A Nice Frame Ready-To-Go

When it comes to framing art or photos, most of the time I'm a fan of the white frame with a white mat.  I went heavy on the idea after Nate Berkus revealed his amazing transformation of Dr. Ruth's apartment.  The white on white is so fresh and so clean clean.

Chester Higgins Jr. / The New York Times
I love this look, but I can't frame everything in white, although I'm very close!  So I had to stop myself and find another idea.  My home needs variety and warmth.  Then I was inspired by the following two images I found on Pinterest:

desire to inspire / james leland day encore
Source: The Design Files, Jan Juc Home
Aren't they pretty?!  The thin honey colored wood frame with the big white mat looks so nice.  I like how it warms up the black and white print in the first image and in the second image it highlights the colored photo and makes the blue sky stand out.

So I had all of this in mind while I was finishing up a few projects for the Master Overhaul.  I went to Aaron Brothers for options that were ready-to-go, mat and all.  Usually, I don't have the time or budget for custom frames.  Then I was surprised by the Aaron Brothers One Cent Sale!  Buy one frame and get a second frame for a penny!

I was so happy to find this beautiful new frame that looks like the two frames I had been admiring on Pinterest!  It's called the Sydney frame and this honey color comes in 4 sizes.  The 11x14 opening frame is $44.99 and the 8x10 opening frame is $34.99.  I'm not sure how much the smaller 5x7 and 4x6 cost but they are pretty! 

The Sydney wall frame comes in bigger sizes just not in the honey color.  I hope they decide to change that because the bigger 16x20 frame has a much bigger mat and more depth.  Here's a look at the detail of the corners and I added my thumb to the 11x14 frame so you could see the depth:

So I decided on the 8x10 wall frame for the Love You More watercolor I painted for my Husband.  The mat included with the frame was an antique white and I needed a whiter white and a smaller opening.  So I replaced the mat and propped the frame with a clear stand.

"Love you more" is kind of an inside joke.  My husband, Joseph, and I used to say it back and forth in high school and my sister used to make fun of us.  I'm sure it was pretty annoying and would make anyone want to gag.  Somehow it became a fun family thing, now we even say it with our kids.  :)

Now hurry to Aaron Brothers while the One Cent Sale is going on and get some of that art behind your dresser and under you bed framed!  Sale ends on the 29th of July.  And don't forget that amazing Kinetic Sand!


  1. Love the One Cent Sale! I'm also excited to get the Kinetic Sand for birthday gifts. Thank you for sharing your great finds!

    1. You're welcome, Teresa! The sand for birthday gifts is a great idea! Thank you!

  2. The honey frame is such a classic look, I love it! And Aaron's does have great deals. I'll run in and buy a really expensive art supply or something with their 50% off coupons that are in the newspaper pretty regularly.

    1. Hi Karen! You're right the frame is so classic, it will always look great, 20 years from now! The 50% off coupon is awesome, especially if you need an easel like I do!

  3. No, I love you more. No, I love you more. I can still hear it -hahahaha!

  4. love the pictures, wooden floors alongside bright white shelves!!! Love this post. I'm a new blogger just starting out so I think this really gave me some inspiration.