Until their proper display in museums, the paintings of most Renaissance masters languished for centuries on the magnet-flecked fridges of their proud mothers. Preserve your art for future generations and houseguests with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 toward custom framing and in-store artwork at Frame Up, located at the Northbridge Shopping Center.
For 34 years, Frame Up has sheathed fragile wall relics in museum-quality wood and glass armor, shielding their flimsy skins with a custom-designed mat color and frame choice (pricing varies drastically depending on size and mat choice). All framing is done on-site and completed in one day (depending on availability), allowing customers to bring home their newly preserved Pizza Hut menu in time to order dinner. Ready-made frames start at $29.95 and provide a more artistic way to display high-school diplomas than tattooing them on grandma's forearm. This deal can also be used toward Frame Up's in-store art, such as selections from Abbeville Press's gorgeous reprints of John James Audubon's feathered-friend encyclopedia, Birds of America.
Betty Lilly opened Frame Up in 1977 to preserve the cherished photos and artwork of her clientele. Three years later, she handed over ownership to her daughter Denise Mosimann, who has held the custom-framed reigns of the family business ever since. Today, the framing professional and her staff will meet one-on-one with customers to customize jobs and update already framed items, selecting from the troves of mats and multicolored mouldings housed within the onsite framing facility. The preservation pros take as little as one day (depending on availability) to protect photos, diplomas, and the promo posters of successful home movies behind museum-quality glass. Frame Up also specializes in selling local and wildlife artwork, including prints from John James Audubon's Birds of America.