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There are certain jobs we all struggle to get around to: sorting out the spare bedroom, organising the laundry cupboard and, in my case, getting artwork framed.
The cluster of cardboard tubes in the corner of my home office has been getting out of hand lately. And it struck me that it’s all kinds of wrong to purchase beautiful things for your walls and then leave them rolled up where you, and nobody else, can enjoy them. So I got tough with myself and promised myself I would get at least 3 things framed this month. This has at least made a dent in the collection (I swear those cardboard tubes are breeding!)
Let’s face it, professional framing is pricey. It’s absolutely worth it for an original, precious piece, but I’m talking about prints here, so I didn’t necessarily need to spend that much. That said, you don’t want to put something lovely in an off-the-shelf frame that almost fits and ruin the overall look. While those IKEA RIbba frames are good for a lot of things, not everything fits them and you might want a different colour or style of frame.
I think I’ve found a happy medium with Frame Shop. It’s not the best looking website you’ve ever seen but don’t let that put you off! The prices are really reasonable. You can order frames and matts of your choice (from loads of options) to your custom requirements and they’re delivered to your door by courier. So you don’t even need to leave the house and find a picture framer. I know you’re all busy! I was really happy with the quality, and I should stress they don’t even know I’m writing about them!
I got these babies up on the wall the same day using 3M Command’s genius Picture Hanging Strips (the large ones can hold up to 7kgs) giving me an extra smug feeling of “I finally got that job done” last weekend! I do think the commitment of bashing nails into walls puts us off hanging our art too, perhaps until we find the perfect spot. That’s no longer an excuse either, as you can remove these strips without a trace if you change your mind or it doesn’t look right.
So, is it just me or do you also have all sorts of things in tubes which you haven’t got around to, or think you can’t afford to, get framed?
Off you go, no more excuses!
This post is part of a Nuffnang native advertising series.
Decorate your home without the need of a hammer or drill and without damaging your walls with 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips, which hold up to 7kg. Visit go.3m.com/loveyourwalls for decorating inspiration and the chance to win some great prizes.