So, I really enjoy saving the lives of old, unwanted frames. New frames cost a fortune, especially after adding glass and matting. Old frames are made of better materials such as wood, plaster, and gold leaf. You can usually pick one up for a buck or two. New frames are usually made of cheap, compressed materials. Here is my video tutorial on how to repair old, chipped, antique frames. However, you can use a similar method to repair new frames as well.