October 17, 2010 6

new hanging artwork…

By in Master Bedroom, Upstairs Hallway

I finally got around today to hanging some artwork in my bedroom and upstairs hallway. Only two pieces, to be precise, but it’s a start. I always get anxious when it comes to hanging artwork and my head fills with questions such as “is this the right piece for this location?” or “is this piece the right size?” and then I become overwhelmed with self-doubt. Hopefully today will put an end to that.

I rehabbed the walls in my upstairs hallway and bedroom two years ago, and while I love how they came out, they have been looking a little empty. The piece I hung in the hallway today I had originally picked out for my bedroom, but after some tips from Anna at Door Sixteen I decided it was too small for the space. So it has been sitting on the floor underneath the blank space in my bedroom for two years! Two years! Meanwhile, I had been looking for something I liked for the bedroom but just couldn’t find something that was the right size or that I wanted to look at each day. Well, last spring I finished an oil painting that I had been working on for some time and when it was done I thought “This would fit perfectly in my bedroom!”. The problem was it got accepted into a show at the Frederic Remington Museum so it has been living there until recently when I could bring it home. I then decided the original piece I was going to hang in the bedroom would go well in the hallway. Voila!

I followed this advice I got from Apartment Therapy to figure out the proper height to hang to them. They look a little low to me, but because I’m tall (6’2″) I tend to hang things a little too high. I like how they look and I’m hoping I get used to their height. By the way, the piece in the hall is titled “Lines” and is a photograph in of a building here in Potsdam. The painting in my bedroom is titled “Organically Grown” and is oil on canvas.

6 Responses to “new hanging artwork…”

  1. Anna @ D16 says:

    This height/size definitely looks right!!

    • Adam says:

      Thanks Anna! I’m still getting used to it, because compared to everything else hanging in my house they seem low. I guess I’ll be doing a lot of re-hanging soon!

  2. April in CT says:

    I always doubt myself with art placement! We move every 3-4 years so about the time we get settled in and I get artwork where I want it, it’s time to take it all down and do it all over again in a new place! LOL

    They look great!

    • Adam says:

      Thank you April! Sounds like you do a lot of moving. I used to move a lot before I started teaching and I found it so draining. I don’t know how you do it!

  3. Fat Cat says:

    Looks wonderful ! You did good in overcoming any self-doubts.
    I wonder why hanging up art is always the most overwhelming process in decorating ? I have lived in my place for more than 5 years and only just started hanging up art in the last few months…

    • Adam says:

      I’ve lived here for 6 years and there are still a lot of things I’d like to hang up. I’m thinking it’s going to be easier now!

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