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!