Dress up dowdy dwellings and disguise jai alai-related wall dents with today's Groupon. For $40, you'll get $100 worth of custom framing services at Frame De Art, CityVoter's pick for Best Custom Framing in 2008 and 2009. Frame De Art is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Frame De Art's Englewood shop has been creatively caging memories and masterpieces for 20 years. Owner Brian Hart and his team can handle pretty much anything from art prints to portraits to sports jerseys to giant three-dimensional statues of 3rd Rock From the Sun actor John Lithgow's head. With your apartment or abode outfitted in fabulous frames, you can let your walls speak for you, instead of just letting them vote for you.
Today's Groupon is the perfect solution for organizing stray photographs or giving your old dorm-room posters the grown-up treatment. A Frame De Art frame will make that Crayola sketch scribbled by your godchild or favorite photo of your beloved pet jerboa feel more blissfully comforting than running barefoot across a freshly mowed lawn on a midsummer morning. Frames range from $6.50 a foot to over $75 a foot, with most falling under $20.
Frame De Art
When he was in college, Brian Hart didn't own any furniture, but he lined his walls with framed art. He'd always loved art, so moving into the framing industry—a service geared toward showcasing everything from great masterpieces to sentimental items—was a natural step. After graduation, he spent six months working at local framing stores for free, studying the business and framing Vermeer's The Concert on the sly.
With help from his mom, Brian opened Frame de Art over 23 years ago. Though technology has changed—with industry innovations including the advent of computerized mat-cutting and visualization software—the store still takes pride in meticulous attention to detail, winning it a spot on ABC 7's A-list in 2008 and 2009 and was voted best custom framing by Denver A-list in 2013. An inventory of over 1,000 moldings encompasses diverse styles from modern metal pieces to rustic wood or bamboo frames. The staff helps customers give their works museum-quality looks and protection, finding the acid-free frame that best compliments each piece of fine art, photographs, sports memorabilia, or 3-D mementos.