Neglected walls tend to rebel by shedding their paint and wearing punk-rock posters. Show your walls some tender loving care with today’s Groupon to Blue Dot Framing in San Rafael. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get an 8”x10” eco-rustic hand-painted reclaimed-wood photo frame (a $66 value).
- For $39, you get an 8”x30” panoramic eco-rustic hand-painted reclaimed-wood photo frame with four 4”x6” windows (a $134 value).
- For $59, you get an 8”x30” panoramic old-original-barn-wood photo frame with four 4”x6” windows (a $207 value).
- For $25, you get $85 worth of custom framing.<p>
Blue Dot Framing’s owner Jay Joya is also the artist behind the store’s recycled and painted frames, a passion he developed after working as an art retailer and taking note of the demand for quality, affordable framing options. Each rustic, ready-made, reclaimed-wood frame comes hand-painted and finished in a choice of six colors, and original-barn-wood frames offer the customer a choice of natural light or natural dark wood. Frames arrive complete with a mat and hanging hardware, ready to be filled with a photo and mounted in your home or slid beneath the door of the nearest casting director, and since all work is customized to order, no two frames will be exactly alike, ensuring each special photo has an equally unique shell. Those who opt for the custom-framing option can choose from an in-stock frame selection available in 80-plus sizes and a variety of materials ranging from rich mahogany wood to flat- or round-top metals. Acid-free matting adds to the lifespan of framed photographs, and pristinely clear sheets of glass and acrylic defend precious memories against the ravages of time and the barbecuey hands of admiring houseguests.
Blue Dot Framing
As an artist, Jay Joya views frames as pieces of art in and of themselves. He salvages old barn wood and rustic scraps to craft frames that he paints by hand. In addition to the details he puts into his custom borders, Joya's acid-free matting and high-quality glass and acrylic ensure works of art remain preserved for years. A stock of more than 80 sizes of ready-made frames is always at hand to frame pieces in any style, from landscape to portrait to panorama. Beyond art and photography, Joya and his staff help clients frame or shadowbox items such as mirrors, heirlooms, and perfectly cooked steaks.