DIY: Painting Frame

Back in August 2010, we visited an art gallery in Bali, Indonesia where we bought a beautiful colorful local painting about Balinese women making their daily offerings to their temples.

We saw them at the Monkey Forest (2010, Bali Indonesia)

Local artist at work (2010, Bali Indonesia)

The painting

The painting was not framed and was sitting in our room for almost 4 years. Finally, last Sunday, I went to a paintings and frames store and asked how much it is to frame this painting. After measuring and calculating, the store lady quoted SGD 77.00! So expensive!

I looked around for a cheaper option. There is an art store around the area called “ArtFriend” and they sell anything art-related, including paints, canvas, and frames to stretch the canvas.

DIY Painting Frame

Materials used:

  • 4 x pre-cut wood frame (measure according to the size of the painting, SGD 15.00 total)
  • 1 x heavy-duty stapler (SGD 13.00)
  • picture hanging strips (or double sided tapes or adhesive hooks, SGD 6.00)

Total spend: SGD 34.00 (vs. SGD 77.00, saved SGD 43.00)

Assemble the wood together to build the frame. I bought those with ready-made slots at the edges, but you can also build your own frame if you can. Gently pull the sides of the canvas around the wooden frame and secure at the back with staples. Look at the sides of the photo below.

To hang, we used picture hanging strips, placing 2 at the top part, and 1 each on the sides.

Another project done and crossed out from the list. Yey!

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Hubby and I got engaged in Bali, Indonesia on 10 August 2010. Just sharing, hihi!

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