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I mentioned that on our to do list was to dress our walls. I should note that our bare walls weren’t a function of lack of material. We have a lovely pile of concert posters, artwork, engagement photos and wedding photos just waiting to decorate our walls. Rather, it was a function of selecting items from the multitude and matting and framing the items. I even got in the DIY spirit and purchased a mat cutter. Yeah, ummm, DIY we didn’t. While getting a concert photo framed for my BIL Matt and I were inspired and brought in a bunch of things to get framed. While expensive, it was totally worth the investment. To be fair, at least one of our posters was larger than our mat cutter would accommodate.
I love Ork Posters. Matt and I found this kraft paper colorful Ork poster at Bumbershoot last year. We considered framing this one, but instead went with a more unique option. One of my favorite inexpensive ways to “frame” posters is to have them mounted on masonite.
A lot of frame stores offer this option. The mounting comes in various thicknesses, edge colors, and with or without a bevel. We opted for a thin (but not too thin) mounting, black edged, with a bevel. The end result is that the poster is showcased without distraction. Love it!
We picked up this signed Presidents of the United States poster at PUSAfest 2011. It was love at first sight. I couldn’t get enough of the bold red and black. The color saturation of the black in the poster is so deep it was difficult to find a mat that was equally was dark. I love the metal frame and the textured black mat.
“She’s lump, she’s lump, she’s lump, she’s in my head.”
The red accents work well in the office. Someday I’ll get around to painting those walls!
The walls in our bedroom were exceptionally bare. We haven’t figured out what to do on the walls around our bed so we decided to attack the space just outside the master bath. In keeping with our aqua and grey color palate in that room we framed our favorite wedding photo.
Love the distressed wood frame and the suede matting. *swoon*
Our pockets took a bit of a hit, but between the masonite mounting, special mats and frames I don’t think we could have DIY’ed and gotten similar results. However, I am resolved to cut my own mats for our next framing adventures.
Have you DIYed matting and framing?