New Custom Mats for Old Photos

Vintage Black & White Photos

I’ve had a collection of black and white photos for years now, many of which I purchased at a swap meet in Arizona. I had 5 of them matted in these black and white eclectic frames in my house. I created the mats myself… well “mats” is really too nice a word for the cheap paper I used.

My Studio

When I moved, I hung them back up, but I wanted to re-do the mats and add a picture to the 5th frame. So they’ve hung like this for 3 months:

Black & White Frames 2

I finally got around to ordering custom mats 2 weeks ago, from Their site is fantastic, tons of options and super easy and cheap to order weird sized openings.

Custom Matboard Online

I received the mats a couple of days ago, I went with a similar color to the paper I had previously used. Photo grey with black core:

Custom Matboard

I think the grey looks very nice with the old sepia/black and white colors of the photos:

Custom Matboard Vintage Photos

I was less than $30 to mat all 5 of the photos, and I’m glad to have this off my to-do list. Quick and easy projects are the best when you want to feel like your’e accomplishing something! The frames and photos don’t look nearly as good on the white walls of my basement room as they did in my studio room┬ábut I’ll move again soon enough. For now I’m glad my vintage photos are protected in the beautiful way. If you need new mats check out Matboard and More.

Black & White Frames 3

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