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Metal Picture Frames

Make Your Business Shine with Metal Picture Frames!

Whether you work in an office, a restaurant a garage or a factory, you’re going to have things hanging on the walls. Inspirational “Successories” posters, a  copy of your drink menu, safety guidelines and certificates, or even just prints to spruce up your decor. This isn’t a dorm room where you can just tack them to the wall, this is your business. You need nice picture frames to hang your art and photos in. You don’t necessarily want plastic poster frames but maybe you’re also not looking for wood picture frames either–you want something more sleek and modern. A perfect solution for your framing needs would be metal picture frames.

Metal picture frames are a great way to show off your business’s wall hangings. There are many benefits to choosing metal frames. For one thing, they’re versatile when it comes to styling. They have slim profiles giving them a sleek, modern look that would be at home in any office setting. Most come in a shiny or “flat” finish so you can decide how much attention you want drawn to the image being framed. You can choose a flat finish frame if you have neutral images that you want to blend into the overall decor, or you can go with shiny if you want to make sure people’s eyes are being caught and focused on your piece. Another benefit to metal picture frames is that they’re lightweight. They’re easy to move around and wall mount. In addition to their lightness, metal frames are also sturdy. Another consideration that is specific to food-service type businesses is that metal picture frames are easily cleaned. If you’ve got pictures hanging up at your tables, food particles can easily find their way up there. With metal frames it’s a snap to just wipe them down and keep them fresh and sparkling. The same goes for a garage where dust and grease are omnipresent. A good scrub with a damp cloth will have metal frames looking like new.

Metal I Picture Frame
Metal I Blue

At Frame USA we have several different styles of metal picture frame, each one having its own profile and color options. Our most basic and popular metal frames are our Metal I and Metal II series. These frames have the same profile– a 3/8″ width with a rounded face–but differ in color choices and finish. Metal I has the shiny finish with the more basic colors–white, blue, red gold and silver.

Metal II Contrast Gold
Metal II Contrast Gold

Metal II has the more flat, “brushed” finish with more elegant colors like bronze, old world and blue pewter, contrast silver, among others.

Let’s say you like the look of the Metal I and Metal II but you want something a little thicker and heavier. Our Heavy Metal picture frames give you the same rounded face but with a 5/8″ width and a heavier build. It comes in four colors, shiny black, flat black, gold and silver and is ideal for more labor oriented shops that need to display safety regulations and certifications.

Heavy Metal Black
Heavy Metal Black

Maybe you aren’t a huge fan of the rounded face, though. You want something flat and you want some different colors choices for your frames. We’ve got you covered

Glory Metal Purple
Glory Metal Purple

there too. Our Glory Metal picture frames have a 5/8″ profile with a flat face, and in addition to the normal black, silver, gold and bronze also features a purple, evergreen and a steel grey. These picture frames would do well holding menus and specials or even posters in a theater lobby.

All of these frames come complete with glazing, backing and hanging hardware, all pre-assembled. “That’s all fine and good,” you say, “but I’ve already got a guy that cuts plexiglass for me and I use special backing. Do you have something I can just put together myself?” As a matter of fact we do! Our U-Frame-It kits come in two different styles; a 7/8″ depth and a 1″ depth, both feature the same colors. These include two frame sections in a certain size (so if you want to build an 11×17 you would buy one kit of 11″ and one kit of 17″) that start at 8″ and go all the way up to 51″. You can mix and

U-Frame-It Kit I Red
U-Frame-It Kit I Red

match to build any combination of sizes for your framed art.

So when you’re thinking about dressing up your business and you’re wondering what kind of frames you want to use, consider metal picture frames. They’re a solid solution that rocks!

Picture frames

Turn Any Space Into Your Very Own Art Gallery: Part Two

This is an example of a gallery wall gone wrong.
Gallery Wall Before

In the last post you learned three very important tricks to turn any space into an art gallery, but those are not the only tips we have up our sleeve. We’re back to give you three more that will sure to make your space transform from boring and uninviting into a space that’s intriguing and exciting.

Gallery wall after
Gallery wall after

Our third tip to creating a custom gallery wall is SPACE. When you are planning your arrangements, make sure you allot for space in between the frames. Having enough space between each frame is crucial when it comes to creating a picture collage wall that is intriguing. Now, the amount of space given is generally personal preference.  In our experience, we generally recommend leaving about two inches between the outer edges of frames. This gives enough space to allow each individual picture to stand out on its own and still be a crucial part of the collage. Less space can be utilized when the frames that you are using are either the same size or the same shape. If you’re using the paper method to lay out an arrangement, make sure that the space you decide upon still works once you have selected your frames.

Once you have your arrangement planned out and the frames you’re going to be using, the next step is to decide which pictures should be placed in which frames. A successful gallery wall may have a variety of different images, however, in order to provide a cohesive look, we recommend GROUPING BY THEME. What we mean by this is look at the pieces you want to display, group them together on your wall based on the subject. Even if you’ve chosen a variety of different mediums, i.e. photographs and paintings, the groups that you create will tie together an arrangement

When you’ve decided to do a picture collage wall but don’t exactly know all of the pictures that you are going to use, our tip is to STAY CENTERED. Once you’ve gotten the arrangement that you want, start by hanging the picture that will go in the middle of the collage then work your way out. Every stable house starts with a basic framework; a successful picture collage is no different. Once that central picture is in place on the wall you can always come back and add around it once you’ve found pieces you want to hang.

Now that you are equipped with the tools and tricks that we’ve gathered along the years, go and make your space picture perfect. Don’t forget to take pictures of your collage walls and share them with us! We love to see how our customers utilize our frames!