In Firenze, in June, John and I purchased a couple of prints of antique measuring instruments. 5 months later, we ventured over to Michaels, coupon in hand, to get these items framed:
I was hesitant when we got there because most of their frames are, like, really ornate and ostentatious. But we wanted something modern and simple and I had a moment of ugghhhhhh!!
But John found this brushed bronze metal frame and the incredibly helpful and patient women who was running the framing department picked out this dark taupe silky linen fabric matte:
The print is "over-matted" so the loose threads around the perimeter are visible. And the mix of textures and shine - it's just really awesome.
Now we need to get serious about a chandelier and dining table and chairs! Gah!