Over the years, I have accumulated some special pieces of art. Most of them were acquired outside of the country, so I was always forced to return with unframed prints because they are easier to travel with.
I shopped around for quite some time in search of custom framing services for these prints and was stunned by the quotes I received (to the tune of hundreds of dollars). I needed an alternative and found that solution in Michaels Stores.
Michaels stores have an extensive collection of frames and frame products (from matting to the hanging hooks). I am fond of Michaels because the retail prices on its frames are quite reasonable, about $29.99 for a 16×18. But, get this. Michaels frequently offers 40% off frames and custom frames (and sometimes the entire store). And, you know that is when I buy.
1. Framework done by me using frames, matting, and hooks purchased at Michaels.
|Frame and matting via Michaels.
Frame purchased for about $15 (after 40%).
|Same frame and same deal as above.|
|Same frame and deal as above.|
|Another frame style via Michaels. About $15 each (after 40% off)|
2. Custom framing done at Michaels
Isn't it ridiculous how expensive framing is…makes no sense! Glad you found a cheaper solution!
Shasie of Live Life in Style
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Custom framing for a $100?? That is where I am taking my MBA diploma to get framed! Thank you for sharing and I would have guessed waaaaay more for these frames!
This is good info to have…thanks!
Also, you have great artwork.
Nice. Do you have a Hobby Lobby in your area? They have really nice home decor when they are on sale. Usually everyday there is a sale going on. I came across some frames the other day 90% off (huge full body portrait for $2.00-$4.00) and I bought some big handle holders for my bathroom for $2.50 -$3.50).Love your pics
Great tip regarding framing! I'm putting together a sort of wall of clustered frames, and I'm having a difficult time finding affordable frames that fit the items I'd like to frame.
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