...but thanks to a tweet reply from the lovely Marisa at Omiyage, I am now probably the LAST to know the secret to fixing the problem with Ikea's white Ribba frames.
What problem? you may ask...
Ikea Ribba frames (probably the most popular budget frame of all time) come in a variety of colours. They are generally awesome for the price. The only problem I have ever found with them is that the white frame (for some CRAZY reason) has a cream mat.
Anyways - Marisa just told me that if you flip the mat over, it is white underneath! Seriously - can you believe that? I don't think it was meant to be a two-coloured mat (they don't advertise it as such) but that is such a great tip!
I of course immediately ran to the closest white Ribba frame in my house and tried flipping it over, only to find out that the back had discoloured around the print in an ugly, can't get away with it, kind of way.
Upside is that you can see how white the non-discoloured bit is :-) That is good news for the future!
So if in the unlikely scenario that I was NOT the last to know, well...now you know too!
Thanks Marisa :-)