We have some exciting new things taking place around Frame USA and we want to share them with you.
The frame around a picture or a piece of art is a terribly underrated portion of your artwork. A picture frame is often as crucial an element as the artwork itself, being that it houses said art and will affect how people take in your work. Barnwood Frame Serving Trays are primarily used to entertain guests while serving drinks or appetizers, these trays give more functionality to your everyday picture frame.
For the month of April enjoy 10% off all Barnwood Frame Serving Trays with Coupon Code: BarnTray10
Continue to check back in for new products and events we have going on around Frame USA.
These days, we hear so much in the news and media about being Made in America or Made in the USA. While this “phenomenon” is new for many businesses, it is not a new initiative for this picture frame manufacturer.
At Frame USA, we have been focusing on being Made in America since we started over 30 years ago. We manufacture on average 2,750 picture frames a day, in all categories:
So what does Made in America mean to me? Made in America means working hard to keep American jobs here in the United States, and offering great opportunities to so many throughout this great country of ours. While politics may be a focus on your opinion of Made in America, it is not a focus of mine.
We produce great American made picture frames, at low wholesale prices every day here at Frame USA. As our economy changes, our small American made business notices it quickly. Do we lose business to China? Yes. Do we care? Yes and no. In our experience, many people come forward and are looking for the cheapest option all the time. Then when they find out it will take them 6-12 weeks to get their picture frames from China, they appreciate our 4-5 business day turnaround a lot more.
We care because no one wants to lose business, however, do we waiver on making great American made products, no way!
This Guest Blog was written by Kelly Ackerman, Sales Operations Director of Frame USA.
Looking for a last minute gift? Have an art show that you need frames for immediately? Worry not, Frame USA has just what you need.
Here at Frame USA we have what we like to call Fast Ship Frames (aka FAS). This means that some of our most popular frame series, sizes and colors are kept in stock to be shipped within 24 hours of an order being placed. It’s true!
Spotting a fast ship frame is easy enough. You can easily these ship frames by their unique item number. Their item numbers are the same as the picture frames we normally ship except that it begins with the letters “FAS” and are in red.
Another way to locate our FAS frames is by going directly to our “24 Hour Shipping” section on the website. This contains every picture frame series that has fast ship.
So if you need picture frames in a hurry, you can place an order for one of our FAS Frames on Tuesday and it will leave our warehouse by the end of the day Wednesday. So now you know that if you need a high quality and affordable picture frame in a jiffy, there are options at Frame USA.
Additionally, Tuesday February 21st – Thursday February 23rd, enjoy 10% off all Fast Ship Frames with Coupon Code: 10FastFrames!
Whether you have old picture frames lying around unused or you’re just a creative person who loves new projects, our DIY Mosaic Picture Frames are just the thing for you. A mosaic is art that’s made by combining pieces of glass, tile, stone, etc. in a decorative manner.
Turning your frame into a mosaic is not as difficult as the fancy name suggest. There are a few items you will need to complete your very own DIY Mosaic Picture Frame:
Colored Glass (tile, mirrors, stone or pottery would be an acceptable substitute)
Grout (or other adhesive)
To start this project you first need to break the items you plan on using to decorate the picture frame with. Once you feel you have broken your items into enough pieces to cover the picture frame you need to spread some grout onto the frame. With your picture frame covered in grout you now place the broken pieces of your item onto the grout covered frame. Next you need to fully allow your frame to set and dry for a couple of hours. After your picture frame is completely dry there will be a layer of grout on top of your mosaic pieces but it will come off with a damp paper towel.
When doing DIY projects we suggest using our Decorate-it Picture Frames or our Unfinished Picture Frames. These wooden picture frames are perfect for people with that do-it-yourself spirit. Created especially for crafting, these frames can be painted, stained and decorated with ease.
Send us pictures and let us know how your mosaic picture frames turned out. Then check back in with our Frame USA Blog for more DIY Picture Frames and ideas.
The Architectural Style is defined by the attributes that make a design, building or structure notable or historically identifiable. These attributes are more clearly defined as form, method of construction, materials etc. Most architectural styles change over time to mirror the changes in religion, fashion, technology, materials or even the emergence of new ideas.
The Architect Series Picture Frame is a ready-made wood frame with a thinner, squared profile. These architect picture frames may be custom engraved with any name or logo and offers a contemporary look for interiors, home, or office, and is the perfect design for artwork, prints, photos, and awards. One of our best sellers, the Architect Series wood picture frames are available in a wide choice of colors and popular picture frame sizes.
As mentioned above, our Architect Picture Frames can in fact be laser engraved. Laser engraved custom picture frames offer personalization and corporate marketing with the highest-quality possible. We can laser engrave your team or company logo directly on many frames, the glass, or your matting. We also laser engrave metallic adhesive plates that can be mounted just about anywhere. Engraved frames make a great gift for family, friends or work giveaways! Get your engraved picture frame today.
Celebrated on February 14th, Valentine’s Day is a holiday dedicated to showing that special person in your life that you love them. On this day most restaurants are booked with reservations, flower shops are running out of roses and jewelry stores are in heavy demand. But one of the best gifts you can give is one that has meaning. Presents that you create yourself or help design can show your Valentine just how well you know them and how much you care about them. One way to do this is by putting important photos or mementos from a special moment into picture frames and then customizing those frames.
At Frame USA we have a number of different frames that would be perfect for creating this kind of unique Valentine’s Day present.
These unfinished wooden picture frames are perfect for people with that Do-It-Yourself spirit. Created especially for crafting, these frames can be painted in different variations of red or pink for a Valentine feel. The flat profile of these do it yourself frames make them ideal for gluing heart decorations in the vain of Cupid.
Barnwood Frame Serving Tray
These frames are primarily used to entertain guests while serving drinks or appetizes, so why not kill two birds with one stone. Get your Valentine a Barnwood tray and put a special picture of the two of you in it so next time they have guests over not only will they be entertained, but they will be envious of the love you have for your partner.
Shadowbox Picture Frames
If you have any significant mementos or items that remind you of your Valentine, shadow box picture frames are the way to go. Framing mementos will let your Valentine know that not only do you appreciate them, but you also remember even the smallest of memories.
For those of us running short on time or those who just aren’t as crafty, picture frame engraving is the quintessential picture framing idea. At Frame USA we are able to make custom engraved frames with names and logos onto a select variety of our frames, glass or matting. Leave a cute message or the date that you and your Valentine met and watch their heart melt.
So as February 14th gets closer, consider giving your valentine something they can hang on their wall and cherish for many Valentine’s Days to come.
Our Stainless Steel Picture Frames add a refining touch to any piece of artwork or photography you’re looking to frame. The Stainless series is a wood composite picture frame that features a finish that resembles a stainless steel look. This series is offered in two widths: narrow and wide. These stainless steel frames are made in the USA from eco-friendly Bonanza Wood and can be laser-engraved. Our stainless series is a timeless style that compliments art prints and black and white photos, no matter where they’re placed!
As noted above, the steel picture frames can be engraved for a more personal touch. Laser engraved stainless picture frames offer personalization and corporate marketing with the highest-quality possible. We can laser engrave your team or company logo directly on many frames, the glass, or your matting. We also laser engrave metallic adhesive plates that can be mounted just about anywhere. Engraved frames make a great gift for family, friends or work giveaways! For more information and detail about how our laser engraving process works or the specifics of what can be engraved, contact our customer service department at 1-800-577-5920 or email us [email protected]
Not only silver, but you can also get a stainless steel frame in gold. So head on over to Frame USA, Inc. your one-stop secure online shopping place for a wide variety of Ready-Made Picture Frames. We’re proud of our products, our service, and the way we stand behind what we do. We guarantee you’ll love our Photography frames. And you’ll love the way we treat you at Frame USA!
Bronze picture frames have recently been gaining traction and increasing in popularity. This spike in interest can mainly be attributed to people losing enjoyment with the basic and mundane styles of picture frames and wanting something unique and that tends to stand out a bit more.
A common issue that hinders people from adding bronze frames to their picture frame collection is that it can be difficult to figure out how to pair artwork or match a room to a bronze picture frame. Bronze is a warm colors which matches with earth tones, dark tones and neutral colors. Bronze picture frames are perfect for pairing with the background tones of the image you’re looking to hang, especially if those tones are orange, pink or brown. Oil paintings and sepia styles of artwork will pop the most when paired with bronze frames because they will blend with your art as opposed to taking away from it.
The Hardware Bronze Picture Frames are the most popular bronze picture frame series we have at Frame USA These modern picture frames are sure to grab attention with their sleek and shiny bronze finish. Request a sample and see for yourself! This series is an American Made picture frame.
Rustic picture frames are characterized by their simplicity and rural charm that is usually found in the countryside. Our rustic frames are made in a simple style and fashioned similarly to the American Craftsman style. At Frame USA we have a variety of rustic wood frames for you to choose from.
If you’re stuck in the city and miss country life, or if you’re in the country and want to bring it indoors these rustic wooden picture frames are exactly what you’re looking for. Our Rustic Series Picture Frames are made from a wood-composite and come in 7 vivid color choices. These frames feature a transcendent wood grain that is accentuated by the deep vibrant colors. This series is sure to bring a country-esque feel to any decor.
The Appalachian Barnwood picture frame series has a natural, rugged beauty. The look of these natural wood frames projects the essence of America’s heartland, working with both contemporary and rustic decor. The Appalachian Barnwood series brings you these great features along with a smooth profile. All of our Barnwood picture frames are made in the USA.
By purchasing our Weathered Picture Frame Series you will be purchasing a brand new picture frame with weather-beaten characteristics. This series has 4 charming colors to choose from. The Weathered Wood series of picture frames holds fine art prints and photography with ease. And those who want to fit it in with their antique decor won’t be disappointed either! Made in America of eco-friendly BonanzaWood.
Head on over to Frame USA and stock up on our wide selection of rustic picture frames, it’ll make living in the city feel like the countryside.
At Frame USA we offer a wide variety of frame mats that run anywhere from standard mat sizes to to custom frame mats. A mat is a flat and usually thin piece of material included or sold separately from a picture frame. Mats usually serve one of two purposes; additional decoration to make your art pop or they’re used to separate the artwork from the glass frame. The art of putting mats in a frame is called matting and is an often overlooked aspect that can dramatically improve and protect your artwork.
In terms of helping your art pop, matting can be a crucial element. Matting your artwork intensifies the art by adding size, color and depth to what’s being portrayed. The point of the mat is not to distract from your art but to direct the person viewing said art to the main focal point of what they are looking at. Some tips when choosing a mat to enhance your art:
When choosing a mat for your artwork, the mat should be lighter than the art or picture but darker than the wall it’s placed on. Great choices for mats most times are simple colors such as gray, white and cream.
Using two or three mats will give your artwork a three dimensional look
The purpose of matting is to protect artwork & add appeal. To achieve this, the mat border should be 2x the width of the frame.
When it comes to protecting artwork, mats are very important. Mats help keep your artwork safe by separating the glass from the art or whatever it is being framed. Having a mat in between your artwork and framing glass is important because any condensation that might develop on the inside of the glass can be transferred to your art causing water damage, mold or mildew.
If you’re framing pictures then separating your picture from the glass is vital because the surface of photographs are particularly easy to damage. Not only photos, but certain art that can smear or be damaged by touch, or anything of value being hung should also be matted so that the glass and the art don’t come into direct contact.
Head over to our Mat Designer site and make your photos look impeccable immediately.