about a year ago i found a fun way to frame art. traditionally, when i have bought, or been gifted with art, i have had frames made. while these are lovely, and i am perfectly happy with these frames... it is expensive. like, way more than the prints themselves. however, i usually don't like the empty frames available in the box stores. so i would suck it up and pay up.
then, my beautiful sister bought me a print i had marked as a favorite on etsy. it was done by artist cathy mcmurray.
i was struck with inspiration.
i frequent estate sales. years ago, i went to an estate sale where among other treasures, i found a old print in a great frame. the picture itself, while nice, was a bit washed out, and it never made it up on my wall.
i decided i would use the estate sale find as a mat and frame for my newly acquired art print. i loved the results.
and i probably paid one dollar for the frame with artwork at the estate sale.
while i love my professionally framed art, i think that this one stands out from the rest. my eyes are peeled for another vintage framed piece of art that i will have on hand the next time i need something framed.