Finished Picture Frame

When I am not writing, I like to work on various projects. This is the latest.

I posted earlier about a frame I made for one of my daughters paintings. After some thought and a few opinions I opted to match the frame with the background of the piece.

Normally, I shy away from covering new wood with paint. It this case, I varied from the norm. Everything else left the painting wanting. I wanted to see if I could make an inexpensive frame that complimented the work, and I believe I succeeded.

Picture Frame Dilemma

 

I have crafted a frame for one of my daughter’s paintings. She painted this especially for me, so I want to provide a respectable frame for display.

It’s a simple frame I created from inexpensive cove molding and 3/4″ X 3/4″ trim from good-old Home Depot.

My dilemma is how to finish the frame. I have three options. Which one do you believe will accent the painting to it’s fullest potential?

  1. Paint the frame to match the white Gesso of the painting?
  2. Paint the frame a color to compliment the colors in the painting?
  3. Stain the frame (Dark or Light)?

Any input is appreciated. I’ve never been good with matching frames to the work.

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