My daughter immediately claimed it for her beloved Johnny Depp poster, but the frame was a good 2-3 inches too large. Sooooo, I grabbed one of my handy leftover cans of spray paint and the inner cordboard backing of the frame and headed out to the garage!
I sprayed a good three inches in from the edges, to make sure I had plenty of coverage around the edges of the poster. Let it dry and then put the poster into the frame!
Hung in place in my daughter’s room, the poster looks so much richer with that “mat”!
Let’s face it – poster frames can be expensive. Even the plastic frames up at my local K-Mart run anywhere from $10-$25 dollars, depending on size and quality. But a poster hung on a wall with pushpins looks sloppy and cheap.
Don’t ever pass up a frame at Goodwills, garage sales, thrift stores, etc! The frames themselves are easily paintable to match any decor and, by using this trick, even the frame size doesn’t matter! This is a great trick to upgrade those frames for a fraction of the cost of new!
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