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A young man doing a home renovation project discovered this written on the lath behind his wall:
He wanted to repect his home's history and frame it up handsomely for the new space. We selected a really grainy dark wood moulding to connote Turn of the Century building material.
I made really narrow sidewalls in the same color as the mat. (3/8")
Mounting was done with super short screws. These are almost never used in framing, but totally appropriate when framing building materials. Adhesives might have done more harm here than good--I considered that they might rip the fragile paper covering on the lath, in a gravity + time equation.
Below is the finished project. We went with UV glass to prevent potential future fading.
This next project is a great photo I have affectionately referred to as Rockstar Dad. (There is a Moonbounce interior reflected in his mirror shades.)
Image floats on a gray/blue linen. Spacers raise glass above art. Contrasting vivid orange metal frame. Rockstar all the way :)
And this last one is contemporary (etsy) silhouette art. Silhouettes were popular as Victorian art, so we added a Victorian framing element in the oval opening in the center. It also makes for a more dynamic design. The cool neutral mat and the modern gallery frame bring it right up to date.