Burlap For Matting Art-Try it!

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A couple weeks ago, myself and the Mr. went on a little overnight to Maine.  We stumbled upon an amazing seafood restaurant right on the water in the small town of Kittery, ME. Throughout lunch, we raved about the view, our incredible lobster sandwiches, and even their delicious blueberry lemonade cocktail.  Everything was so perfect, we had to take home a souvenir- and what better than the “How to Eat a Lobster” instructions we found on the back of their cocktail menu!?

When we returned home, I had to frame our souvenir ASAP (sigh..I have no patience).  Only problem was the abnormal size and shape of the menu, I had tons of frames but no matting to fit it; AND I wanted to frame it in something to capture it’s beachy, coastal vibe.  Eurika!  I decided to slice up a piece of burlap and use it as the matting against a stark white frame.  The result was so simple and coastal, I just had to share!  Next time your about to frame something, don’t get stuck on standard matting…think about materials you may already have!

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3 thoughts on “Burlap For Matting Art-Try it!

  1. Do you have the name of the restaurant? I’m going to be in that area this week and would appreciate the recommendation.


    • Kate, the name of the restaurant is Roberts Maine Grill, it’s amazing! Don’t forget to check out the Kittery Outlets while your there too =)

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