Decorating & Design
February 2, 2010
Framing Art On A Budget
I stumbled upon these great posters at a garage sale and thought, “Great, all I have do is frame them up, how hard can that be?!”
Then I got my fantastic find home and quickly scanned the Internet for a ready-made frame. Unfortunately, I discovered my wonderful pieces needed something custom, making the project slightly more of an investment than I was hoping for. Still, I knew that if I didn’t act, this awesome artwork would spend up to six months stored under my bed, while my blank walls continued to stare accusingly at me.
The solution? Skipping the custom frame and having a custom matte made instead. I chose a simple Ikea Ribba frame in white (70cm x 100cm, $30), and had a custom, acid-free matte made at DeSerres in black ($25). Total cost: $55. A fraction of what I was quoted by the framer!