Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Frame That Almost Was...

For Christmas 2010, my brother bought me an Ork poster of Toronto. I love maps and these ones are especially cool because they section off your city by neighbourhoods. My one looks exactly like this:

I went to Michael's a couple weeks after my brother gave it to me with a 40% coupon and BALKED when the salesperson told me how much it would cost to frame. I thought, "That poster will never see the light of day..."  

Fast forward to my mat cutter purchase!

My friend, Gary, and I went to Value Village in an attempt to find a frame big enough for my sweet Toronto poster and stumbled across this shelf of huge posters! Score! 

Unfortunately, the poster I wanted was located above a rack of used bras (ewwwwww...) and I couldn't reach the frame properly (too short!), so Gary chivalrously offered to get it for me :-) What a good friend!

The "Can't Beat The Feeling" poster looked perfect and was only $14! Literally less than 10% what I was quoted at Michael's with the 40% off coupon! I asked the cashier for a tape measure so I could ensure it was big enough to hold the Ork poster, which is 24x30 inches. I can't remember exactly how big the frame was, but it was something like 24x32..... 


It looked so HUGE on the shelf! I thought for SURE it would be big enough. There were no other frames bigger than this one and I'm not even sure that standard frames come any bigger than this... Does anyone know? I can play the waiting game forever if I know (heck, even if I think) it's going to save me at least $200! 

In other news, we saw these cute puppies that looked like they were being purchased hehe. They were pretty much crazy (like their owner lol) and they wouldn't stay still for a photo, but then as soon as they were still, I took a blurry shot. 

Anyone have any good Canada Day/long weekend plans?


  1. I framed mine with a frame from Ikea. With your mat cutter, you can actually put a white mat with it (or whatever non-cream colour you want).

    Heck - I'll pay you to cut me a new mat while you are at it :-)

  2. I looove the Ork posters... but haven't brought myself to buy one.. yet! Good luck with the frame hunt - it's crazy how expensive Michael's can be. We got two pieces framed there a while back and I think it cost us around $200 (with 50% off)... but well worth it, because we really want the UV protected glass for both pieces... now we just need to hang them.

  3. What a great map. I'm not sure where you would find a frame. It may be possible to have one custom made.


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