For nine years, Dan’s diplomas sat in a cardboard tube. Four years of undergraduate work…four years of medical school…two residencies. All unframed and sitting in a corner of the closet.
Custom framing can be a huge expense – even if you have one of those 50% off coupons. And the fear of that large price tag kept me paralyzed. All that hard work, sitting hidden in cardboard tubes because I was too afraid (and dare I say maybe too lazy?) to deal with it.
This year, I was finally ready to attack the project. I measured the diplomas and started shopping. Much to my surprise, a few of them were a standard size and I was able to find some really beautiful frames. And all of them were on sale! Ka-ching!
The biggest diploma caused the issue. I found a great frame that cost a whopping $11 (I know, big spender!) but the matte was just a bit too big.
Can you see how the edges kind of curl up?
I figured a custom matte couldn’t be that much money! So I went to the frame counter and had them re-cut a matte with a fillet for me. It was roughly $40. Not bad!
Today I picked up the new matte and put Dan’s diploma in it. Fits perfectly. And it looks like a pricey, custom frame job…..but the frame and new matte only cost $51!
|No more curling edges!|
If you have something that you think will need a custom frame, check out the pre-made frames and consider getting a custom matte cut. You’ll save a bundle!!