|Will Moses "Port Moonbeam"|
Anyway, I hadn't done a puzzle in YEARS, but at only $8.00, I thought that it would bring hours of cheap family fun, so I picked it up.
I was right! It was really fun! My husband and I really enjoyed working together to build the puzzle.
Now comes the problem...it's such a shame to break it all apart. Then, I had an epiphany. "What if I could frame this puzzle? Would that be too cheap? Oh, what the heck, I'll give it try!"
I happened to have a large frame and glass in my storage closet and the puzzle nearly fit, minus one row. I added some burlap to the bottom for a little texture, and after a few "breath holding" moments when I moved the puzzle in place, it was done!
From a distance, you can't tell it's a puzzle at all. Oh, so what if you can! It's a really pretty painting! I look at it like it's IKEA for Artwork - some assembly required!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Fake Folk Art Print: $8.00 Puzzle, $0 Frame on hand
Total Fake-It Cost: $8.00 and Family Fun
Compare to Real Folk Art Print: Will Moses Print $150, plus framing $100.00 -OR- this one pre-framed from AllPosters.com $144.99:
|Barbara Appleyard "Summers In Maine"|
Total Fake-It Savings: $136.99 - $242.00