve decided that it’s time to take my beloved artwork out of ‘storage’ and get it up on the walls! There are three pieces and one got put up today. The rest will soon follow. Part of the reason it didn’t go up before was that I didn’t want to damage the walls and the other is that I was afraid of it falling. I’m almost over that second fear. 🙂

Since my RV wall space is limited, I’ll be putting the pieces wherever there is room for them. For the piece I hung today my options were the toilet room or the other outside wall of the toilet room that’s in my study (my raven is on the dressing room side). It’s much too pretty a piece to be stuck in a tiny toilet room, so the study it was!

This gorgeous colour-rich painting is oil on canvas and was painted by my very talented sister! She says she originally intended to paint it for me and didn’t like it, so she put it aside. When I was visiting her home one day I saw it and asked if I could have it. She should have more faith in her talents! I had it framed as soon as I had the means to do so.

To hang it, I screwed two short screws into the wall from which to hang the painting from the wire behind it. In addition to this, I stuck three pieces of industrial strength velcro to the back — one along the bottom and two along the sides. It is my belief that when I am ready to paint this room I will be able to remove the painting by separating the velcro layers. Famous last words? 🙂

My sister also made another painting that she actually gave to me. It is of my favourite flowers, lilacs:

I believe this one is also oil, but on wood. It rests on a cute little easel. I have it up on the bookcase when I’m stopped and I just tuck it in with the books when I travel.

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  • Hi Miranda, I wanted to delurk since I have been stalking your blog for months now. I am Nicole in Texas, so if you have been noticing blog hits from Texas, it’s me. LOL. Love your blog and love how passionate you are about being on the road and being self sufficant! You are inspiring. Between your blog and The Happy Janssen’s, I am trying to talk my husband into at least trying RV-ing. Wish me luck! I look forward to your posts every day, you are always a dependable read. 🙂

    http://www.happyjanssens.com/

  • Hi Nicole! Thank you for delurking and taking the time to comment with such kind words. I’ve actually blogged about the Janssens before! http://travelswithmiranda.uskeba.ca/?p=710. I love how they decorated their rig and have similar inspirations for Miranda once I get to the decorating portion of the makeover.

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