We’ve had a fantastic response to our brand new art print shop Maker + Ink. Thank you to all who have checked it out, purchased a print, shared with your friends.
Funny thing: the most asked question this weekend has been about the frames in all of the product images.
Framing is like the finishing touch on art, so I thought I’d do a quick roundup of the best gold and brass frames you can find online.
There is a bit of a gap between the low and high prices and in this case, the price does make a difference in the quality.
My sister has the West Elm brass frame and it’s heavy and nicely made. See it below in her newly remodeled kitchen/dining room:
Because it’s in a prominent spot, it is nice to have a great looking, quality frame. Plus, hers is large with a big mat and really gives that custom look to an 8×10 art print. (ps. their house is so pretty. I need to do a before + after of this space).
On the other hand, if you’re needing a bunch of frames for a gallery wall, I bought a few of the Target ones this weekend and while the quality is nothing special, they are very nice looking.
I haven’t seen them in person, but I like the crate & barrel option, too. Not as big of a mat as the West Elm, but real brass and a nice size.
Also, don’t be afraid to mix metals. I’m a big fan (as seen in the frames on my piano here).
And to fill those gorgeous gold and brass frames …
How about a new art print from Maker + Ink?
The big art print sale ends tonight at 10pm pacific.
All of the prints are buy one get one free and have you seen all of the cute Christmas designs? These make great gifts, too!
Do you have a favorite frame source? Please share!
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