If you were to peek into our bedroom today, you might notice something new:
I pinned it and a week later I was still thinking about it so obviously I had to pull the trigger. The print itself is12″x12″, but it is printed on 13″x19″ paper and when it arrived yesterday I realized it was centered on the paper. I guess I was expecting the bottom portion to be larger, but that made the choice about framing it easier. I was teetering between showing a lot of the natural white border of the paper or cropping it in to just a half inch around the print. I went with the latter. But my work was still not done. Is anything straight forward with me?
More than finding a frame with a mat for a 12×12 print (sounds hard), I was hunting for an affordable frame that I liked that felt clean and modern and no fuss and I would worry about the mat later. I found this large one with a very thin black frame around the whole edge with a huge white mat at Target for around $24. Perfect.
When I got home, I made new measurements for a 12.5″ square opening and pulled out my mat cutter.
I haven’t cut a mat for, ohhhhh, 6 years and I was a little rusty. I even cut my beveled edge backwards on my first cut (rookie)–but I got it corrected and it soon felt like riding a bike. The end result wasn’t perfect, but I was still patting myself on the back for trying and not settling on an ugly frame.
Anyone else found a new favorite artist or add art to their bedroom? Or maybe you have a fear of hanging anything above your bed? I get it…I think.