Discount Art Framing at Michaels

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

Custom frame via Michaels.  This is a very large print and it presented
a challenge for me to frame it on my own.  So, I went to Michaels
and got 40% off a custom frame job.  The final price was just over $100.
The quote I got from other art framing stores was too vulgar to even
mention here.
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6 Comments

  1. July 15, 2011 / 8:48 pm

    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!

  2. July 16, 2011 / 5:21 am

    This is good info to have…thanks!
    Also, you have great artwork.

  3. Merita
    July 16, 2011 / 3:14 pm

    Hey Psyche,

    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

  4. July 18, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    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.

  5. Anonymous
    March 14, 2012 / 7:14 pm

    hi im looking for steve anders is he still posting here
    alfred beilin