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4 Cropping Tips for a Perfect Framed Photo

When considering using photo tools to enhance your favorite images, cropping may not be the first option that comes to mind. Many assume cropping only cuts photos to size, when in reality, a strategic crop has the power to make or break your photo. Here are four tips to help you use cropping to your…
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How Does Art Restoration Work?

Just like humans, art ages over time. As the years pass, light, regular moves or transfers, and normal wear and tear can cause the colors that once defined a piece to fade and surfaces to fray or become damaged. Sometimes, particularly delicate pieces can become damaged or develop holes, rips, and other blemishes. The process…
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How to Incorporate Mirrors into Your Decor for an Improved Space

Mirrors are your home’s best friend. When strategically arranged, they offer a quick solution to many aesthetic challenges by adding more light and the illusion of more space. Framed mirrors can add even more flair to any given space, as they blur the line between functionality and decor. Use framed mirrors in your home to…
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Tips for a Successful Holiday Photo (and Why You Should Frame Your Favorites)

‘Tis the season for Christmas shopping chaos, scarves and sweaters, peppermint everything… and, of course, seasonal family photoshoots and holiday cards. Holiday greeting cards are a popular way to keep your loved ones updated on family happenings, reflect on the previous year, and remind out-of-town friends and family of your appreciation. Plus, the resulting family…
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5 Essential Decorating Tips for Your First Seattle Apartment

Are you moving into your first apartment? Congratulations! This is a major step as an adult. Whether it’s a place of your own, you’re sharing it with roommates or you’re part of a couple, the new level of independence is exciting – and probably a little scary. Once you’ve bought some furniture and paid first…
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7 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Picture Frames

If you're like most people, you've got plenty of framed photos and artwork on display in your home or in storage. As time passes and households move from one property to another, these older frames - especially if they're cheap - typically don't last very long, becoming worn down or damaged and certainly not worth…
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Framing Diplomas and Certificates: Which Method Is Best?

Graduation season is on the way. While you may not get your diploma the same day that you walk across that stage, it's important to consider how and where you will display this symbol of your significant accomplishment. In order to best protect and present your diploma or certificate, you will most likely opt for…
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Leave Canvas Stretching to the Professionals

Paintings on canvas, such as oil and acrylic are often left unframed. The canvas is usually stretched and stapled to a simple frame - the frame keeps it stretched evenly, otherwise, it could warp. Although canvas stretching may seem relatively easy to do, it is better left to the professionals. Here’s why… Materials: Although it…
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Best Places to Hang a Mirror in Your Home

Mirrors are excellent design features in a home, but it can be tricky to determine where best to put them. The following best places to hang a mirror in your home may help you find the right options for your spaces... Functional use spaces. You need a mirror in the bathroom and bedroom, at least.…
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