Really. Why would anyone want to go to the expense and hassle of bringing their stuff to a snooty frame shop when they can just order a frame off line and do it themselves? Good question…sort of. This is the first in a series of what you may find to be boring posts about answering the above questions. So strap in and let’s get going.
Firstly, it’s expensive. Let’s face it, custom framing isn’t cheap, it can be quite expensive. Especially when done right. That family photo you just snapped could easily cost $200.00 to frame (and more depending on the products you choose). You’ve got to pay for the frame(usually the most expensive component), mats(I think they should always be acid free), glass(UV filtering is the best) and labor. That’s alot of money when you think about it. Although, when you look at how long you’ll enjoy that family photo, especially if properly framed, it really doesn’t cost that much. That piece professionally framed piece on your wall will last longer than any clothes or car you’ll buy and longer than most furniture as well.
Typical Pottery Barn style frame
Super awesome custom framing
Even more super awesome custom framing