Sourcing Inexpensive Frames

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  October 1, 2012 — 2 Comments

Wow, this weekend flew by! Nick stayed home sick from work Thursday and Friday, and even though Jack and I kept our distance it was nice to have him around since he usually works 10-12 hour days. By Sunday he was all better and we took the hour long drive to visit his parents and brothers in Mandeville. We had a great time, and Jack especially enjoyed being held and cuddled for all his naps (a luxury not usually afforded him at home–mama needs a break!). Back in Baton Rouge, my frame wall project is still very much in the “planning” stages.

I scanned several old pictures at my in-laws’ house that I’ll be ordering prints of online. It was so fun seeing pictures of Nick’s parents and grandparents when they were young adults! I got a good one of Nick and his three younger brothers, too.

I don’t have a lot of cash to throw around lately so I’ve been sourcing inexpensive frames. I got a couple of 8×10 ones at Goodwill for 99 cents and paired them with two dollar mats from Hobby Lobby.

Voila! An adorable picture of my parents with Jack in a matted frame I snagged for a total of $3.

I like that all the frames are old and mismatched, since I’m definitely going for more of an eclectic, collected over time vibe rather than sleek and cohesive. Same for mixing color pictures with black and white. No discrimination on the basis of color here! As for the prints, I’ve been ordering them from Snapfish. I’m not sure if its the best or the cheapest but it’s where I’ve gone for prints for the past few years and I love the easy to use website and fast shipping. I’ll be ordering some more prints today of all the photos I got from Nick’s mom! Unfortunately there aren’t nearly as many photos of my side of the family thanks to an unfortunate series of fires and floods, but I think there are a few old ones on facebook I could pull together. Even though I’ll be waiting on more prints in the mail, I think I’m going to go ahead and start hanging the ones I’ve got already. I can only stand for my dining room table to be taken over by a work in progress for so many days in a row!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap

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2 responses to Sourcing Inexpensive Frames

  1. I personally love the mismatch of frames! I have a childrens gallery wall that’s full of my old discarded frames and I spraypainted them a variety of colors! And, in my master framing a vintage mirror I have tons of gold, pewter, and black frames (not on the blog still filling all the frames with mirrors and pictures)

    Excited to see the end results!!!

  2. I love the old frames. I will be on the lookout for photos of your grandparents and your mom and sisters and brother. I don’t know if I have many, but my sister may have some. We will look.

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