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HairyUpperLip

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Cheap Picture/Art Frames
« on: September 22, 2015, 02:51:27 PM »
Hello,

Anyone know where I can get some quality picture and art frames for good prices? Preferably online. :)

Looking for things similar to this style -



The image is an ikea frame - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60298291/

Thanks!

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Re: Cheap Picture/Art Frames
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2015, 03:51:49 PM »
Not trying to be a smartass... but Ikea?

Frame are almost always on sale at Hobby Lobby (50% off right now) and Michaels craft stores (BOGO free on some), and they ALWAYS offer coupons for their frames and custom framing orders as well - Michaels has a coupon for an additional 30% off your total purchase good through today (they do those periodically).

Both stores have apps with digital coupons, so I'd just got look at the store when there's a good sale and you have a coupon for a percentage off...

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Re: Cheap Picture/Art Frames
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2015, 04:30:00 PM »
I usually have pretty good luck at thrift stores, actually. You have to look past the art that might be in the frame already. ;) I've gotten some nice big frames this way.

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Re: Cheap Picture/Art Frames
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2015, 09:00:11 PM »
Thrift stores are usually chock-full of ugly pictures in decent frames.

Barring that, we have a store locally called Aaron Brothers Art Mart that has frequent sales where you can get reasonably good frames for acceptable prices.

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Re: Cheap Picture/Art Frames
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2015, 09:20:12 PM »
Sales tend to happen at the same time every year for IKEA (eg every late March-April they have the buy-one-get-one-half-off sofa sale).


Frames are almost always half-off around Christmas. You can get great large frames at that time for a good price.

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Re: Cheap Picture/Art Frames
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 06:24:24 AM »
Not trying to be a smartass... but Ikea?

Frame are almost always on sale at Hobby Lobby (50% off right now) and Michaels craft stores (BOGO free on some), and they ALWAYS offer coupons for their frames and custom framing orders as well - Michaels has a coupon for an additional 30% off your total purchase good through today (they do those periodically).

Both stores have apps with digital coupons, so I'd just got look at the store when there's a good sale and you have a coupon for a percentage off...

My wife suggested the Hobby Lobby thing too, haha. Just wanted to see if anyone had better ideas.

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Re: Cheap Picture/Art Frames
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2015, 06:25:04 AM »
Sales tend to happen at the same time every year for IKEA (eg every late March-April they have the buy-one-get-one-half-off sofa sale).


Frames are almost always half-off around Christmas. You can get great large frames at that time for a good price.

Thanks, I'll pay attention for the sales as well.

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Re: Cheap Picture/Art Frames
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2015, 06:25:51 AM »
I was looking for inexpensive frames for window cards (an odd size Broadway posters come in) and happened on these people. BTW, if anyone else needs window card frames: you can get 16 for $160 or so, shipped.

http://quadroframes.biz/index.php?route=common/home

Thanks! I'll check it out!

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Re: Cheap Picture/Art Frames
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 07:42:15 AM »
If you care about the exact look and want frames that match: Ikea, especially if you wait for the 20% off sales on frames (usually March/April-ish). Otherwise, Michael's when they're having 2/1 sales (but even then, slightly pricier than Ikea...)

If you don't mind some variation and you've got basic craft skills, a mat cutter + mats at the art store + thrift store frames + spray paint if needed. Can work, depending on the aesthetic you're looking for. But seriously: new, Ikea is about as cheap as you're gonna get.