If at some point you’ve thought that custom-made frames are quite expensive, then you’re not alone. they are indeed expensive, it’s price determined by the quality and size of the frame.
But did you know that you can create your own frames at a fraction of the cost of custom-made frames? Needless to say a bit of work and skills is needed, but I am sure that’s not a problem for you.
I had a long piece of moulding left over from some work I did around here, I didn’t want to throw it away, and frankly I didn’t want to keep it for much longer either. I don’t like to accumulate clutter.
I also needed some frames for my bedroom, and had some pieces of glasses left from a door that some workers broke. I kept the pieces, that although a bit thicker than the usual framing glass, I thought I could reuse too.
I had been wanting to buy a small mitre box for a long time, but the ones I could find required a workbench, which we do not have. A quick perusal on Amazon yielded this little wonder: The Stanley 20-600 Clamping Mitre Box with Saw, and it costs less than $20. Sold!
Mitre box at hand, building my own frames was a no-brainer. I just had to measure and cut the pieces of the rectangle, glue and nail the pieces. I then filled the gaps with putty and sanded, followed by two coats of spray paint and a coat of clear lacquer.
Now I have some frames for our bedroom, but can’t decide what I want framed. At least they are now taking less space than the long piece of moulding, so no rush. Something will occur to me.
Any suggestions on what to hang on our bedroom walls (I have 4 frames)?