An embarrassing school picture, like intimate knowledge of a bank heist, doesn't seem like a dire situation until you realize you've been framed. Savor wall-mounted milestones for years to come with today's Groupon: for $80, you get $200 toward custom framing and unique artwork at The Chesapeake Framing Company in Kensington, Maryland.
The Chesapeake Framing Company's talented designers ensnare treasured artwork and photographs in handcrafted borders, compiled from more than 5,000 custom frames and hundreds of custom mats. The bright and airy show room encompasses both traditional and innovative portrait protectors, which run the gamut from basic black and gilt-edged frames to polychromatic varietals and those whimsically compiled from out-of-work rulers. A fully assembled 11”x14” gold turner frame with 3-inch matting and regular glass (around $200) majestically displays an adorable family portrait or hallway mirror, while a similarly equipped 8”x10” (typically under $200) provides a perfect way to showcase a favorite candid shot or a neatly penned reminder to take a family portrait.
For bare wall bearers in need of a fashionable focal point, The Chesapeake Framing Company also boasts a large art gallery of pieces crafted by nationally renowned artists (under $200 for small paintings; $200+ for medium to large paintings). Pick out an abstract print by Toronto native Pietro Adamo to add a pop of color to a bland living room, or seek out the serene landscapes of Florence-trained Douglas Edwards to brighten kitchens, foyers, or the lackluster door panels of the family car.
10507 Metropolitan Ave.
Kensington, Maryland 20895