My daughter and I stumbled upon eight of these ginormous framed and matted prints at Salvation Army a couple of weeks ago, priced at $15.00 each. (They must have been from a hotel or something...?) It was supposed to be a half off day, and when we arrived at opening time, they had changed the sign.
So, we didn't buy them.
A few days later when half off day finally did arrive she went back and miraculously, they were still there! She got them all, and I bought two of them from her.
I reinvented the first one last week, and I was very happy with the way it turned out.
I used my signature old book pages as a matt behind the chalkboard print I designed and printed on my computer.
The longest part of the entire project was getting the matt and old print out of the frame, 'coz they had used some serious tape all around the back, as well as those little tacks holding the matt board in place.
I was completely thrilled with the outcome, and if we had room on awall here at home, I would replace the smaller framed copy of that quote that I have in our entryway now.
Instead, I took it down to my case at Camas Antiques, and it will find a place in someone else's home.
Next time you're out thrifting, look a little closer at the frame and matt job on pictures, and you just might find yourself a treasure in the making.