Posted by Angela @ farragio on Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Many years ago I fell in love with this print of "Wild Rose Berries" by Pauline Eble Campanelli that I had seen at an art gallery and my sweet husband surprised me with it on my birthday that year. As much as I loved the print I never got around to hanging it up because to have it framed would have cost more than the print and I just couldn't bring myself to spend the money. And so it got stored away with the hope that I would someday frame it.
Fast forward to recently when I was browsing through a thrift store and found a framed piece of art marked $13.00 that would be the perfect size for what I needed. It had never occurred to me to find a frame this way and I was so excited. If you've ever had something framed then you know that it isn't cheap, especially when it's double matted with gold scoring like this particular thrift item was, so to be able to frame something for $13.00 was fantastic.
I brought it home and my husband and I got started right away replacing the print that was in the frame with my print and now it sits in a place of honor over our fireplace.
So if you're ever in need of having something framed and want to do it inexpensively (i.e. cheap) check out thrift stores, resale shops, etc. You just might find the perfect frame without having to spend a lot of money.