The spooky frightened girl painting has now been hung. I heart it.
In case you're trying to orientate yourself, this is the wall opposite of the built in.
As Mr. Limestone pointed out, the Metropolitan Musuem of Art won't be phoning me for my services but it got the job done.
Since we had picture rail running through this floor, I wanted to use it. (Mostly because Im freaked about putting a hole in the newly repaired plaster!) I ordered the hooks from House of Antique Hardware and used some picture wire from Home Depot.
Its not quite finished though. It leans just a little bit so Im going to add a couple of those felt furniture feet floor protecters to the back. The recessed light above needs to get some new trim to make it a wall washer to highlight the painting. And I think I need to layer a small accent chair here. Not this one (which is destined for my office) but a chair is in order. Once I have my living room furniture in place, I can hunt for something in here.
I realize its not a priceless masterpiece but I do love it. For those that don't appreciate my taste, Ill be happy to accept a donation of something more pleasing. For your shopping convenience, my favorite painting can be found at the National Gallery. :)
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