It is no big secret that I am cheap and I love to find ways to make things look high end. Truthfully, I think we all have an inner-cheapness! ;) I don't know about anybody else but don't you find the prices of picture frames ridiculous? I thought today I would share some quick and easy tips on how to update dollar store frames.
One of the cheapest places I have found picture frames with mats is our local dollar store. I can usually find an 11" x 17" black frame with a mat for $6.00.
And if the dollar store doesn't have the color of frame you want but the shape is right go ahead and buy the frame. You can always update it with some spray paint! I updated this picture frame for my daughter's room with some white spray paint for the frame and aqua spray paint for the mat. I love the punch of color the mat has.
I saw this idea from Courtney who blogs at A Thoughtful Place. Have you seen the book plates from Martha Stewart office supplies by Avery at Staples. They are the perfect size for picture frames. If you want to personalize it you can create a text box in any word processing program and type in the place and year or however you want to remember the picture.
I have three picture frames above my board and batten wall that I painted white and added the book plates to. It is such an easy update and I love the personalized touch it adds.
Here are some ideas that I found on other blogs that I want to try.
Mom Advice made these dollar store chalkboards! Aren't they super cute? I think they would be great for a wedding or birthday party.
Melissa from 320 Sycamore blog bought these frames from the dollar store and made her own mats from poster board.
This idea from A Diamond in the Stuff is just so clever. She updated her frames with a little spray paint, added some magnets and put them on the fridge.
I hope you have found a little inspiration today and can save a little money the next time you go buy picture frames. :)