Not just any Christmas painting......This is our (Thomas Kinkade) Limited Addition...."Holiday Gathering" painting, that Sam and I purchased about 17 years ago. A signed painting, by the artist himself!
For several years now, I have had it packed away in a very safe area. As the years have passed, the frame has become a thing of the past......for me! The frame just simple does not blend with my decor of today.
I know that I could have it RE-FRAMED......but I simply would prefer NO FRAME!
See!! There's just something about the frame that is out of style to me.
Since our home is going to be shown in the "Christmas Tour of Homes".......I would love to be able to have it hanging somewhere in the house....
Question is.......What to do about the frame??
I thought about taking it out of the frame and just hanging the canvas, however......Thomas Kinkade did not paint the sides of this painting. If I try to do it myself, I risk losing value ($$$$) in this beautiful painting.
So.....my fellow blog friends......I'm asking you, what you would do?
Use it as it is? Don't use it at all and put it back in storage?
Take it out of the frame and display the canvas as is? OR....
re-frame the thing?
Your thoughts will certainly be appreciated!!!