The easiest way to frame your art
You know that vintage Joni Mitchell poster your BFF gave you for your birthday? Yes, the one that’s still in its packing tube because you’ve yet to bring it to the framer. (Wednesday! Totally on your list for Wednesday!) Maybe it’s time for a different approach.
Here to help is Framed & Matted, a new online retailer for framing just about anything.
Here’s how it works: Hit the “build frame” button and upload a snapshot of the item you want to frame (hi, Joni) or just enter its dimensions (say 13 inches by 19 inches). Next, choose your frame’s material and style--we’re partial to the gold-painted Sutton--and decide if you want your picture matted. You can play around with the mat’s size and color, and it’s worth noting that while a two-and-a-half- to three-inch mat is standard, a smaller or larger option can have a serious effect (we’ve been noticing a trend in oversize mats). Finish by confirming your specs and placing your order. Five to seven business days later, your custom frame will arrive at your door.
Pricing is comparable to a brick-and-mortar shop--our 20-inch-by-28-inch frame/mat combo came to $140. But shipping is free, and you really can’t put a price on saving yourself an errand.