First I’d like to say thank you for all the supportive comments I got to my post earlier today (or yesterday night if you’re reading this from the US!). I’ll write more about it, as I figure out what’s working (or not).
On a much lighter note, I figured I should talk about another great advantage of living in Manila: cheap custom framing.
I have a few canvas prints, thanks to groupons, that needed to be framed, as well as the paintings I bought in Hong Kong.
Total price? P7,000 (about $165). Expensive? Not when you consider I had 8 frames done, the smallest frame was 16” x 20” (P550 each), and the largest were the ones from Hong Kong that were about 2 x 3 feet (P1,100 each).
I got them all the same style of frame, since when we move, I want everything to be consistent, if in the future they end up in the same rooms.
And here is the end result… (Any distortion on the pictures is the photographer’s fault – I was taking these in a hurry so it might be a bit crooked here and there!)
Hong Kong Skyline:
The church we got married at, painted by my mother’s friend (it’s the only different frame we got, since I added the natural wood border around the painting).
Another Hong Kong painting…
My favorite painting from Hong Kong. It’s just makes me smile every time!
Lastly, I visited Greenhills this week, and I got a new framed painting for our bedroom. I loved it at first, now I have mixed feelings. The colors on it are incredible though!
Yes, our place is finally starting to look like a home – I’ll post more pictures soon (there’s still quite a bit of mess in the bedrooms).