Affordable Vintage Art

This little trick is something we have been doing for a while now and wanted to share it with you too!

SPOILER : these two framed art pieces cost us less than $30!

What You Will Need :

01 // Vintage Postcards

02 // Custom Mat from your local craft store- we ordered ours at Michaels / typically they can cut them and have them ready within a couple of hours

03 // Vintage or Modern Frames

We found these postcards at an antique store for $2/each- they are 3.5×5.5″ so we had custom mats made to fit them. The mats cost us $10/each and we scored the vintage frames from another antique store for $2/each! Which brings this entire project coming in at less than $30! You really can’t beat it!

We have used these to bring artwork in to bathrooms, open shelves, mantles, and now our sunroom.

Check Antique Stores or Thrift Stores for vintage frames like these. If you find a frame you love, even if it has artwork in it, you can always replace the existing artwork with your own! Can you believe this frame was only $2?

Shopping Tip :

Your local antique stores will usually have boxes of vintage postcards ranging anywhere from $.50-$5/each. If you don’t have time to go antiquing at your local shops, ETSY has some really great postcards you can order online!

Photography Tip :

Have you ever wondered how some interior shots of artwork have no glare? Well, they remove the glass- just like we did in this post. By removing the glass, you are able to photograph the framed artwork without any glare, reflections, or distractions.

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