Much like a butterfly collection or a loose transdimensional tesseract, a family portrait is best kept secured behind a protective pane of glass. Entrap a memory with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $100 toward custom framing at FrameStore, with nine locations in Brentwood, Culver City, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, and West Hollywood.
FrameStore's team of framing aces conducts image-conservation services with an artisanal level of care and detail. Patrons are free to capture and cage wild memories in any of more than 2,000 modern and traditional moldings. Professionally trained craftsmen carry out a 16-point inspection, including one final inspection done by a designer, for each project, ensuring treasured paintings, portraits, and other wall adornments are encased in frames that meet high craftsmanship standards and can recite the Greek alphabet. Prices vary based on size and design, but an 8"x10" double-matted custom frame with UV-protecting glass generally costs $109.62 before tax and after the 50 percent online promotion has been applied. A 16"x20" double-matted custom frame with UV-protecting glass costs $201.17, also before tax and after the 50 percent online promotion.
FrameStore offers a half-off coupon on custom framing online; this Groupon can be used in conjunction with that promotion.
FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.