I finally found an affordable solution for custom framing, and I’m so happy with it that I wanted to share. Please note this is not a sponsored review of any sort.
For years I’ve had art prints waiting to be framed, but I’ve never done it because I wasn’t sure how to find affordable custom frames. I got a quote at Michael’s once about 6 years ago, and it was so expensive that it scared me off. It turns out that any craft store with a constant 60% off sale is overpriced, even during the sale.
However, when I was completing the gallery wall for Maple’s nursery, I had a small painting from Italy that I wanted to hang, and a custom frame was the only option.
Since sponsored blog posts and Facebook ads had been popping up for Framebridge, I measured my art and checked to see what a 6” x 16” white wooden frame with glass and mat would cost: $90. I know that custom frames can’t be dirt cheap, but that’s a lot for a $10 painting you bought on the streets of Italy!
Then I remembered that my artist friend, Rachel, had recommended AmericanFrame. An artist has to know what she’s talking about, right?
Sure enough, the quote I got on the American Frame website was $38. So much better!
I ordered the frame for the $10 Italy painting as a test-run with American Frame. It arrived about a week later and it was fairly easy to assemble. The frame, mat board, backer board, and acrylic front came neatly packaged in a flat cardboard box and I had the painting framed in under 15 minutes.
I’m very happy with my framing experience and will be using American Frame for all the other paintings that have been awaiting frames for . . . oh, some as long as 8 years.