When I was in Florida, I painted these watercolors of our view of the beach from our condo. But when I got home, I wasn't sure what to do with them. They were not a standard size, to pop into a ready made frame, and not that great that I wanted to spend money on a custom frame for them. Plus, they looked better up close, they were not paintings that showed much from across a room, so wouldn't display well on a big wall.
These floating glass frames were on sale at Hobby Lobby, and didn't have to fit exactly like a matted frame would have. (although they do fit better than they look like they do in this photo, it is shot from an angle)
Cheap, easy, and I like the way the sandy colored wall shows through from behind the glass. That would have been a good mat color!
Hanging them on this narrow wall at the bottom of the stairs was a good solution too. All viewing of them is from close up, the way they show the best.
And walking through here to go to my studio is a nice reminder of a wonderful trip.