Saturday, July 24, 2010

Amazing Rummage Sale Find!

Custom frames are very expensive and I often have something I want framed that is not a typical size.  This can get quite expensive!  Well I got lucky recently when I found a frame that appeared to be what I needed for a map I have had for over 3 years and not yet framed.  (With 2 young children, I'm amazed the map is still in one piece.)

So I found this beautiful wood frame at a rummage sale.  The deer had to go!  Nothing against deer - I really think they are gorgeous creatures, but not really something I would hang in my home.  

So after peeling off some well-glued cardboard on the back, I removed the deer picture.  I then cleaned the glass well and replaced the picture with my copy of a Mercator map of Europe that I had received as a gift.  I then moved the hardware on the back for it to hang horizontally rather than vertically.

I am very happy with how it turned out and more than pleased with what it cost.  It was only the cost of the frame = $1.00!  Can you believe it?  Definitely one of my best finds!


  1. So great! I love finds like that! Your map looks lovely in it.

  2. Fabulous deal! Your map looks awesome!

  3. Yay, that is wonderful! I have two 12" x 18" pieces that I need to frame, and I keep hoping to run across something this fab.

  4. no offense, i liked the deer. that was a beautiful find! are you selling the deer on etsy!?

  5. godo: That's funny. Not selling the deer - it was just a piece of paper, not a painting or print.

  6. lol. i saw the deer print and i was all: huh? well thats....original.
    however i love the map and the frame makes it look really authentic and old-world. great find!