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How to cheaply replace broken glass in a picture frame

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This post on how to replace broken glass in a picture frame, was prompted by an innocent enough Customer remark on the cost of reglazing black-picture-frame-with-broken-glass ( replacing old glass with new glass in a picture frame, whether broken or not ) a picture frame that someone had inadvertently stepped on.  The remark was to the effect "Why does it cost so much to to get new glass put in a picture frame?"   Now, the picture was about 50 x 50cms and  the cost quoted was $37.74 which, by the way, we believe to be a fair and reasonable.  Nonetheless the Customers persisted with his query in wanting to know the exact pricing formula.  We didn't disclose it ...

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10 picture frames to make you cry in happiness

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconWe venture to say that at least every household has some shadow box picture frames hung on crying-in-happiness-at-a-beautiful-picture-framea wall that will make the beholder sniffle, if not cry, in a happy, emotional response.  Typically the framed item might be a photograph, a note, a document or an object marking or commemorating a birth, a newborn wristband,  cast of baby hands or feet, a christening,  a school report or something and anything just as close or as dear to a family’s heart.  This brings us to one inescapable truth of life, all children will eventually grow up, and become adults.   And adults love their birthdays, just as much as children  ... 

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Double your picture framing dollars with matted picture frames

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-icon We have noticed that many of our picture framing Customers are thrifty, frugal and quite astute.  Now, you too can double your picture framing dollars with matted picture frames when coming White matted photo frame with A4 openingto our factory to buy our photo frames and picture frames and save money.  Our customers seem to want more bang for their bucks,  more picture frames for what they want to spend. This is why we would like to divulge a relatively unknown, and somewhat underused, shopping strategy , and one way to do this is to buy our matted frames ; instead of ...

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Why you should not cheaply frame your own football jumper

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We thought we should  write this post "Why you should not cheaply frame your own football jumper" because of the regular inquiries we receive from customers and sAmateurishly framed football shirt in a ready-made-frameporting fans wanting to Do-Your-Own, football jumpers, soccer  tops, cricket shirts  framing, using cheap, ready-made, picture frames. Typically they tell us that they have a family football jumper they want quickly framed for a fast approaching birthday or looming event. Often they just don’t only want the jumper framed, they also want photos, tickets, scarves or what have you, combined and all framed together.   They further explain that as their budget is a ...

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How to cheaply stretch and frame your own counted cross stitch

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It has been our experience, and in particular during these last 20 years or so of custom picture framing, that Aida cross stitch framed in a gold ready-made frameCustomers seem to be wanting to spend less and less for any kind of custom picture framing, hence this post "How to cheaply stretch and frame your own counted cross stitch" . We are finding that most people baulk at even moderate custom picture framing prices, wanting to spend as little as possible  on custom picture frames, even less than what they used to, years ago. Why this is so is beyond the scope of this ...

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How to sell your home faster, quicker and easier

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We have noticed an increasing number of customers coming to us with dated and aged, framed art which requires re-framing. During the framing consultations House for sale with new picture frames.jpgit often transpires that the customer is “doing the place up” as they are putting the property on the market. And just as often, advise and tips are exchanged on some of the helpful strategies to make a property more appealing, more inviting , and hence, quicker to attract bids. and sell. Below we list some of these useful approaches to make your home more appealing and inviting:  1.Re-frame your dated and so-yesterday picture frames, photo frames and ...

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Six ways of reusing and recycling old photo frames and picture frames

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Who hasn’t some old, spare picture frame, poster frame or photo frame tucked away in the garage or spare bedroom?  Hence our post "Six ways of reusing unused-picture-frame-refurbished-as-a-key-rack.jpgand recycling old photo frames and picture frames". The answer is, not many of us. According to US statistics,  about 82% of us do just that, keep old house hold accessories and furniture for more than 2 years.  Well then, let’s explore the many, different ways we can recycle or reuse all those picture frames for or towards more good use, with minimal work.  1. Make a Chalkboard.  Take the existing ..

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How do I frame and hang my stretcher-framed oil painting art?

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As the first question, does your painting need a picture frame at all? And no, this isn’t too strange a question to ask  Oil painting stretched on a stretcher frame and ready for hanging–nowadays. This is because many modern oil paintings, or art on canvas, are painted or printed directly on cheap strainer frames, and hence, our post "How do I frame and hang my stretcher-framed oil painting art?"  The strainer frames, a cheaper version of stretcher frames, already have an inner frame made up of strainer bars. The four strainer bars already form the perimeter of the frame which can be used ...

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Shoot, print and frame your Polaroid photos

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Before digital cameras were invented, there were the analogue cameras. These had rolls of film which captured images  instant-film-camera-with-4x6-photo-prints-for-picture-framesand you later took to a photo store or lab to get developed and printed.  A very few of these had the capability of developing and printing photos after waiting a few seconds. Polaroid was the most famous.  If you’re a bit of retro freak or are simply curious about these contraptions, you can buy one cheaply enough on eBay or Amazon for under $50. With one of these you can instantly print a small size photo,  3”x3”, 3”x4”, 4”x6” and frame it in a small picture frame  as a birthday ...

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The Ten Steps to Doing Your Own family portraits

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Here are our suggestions on Doing Your Own family portraits in 10 easy steps:  1st Step: 4th Step:Plan the photography location with your family. Typically, the most common settings for family portraitures are  family-photograph-for-picture-framingphotographers’ studios,  public parks,  gardens or outdoors. However you might like to consider a theme park, a playground or a children’s fun  factory as viable and un alternatives. Some parents prefer these. Both because it tends to put younger children at ease and also because they are generally in a happier mood. 2nd Step:  Check and recheck your camera, mobile phone or camera equipment. There’s little point in researching, choosing and travelling to the chosen location only to find that ...

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