Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Custom Frame Ikea Hack

Thanks for taking the time to stop in today!  If you're new to the blog you may not know that I am a total sucker for anything that reminds me of the East Coast (where my husband and I grew up.)  We absolutely love our sunny west coast home but we definitely miss the seasons (except the sub zero temps, bone chilling winds... oh and blizzards).  I heart this oil painting that my mother in-law gave us.  It's the view from The Dam Ice Cream Shop in New Hampshire where my husband went as a kid.    

Sadly, the painting has been sitting in a closet collecting dust because I've been putting off getting a custom frame made for it.  Why is custom framing so darn expensive?!  Ugh - hate!  

On a recent trip to Ikea I saw these great rustic natural wood frames.  It looked about the right size for the painting so I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I just removed the plastic sheet protector so that the painting is exposed and you can see all the textures and paint strokes.

The original mat slightly covers part of the painting but hey, the frame was 13 dollars!  I can't complain about that!  I'm digging it in the guest room.  

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