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4 Seattle Art Museums to Visit

We’re in the framing business, so it’s no secret that we’re art fans. Fortunately, Seattle has plenty to offer in the way of art, and much of it can be found at our city’s local museums. Whether you’re a fellow Seattle resident looking to experience some culture or a tourist exploring the area, here are…
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How to Select the Perfect Frame

When selecting the perfect frame for a work of art, you may not know where to start or what to look for. There are countless frame options to choose from, but not all of them will be the right fit for your intended use. Take some time and effort to ensure your frame complements the…
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How to Choose the Best Matting for Your Framed Photo

When deciding how to best showcase a beautiful photograph, the frame you use is certainly important, but it shouldn’t be the only consideration. You should also give some thought to the matting that surrounds the image inside the frame. The perfect mat does not draw the eye to itself, but rather accentuates the photography you…
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4 Frame Materials to Consider

Whether it’s a picture of your family, a work of art, or even a 3D artifact you’re hanging on the wall, the perfect frame highlights any piece in all the right ways. A frame protects, enhances, and makes your piece look more professional. But when you start looking for frames, the sheer number of options…
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Seasonal Crafts to Try with the Whole Family (and Frame as Decor!)

It may be easy to forget fall was once considered the annual harvesting time when we’re now able to find most of our seasonal favorites all year long. Thankfully, mother nature demands attention with an ever-changing backdrop of bright colors and crisp air blowing all around us. Use this time to engage your family in…
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Hanging Your Frame

A topsy-turvy frame can be an eyesore, even in an otherwise exquisitely decorated room. Whether you have a masterpiece, a keepsake, or a favorite photo or print just begging to be framed and commemorated as a focal point on your wall, make sure you hang it properly in order to draw the right kind of…
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4 Unique Items to Frame

What makes a house feel like a home? It starts with all the memories shared and the personal touches that encapsulate the best of times. The perfect way to invite others into your space and experience its character is to highlight your most prized possessions and memories… and what better way to do so than…
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What Is Gilding and How Do I Care for a Gilded Frame?

Gilding has existed as a go-to decorative technique for centuries. You may even own a gilded item or two, even if you’re not familiar with the name of the process. If that’s the case, it’s time to unfurl the mystery! Gilding simply refers to the practice of applying a thin layer of gold leaf over…
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How to Perfect Your Grad’s Photos Before Framing

It goes without saying: graduation is a momentous occasion. Whether it’s high school graduation, college graduation, grad school graduation, or another ceremony, it’s a milestone that marks the beginning of a new life stage. While walking up to the podium to accept a diploma is a rewarding moment for the grads themselves, it’s also sentimental…
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5 Ways to Use Frames in Your Wedding Decor

Many engaged couples spend months dreaming up an aesthetically pleasing wedding decor theme. If you’re looking for some unique yet classic focal points to add flair to your wedding or reception, consider this unexpected source: frames. Frames of all sizes, shapes, colors, and textures can be included in your decorative plans. Here are five of…
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