|Painting with Drapery Medallion, Rope Cord and Key Tassel|
I picked up this large impressionistic oil painting on the cheap from one of the vendors at the High Point Furniture Market a year or two ago. It looks more expensive than it was -- the frame isn't even real wood, but the style, size, and colors were perfect for this blank wall space in my little office. Although the painting is actually mounted to the wall from behind using traditional picture hanging hardware, I wanted to create the illusion that it was suspended from an ornate hardware medallion by a braided silk rope cord. Not only is this a great way to show off a little decorative trim in an unexpected way, but it also helps to draw your eye up to the faux painting and decorative bronze upholstery nails on my crown molding and ceiling.
The best part about this little project is that I used mostly odds and ends leftover from previous clients' projects, and the only thing I had to buy was the silk key tassel and a can of spray paint.
The decorative hardware is 6" x 6" Vega medallion in solid wrought iron from Helser Brothers, available through the design trade. After I had already ordered the fabrics and hardware for the silk and velvet swag treatment pictured below, the client requested that we change the design by widening the swags and eliminating one of them, so I ended up with an extra medallion.
|Vega Medallions on Client's Master Bedroom Window Treatment|
|Hardware Before Painting|
|Halstead in Sand from F. Schumacher & Co.|