A Signed Original

4.16.2012

It appears that I am at it again. I just can't help it. I just keep trying to find the perfect piece for this wall in the renovated powder room.



It wasn't very long ago when I showed you this sign hanging in the powder room. Well, while at the antique mall, a couple of weeks ago, I found something else. Something even better than this sign. I was walking up and down the aisles, not even looking for something for this spot and then I spotted it. Way down underneath a table leaning against the leg.


This country church painting just grabbed my attention. Not a very well done painting, but much better than I could do.


I really like the fact that it isn't a painting that would ever make it to a gallery, but it is a signed original.


I knew the colors and size was perfect for this room.


It hung frameless for a while.


After it hung for a few days I decided it needed a frame so I bought one at Hobby Lobby when they were half off.


I felt this rustic wood frame fits the painting perfectly.




It also fits the wall space better. Sometimes you just have to keep tweaking till you get it just right. Not saying it couldn't possibly change again, but it should be like this for a while.

The painting was $30 and I got the frame for $12. So not too bad.


Joining the following:


 PILLOW GIVEAWAY still going here! Winner announced tomorrow!!

55 comments:

  1. Love it, Kim. You're right...it's perfect there!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great painting. I love the church with the steeple. Beautiful and you picked a great frame. Hugs, Marty

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a sweet picture. It is perfect for your spot, and who knows? It could be one of those that are secretly worth millions of dollars! Jane

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ahh, so I was wrong about a new copper mold. I have a daughter who paints and I have nothing on my walls of hers. I am going to make a request.

    ~Bliss~

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hey Kim,

    I have always loved quaint paintings by unknown artists...there is a kind of quiet mystery there. Don't you think?
    it looks great hanging up. Good find.

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

    ReplyDelete
  6. The rustic frame that you picked is just perfect for your new piece of artwork! Looks fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Some of the best things are found under tables and in crowded/cluttered back rooms of antiques shops. Your painting is wonderful and perfect for the powder room. The rustic frame is icing on the cake, Kim.

    ReplyDelete
  8. So cool and just the perfect touch-as always.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love it! The frame you chose really enhances the picture since it is rustic. Love the colors in it too.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Kim, I adore church paintings. LOVE the colors in this one. I think it looks great, and the frame is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is perfect, and I love the colors!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. PERFECTION Kim!! I love your new painting and the frame!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I LOVE the painting. I love how simple it is, just like a country church...perfect! The frame is perfect, too! What I am really lovin' and want to drive to Georgia and steal is the Le Mouton pillow!! I love sheep! What a great find! Christie

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a great buy and it looks terrific there in its new frame.

    Gretchen

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love your painting....no that isn't correct....I covet that
    painting! I just love the simplicity and the colors!! Wish
    I saw it first! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I totally get it ... how a space can eat at you till you finally get it right. I'm a sucker for amateur art, too. Great find!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Such a great find! I really like it!
    -Anna
    asweetsouthernmess.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Kim it is just the perfect work of art!! An original is a big plus. What a great find!

    I have a $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Soft Surroundings if you would like to enter!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    ReplyDelete
  19. Have you looked at the Dailypaintworks site? You can buy outstanding original art for anywhere from 40.00 on up. There are also other daily painters sites--you can find great paintings on the web!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love that picture, that has become a new obsession of mine. When I see someones art at Goodwill if I like it I pick it up, it makes me sad that someone is getting rid of it! Beautiful piece and now it has a very nice home!

    ReplyDelete
  21. The colors are perfect and I love the frame. Good job once again!
    Hugs, Linda

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love it love it love it! I always say...original art just has something more...someone's hands did this. Even if a painting is naive, it is still so quaint. Absolutely perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Such a pretty picture!!! It found the perfect spot! enjoy your week.
    Take care
    Kristin

    ReplyDelete
  24. I think it's just the perfect bit of folk art. So charming! Have a wonderful week, Kim.

    ReplyDelete
  25. That does fit the space a lot better, Kim. I love a bit of quirky folk art here and there and I think this piece is adorable. xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
  26. This is a delightful piece, Kim. I like the naive quality of this work, and I agree, it is perfect for your spot.

    ReplyDelete
  27. The church is very sweet and I love primitive frames.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I like it very much! The colors- everything! Looks great on the wall and nice frame pick as well.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Kim, I love your new painting and it looks perfect in your powder room. It's true that sometimes you just have to keep looking until you find that perfect piece!

    Kat

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love folk art, so of course your new painting appeals to me. The rustic frame tones down the brighter colors nicely.

    ReplyDelete
  31. It's perfect Kim and the frame was the finishing touch!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love that painting and the frame. Perfect imperfection. Beautiful and original.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Kim,
    I love finding those old paintings.The colors are nice and bright for that space.The frame works perfect with it too.
    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  34. Don't you just love it when you aren't looking for something and that's when you find something great? It really fits the spot well and I love the bright colors which has a folk art appeal.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Kim I love that painting and the frame is just perfect! You are on fire with your finds lately!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love, love, love it. There is something so charming about amateur
    paintings.
    Katie (Let's Add Sprinkles)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Looks great and I see you moved little piggie too!
    That little fellow sure gets around.
    :)
    The frame is perfect for the piece.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I think it is PERFECT!! Love it. I'm still coveting the pig! LOL! No matter where he goes, I still love him! blessings ~ tanna
    ps thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers. I will be forever grateful.

    ReplyDelete
  39. It looks great, Kim. I love the colors and subject matter. It's really pretty and the rustic frame is perfect.
    Babs

    ReplyDelete
  40. I think art does not have to be gallery quality to be good and just the perfect thing. This painting is very charming, and so much better than some run of the mill print. Good eye!

    ReplyDelete
  41. You have a good eye. I love it! Looks great!Joann

    ReplyDelete
  42. I just adore the painting, if you ever want to get rid of it I would love to buy it:) I do like the look of it in your powder room, very bright and cherry. Perfect!!!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I think it's a great painting. I love buying paintings that other people might not think are special. If you think it's special then it is!

    Angie

    ReplyDelete
  44. Love it Kim. The frame is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I really like it, Kim. The size is perfect, too. The rustic frame definitely suits it; I love the rustic frames they have at Hobby Lobby {not to mention the 50% off sales}.

    ReplyDelete
  46. That painting was waiting for you...don't you feel that when you find certain things, it was just meant to be?
    Well that painting was just meant to be in your powder room..and the frame could not be more perfect for it...
    I am sure that the painter was painting his favorite church tucked in a beautiful serene meadow...something very special to him...and now it is special to you....

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love the primitive simplistic style of this painting and the frame is perfect.
    Laura

    ReplyDelete
  48. Perfect! Great for meditating while you are sitting on the "Phew".
    hugs,

    ReplyDelete
  49. Just love everything about your original signed artwork. And the frame is perfection!

    :)

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  50. Love it, love it, LOVE IT! Love the colors, the primitive style...and it's signed! It's a beautiful piece, and perfectly framed!
    Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  51. I love your signed original with or without the frame. Very cool.

    ReplyDelete
  52. It's funny, Kim, but every picture you've put in that powder room has looked right! I do love the 'primitive' painting, though. I'll bet a lot of love must have gone into making that picture and that makes it priceless.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Love it, it looks great !!

    Perfect for the space

    Kathy :)

    ReplyDelete

DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS