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A Fix for Odd Frame & Matte Sizes

April 13, 2010

Remember this post about all the $3.00 frames I bought?  I was so happy until I tried to find something that would FIT the frames….Neither the frames nor the mattes are standard sizes!  UGH.

But then, I ran across some brilliance at Bryn’s blog.   She simply placed her art OVER the hole in the matte.  Brilliance… seriously.

Enter a download from BibliOdyssey, an enlargement at the local copy place (for $.50), some spray adhesive, and Voila!  Cheap Art.  Now, it did sort of sink in the previous matte on the left side…

Now, here it sits patiently waiting to find its place in my home.

What do you think?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2010 6:34 am

    I love that artwork and your idea of putting it over the mat is a great one! Thanks for sharing!

  2. April 13, 2010 6:51 am

    Great idea and the little bird & detailing in the frame are very pretty. I like your tablescape w/ the scrabble pieces- perfect!

  3. April 13, 2010 9:20 am

    Gorgeous art!!! And cheap!

  4. April 13, 2010 10:17 am

    What a great idea! I love the picture of the bird, it’s so pretty. Maybe if you backed the picture with some sort of card-stock or stiffer paper before you applied it to the matte it wouldn’t “sink”? Just a thought… I will try this with some of the frames I have laying around! BTW – I have a giant W on my mantel. What a great initial…!
    Have a great day! Stop by for a visit sometime.
    XO
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  5. April 13, 2010 10:17 am

    Hi-
    I am a bird fanatic, and yours in lovely.
    This is my first visit, and I’ll be back.
    I am linking to the same party-
    Come by if you have time-

    Laura

    White Spray Paint

  6. April 14, 2010 8:32 am

    Lovely! Thanks for the reference for the artwork!

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