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Color Trends 2023

Viva Magenta is Pantone’s Color of the Year! The top color forecasted for 2023 has verve, and that is exactly what we need right now.


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They’re Playing Our Song

Vintage sheet music and vinyl albums often have striking visuals that invoke nostalgic memories. Let us help you create a beautiful framed display for the soundtrack of YOUR life.


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Let’s Talk Turkey

Sometimes custom framing a simple, inexpensive print or poster winds up costing more than the art itself. Here are some of the reasons it’s hard to compare the cost of art to framing.


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How Can That Be Framed?

Have you seen large 3D objects framed and wondered, ‘How in the world can that be framed?’ Here’s the beauty of custom framing – ANYTHING can be framed.


why choose these frames

Why Did We Choose These Frames?

We know it can be a bit overwhelming when you walk into our shop and see a wall filled with hundreds of frame corner samples. Our designers are here to help de-mystify the design process, and show you some guidelines that will place the perfect frame on your art.


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How to Preserve a Vacation Memory

We are experts in creating artistic presentations from your memories. All you need to do is bring them to us and we will create a one-of-a-kind framed shadowbox for you.


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Vintage or Heritage?

Vintage and Heritage are two terms that are frequently used interchangeably, but is there a difference in their definitions? Here’s how we use them in custom framing.


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Go For The Gold

How can you bring the quality look and feel of gold into your home? Here are a few examples of using gold in your art and framing.


And The Winner Is…

It’s award season! The Oscars might get all the attention right now, but our creative picture framing designs are a winner every time.


A Different Way

It’s always fun to see something in a different way – especially when you are framing a piece of art. We love showing you the possibilities of how color, frames, and matting can change the look and feel of what you frame.


Color Trends 2022

Introducing Very Peri! Pantone’s Color of the Year has been announced. Check out how to use 2022 color forecasting in your art and décor.


What’s Wrong Here?

We’ve framed 4 pieces of art in 2 different ways so you can see how the framing impacts the visual presentation


The ABC’s of Framing

When you are at a frame shop, do you hear terms you aren’t familiar with? We’ll take you back to school with some basic picture framing terminology.


Frame Your Travels

Some of the best memories are triggered by the souvenirs you bring back from vacation. They tell a story. By preserving those souvenirs with custom framing, you can have that memory forever. What’s your favorite travel story?


Colorful & Fun

Not all art is serious! Some art is just FUN, and color is a big part of that. Use Color To Bring Out A Range Of Fun Feelings!


So Proud

There are few things more important than recognizing a person’s accomplishments. Show them you care by celebrating those accomplishments with custom framing.


Make It Special

Add A Creative Touch To Your Framing Project! Specialty mat cuts are unusual shapes or designs cut into the mat instead of the usual right angles.


Small Pieces for Small Places

No room or area in your house is too small for artwork. Let us show you how to fill those empty spaces, and how to make small pieces noticeable using framing.


Color Trends for 2021

Illuminating Yellow & Ultimate Gray are Colors of the Year! How can we use these color trends to update our homes?


What Can You Do with a Float Frame

Float frames are a versatile moulding type designed to lay behind a painting or stretched canvas to make the art appear as if it were ‘floating’ within the frame. Check out a few uses for this unique moulding.


Hear Ye, Hear Ye

How do you properly frame newspaper articles so that they can last forever? Carefully! We’ll walk you through the materials and methods required.


Framing Posters

Budget-Friendly options for making posters priceless. Your framing will ultimately depend on how you plan to use the poster.


Explain This Frame, Please

Do you think there is only ONE perfect frame for a piece of art? The answer is NO! Here’s how different frames can work with the same piece of art and why.


Fun & Games

Did you know that you can frame puzzles and games? Board games, puzzles, cards, and game pieces lend themselves very well to a framed display. What a great way to remember a happy memory in the midst of troubled times.


are the walls closing in

Are the Walls Closing In?

Does it feel like your walls are about to close in on you? Here are a few ways to prepare your framing projects for Life After Covid-19 (without actually leaving the house).


Which Size?

How To Choose The Right Size Of Artwork For Your Wall Space? Follow our guide to choose the best sizing for your room.


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Interview with a Frame

Learn about the process wood takes to become a beautiful picture frame! As told from the perspective of Barrington, a cherry wood frame.


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Framed Love Letters

Whether it’s a love letter from your significant other, a scribbled note a friend left on your desk, or a postcard from around the world, framing can help you make those memories last.


Color Trends for 2020

Pantone© chose Classic Blue #19-4052 as the Color of the Year for 2020. Learn how to use this color in your framing and decor.


Your Holiday Home

Custom Framing can add a magical touch to your décor this holiday season! Deck the halls this holiday season by using custom framing to add a festive touch.


Give a Memorable Gift

‘Tis the season for gift-giving – make it a gift to remember! Framing is a unique gift that is from the heart and unlike anything else you’ll give this year.


Framing Oil Paintings

Oil paintings have been around for centuries, but do you know what it takes to frame one properly? Let’s break it down into its parts and pieces.


Framing Collections

How Do You Showcase And Preserve A Collection? You Frame It! Our creative designers can come up with a safe, attractive way to display your collection so you can enjoy it every day.


It’s All About The Kids

Celebrate the creative children in your life! Frame Kid’s Art, portraits, baby clothes, birth announcements, and more! We’ve got lots of colorful frame mouldings to match your child’s masterpiece.


what a difference a frame makes

What a Difference a Frame Makes

The frameless look is popular, but is it appropriate for what you need? Does it protect your art or enhance your image? Take a look to see what a difference a frame makes.


Honoring Our Heroes

Custom Framing lets you cherish the memory of your favorite Hero. Show them they will always be in your heart by transforming their picture into a framed display.


Framing Textiles

Just because a sentimental item is made of fabric doesn’t mean it has to spend a lifetime balled up in your closet. Fabric pieces make for rich visual displays so you can cherish your memories every day.


Fresh Look For The Season

The biggest trend in home décor right now is Comfort! The Danish have a word for it: Hygge. Learn how to apply Hygge to your home and framing.


Frames As Fashion

Picture frames aren’t often thought of as a fashion trend item, but they align closely with a time period’s decor tastes.


Color Trends for 2019

Pantone predicts Living Coral, a playful salmon-pink, will soon be trending in art, decor & fashion. Use it art, decor, framing and fashion.


Happy Holidays!

However you celebrate it and choose to say it, we wish you a joyous holiday season. Thank you so much for being our customer.


Gifts From The Heart

The holidays will be here before we know it, and you want to buy meaningful gifts for the special people on your list. Gift cards and Two-Day Shipping might be convenient, but custom framed gifts are treasured forever.


documents and diploma framing

Diploma-Worthy Framing

Custom framing your diploma is a great way to enhance and preserve it for the future. Help the grad in your life graduate to a custom frame!


great sports memories

Great Sports Memories

Relive Game-Winning Moments By Framing Sports Memorabilia! Bring that feeling back by framing jerseys, photos, tickets, autographs and these items so that you can look at them every day.