I am always on the lookout for different kinds of frames. I also don't want to spend much money. Usually no more than a $1 for an 8x10 frame, .50 cents for 5x7 and a quarter for the small ones. For me to spend anymore than that on a frame I would really have to be in love with it. So a lot of times I will so different things to frames that I have found in my price range while out thrifting. This frame started out as a rusty brassy mess. I don't have a before picture but take my word for it. It is 8x10 size and was only a quarter. I had some left over black satin spray paint (krylon is my favorite) and I gave it a couple of coats. Next I used this tutorial from Life to The "T":<a href="http://lifetothet.com/646/fabulous-frames">Fabulous Frames — Life to the T</a>
She gives all the fabulous details on how to do this so I won't bore you with the details. The only this that I did differently was my smaller ribbon I fabric glued onto the wired edged ribbon and I used a vintage earring instead of a broach. I did this because the frame I used wad thin.
I picked up the ribbon which is Offray at the Dollar Store and I got the vintage earring and it's mate at a garage sale for .50 cents. Sooo even though this frame cost me $2.75 I have ribbon and an other earing left over and I dooo loove it!!!!
This is also a sneak peak of my "mantel" that I will be linking up to next week at Nester's. Here are a few more shots.
So what are you willing to spend for a photo frame?