Hi Lifehacker, I recently purchased a few 15"x10" prints from DeviantART websites, but now I have no idea which frames or frame sizes I should get to hang them in. I've looked through a few frames and none of them would really fit, what should I do? Thanks, I've Been Framed
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There are plenty of framing stores in Australia that specialise in this sort of thing (most large shopping complexes such as Westfield will have one tucked away somewhere). Instead of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, you can choose the exact dimensions you need and then have the frame built to order.
Most stores will have a large range of frame widths, materials and colours to choose from. They will also be happy to provide recommendations if you're unsure what will look good on your wall. You can typically expect to have your frames ready for collection within a week or so. The cost will depend on the materials used and whether you opt for glass or naked picture frames.
Alternatively, you might be able to find ready-made frames that fit your pictures by checking out stores with a bigger selection: Big W, Target and IKEA spring to mind. This will be cheaper than ordering from a specialist store although it will naturally require more hunting to find the exact sizes you need.
If you'd prefer to save even more money, you could try going down the DIY route. It's possible to make attractive wooden frames with plexiglass fronts and mat-board backings for around $5 each, provided you buy in bulk.
This old Oh Happy Day post explains how you can customise the frames to fit different sizes by buying the materials raw. Hope this helps!
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