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Old Frames

Updated: Apr 25, 2021

So, I was cleaning up our bedroom the other day (yes, I'm a guy that has to have things very neat) and I discovered an old rustic type frame behind the wardrobe that I'd forgotten about.

Come to think of it, I think I have had frames behind almost every wardrobe I have ever owned!

Anyway, we had a couple of walls that needed something so I thought why not print something on the DesignJet Z6 for that frame.

It was a 22x20 inch or something weird like that but I printed out the "The Day We Became Husband and Wife" poster that I have in the store to the specific size of the frame and I'm chuffed with the results.

Anyway, this was a fantastic way of rejuvenating an old frame that never seen the light of day and it added a whole new dimension to our once blank wall.

The thing is, old frames are everywhere. Chances are you have some lying around your house somewhere. Maybe up in the attic or under the bed?

Lonely and neglected just waiting for another chance.

Another place to find frames at a fantastic price would be Charity Shops.

I know the one in Monaghan Town had stacks of them. All shapes and sizes for next to nothing.

These are something people take for granted in 2nd hand shops. They just see the picture that is in them and not the picture that could be in them.

Scanning buy and sell pages like Done Deal, Adverts, Gumtree or the Facebook Marketplace can also bring up some gems. Remember not to look at the picture but the frame and what you may be fit to place inside that frame.

Sometimes even frames that look beat up and worn can easily be restored with a bit of sandpaper, wood glue, and some wood stain. A quick Google search will bring up hundreds of tutorials on how to make an old frame look new again for next to nothing.

Since adding the DesignJet to my business, I am now capable of printing up to 24 inches wide which gives me the ability to print my personalised products or photos to a size that could fit many frames.

So, if you have an old frame and you see something in my Design Gaff store that you think would look good in that frame, well, make sure to ask me if I can resize it. I'll not bite.