So...this has probably been done a thousand times, but I can't not share! I love the look of framed agate, however, it is not always an affordable find. When I get an idea in my head, I cannot let it go and I decided that these would be perfect for over this sette. When I began my hunt, I found a lot of gorgeous selections that did not come at the bargain I was looking for. I even saw some at hobby lobby that were still $100 a frame. ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS A FRAME AT HOBBY LOBBY. Ahhh! That was not going to work for me. First of all, I'm not going to spend $100 on anything at Hobby Lobby (no offense to HL, but I just knew I could do this myself for less and have better quality pieces). Second of all, I do love myself a challenge. So I decided to hunt for a DIY alternative that would still come out looking expensive. I found these frames at my local Pottery Barn Outlet. If you have a Pottery Barn Outlet near you, they always have GREAT frames on clearance. I'm talking $20 per wood frame with mat and they are excellent quality. So I scooped two up and headed over to Lowes to grab a couple of cans of spray paint. I spray painted these in a cream color (they were a walnut finish- nice, but not for this space). I took to the trusty old internet to search for agate. I found that the best option was to just buy some coasters for $10. You cannot tell from this photo, but I did add some gold leafing around the edges. TADA! There you have it. Two framed agate slices for about $30 a piece. Was this an original idea? absolutely not. But I love the outcome and it was perfect for the space. Just another example of how something beautiful can be created on a budget.