So you may have noticed my little Japanese prints in Monday's post. My mom had been storing them in a file folder for YEARS when I discovered them and promptly adopted them. The only problem was they were not framed and I wasn't ready to spend $75+ a piece to have them framed. So instead I bought ready-made frames and had custom mats cut. The result - a total expense of about $20 per print. Despite forgoing professional framing five + years ago, the prints have held up very nicely, no fading or discoloration to speak of.