Step 1: Get the concert poster
Between sets I went down to the lobby where I went and talked to the guys at the SFWeekly promotions booth. After chatting about the show, they hooked me up with floor tickets. A cute guy also used his free drink ticket to get me a vodka tonic.
After the show, the cute guy (Ryan), asked if I wanted to go out for drinks. I agreed so we headed out to Lower Haight.
On the way out the door, I got a free poster from the show.
Step 2: Get the frame
In one nice pile of old stuff I found a pair of framed artworks. One was a nice sunset print and the other a drawing of Jesus with a lamb in his arms. I snagged them both.
I woke up the next morning on Ryan's couch and realized that I had to take the crappy artwork home. I had sworn to Ryan that I would hang them in my place (too many PBRs make any art good) so I took them home with me on the Caltrain.
Step 3: Realize that sometimes stuff is out by the curb for a reason
The frames needed a paint job. My lazy landlord had left a can of white paint under my bathroom sink for quick touch-ups. Free paint.
The landscape print was a bit smaller than the concert poster but the frame was large enough. So I took the frame apart and removed the print. Setting aside the glass, matting, and backing, I put the frame on top of some old sales papers and got to work.
I repainted the wooden frame a nice "apartment white."
Step 4: Enjoy your cheapness
Finally, I hung my amazing free poster art in my hallway. I kept the Jesus drawing just the way it was.