So it’s no big surprise that 1. we like to frame things on the cheap (specifically in Ikea Ribba frames) and 2. it takes us forever to complete project (no specific link there just read the blog regularly and you’ll realize it). Here’s a
story post about 2 prints we’ve had forever and how I finally framed them.
This is Ramona’s frog dog hog log bog print that we picked up at an etsy Dallas show (maybe like a year ago!!). Ikea’s frames come with a mat, but it’s dimensions didn’t work with the print.
Instead of getting a mat cut, I just taped the print on top of the mat that came with the frame.
Use scrapbooking tape so you don’t ruin the print or the mat. It’s double-sided tape that peels off easily in case it isn’t perfectly straight the first time.
It will eventually be hung over the toilet in Ramona’s bathroom. Yeah I framed it and then set it back in the pile until I actually hang it…that’s still progress though right?
Onto one of my favorite prints, this chair eye exam print was purchased from Fab.com in November (wowza). I loooove this print. However I don’t so much like the cream print on the white mat. There’s too much white space. Being cheap on framing is a plus, but not when it doesn’t do the print justice.
I went to Hobby Lobby to have a black mat cut. It was only $12. It frames (pun intended) the print and allows the focus on the on the awesome chairs and the quirkiness of the eye exam layout.
I set it on top of the dresser turned buffet in the dining room. It was always the plan to put this in the dining room as a joke about all our chair drama (here and here) before we decided on the bentwoods. It looks even more amazing with the black mat. It wouldn’t have looked nearly as good without blocking out all the white space around it.