Pictures propped against walls, crammed in closets, or carried away by picture-thieving magpies can't be beheld. Today’s Groupon increases art visibility: for $45, you get $100 worth of custom framing at one of Framin' Shoppe's three locations—in Birmingham, Hoover, or Homewood (the Pelham location is no longer open).
From paintings and photographs to documents and jerseys, Framin' Shoppe's framin' folks can put almost anything on almost any kind of mat, in any kind of frame, and behind any kind of glass. Select from ready-made frames or collaborate with the design-savvy staff for custom creations. For maximum color-popping, glare-reduction, or lifespan extension, the shop stocks museum-quality and UV-protective glass, and for multidimensional memory making, the resident experts construct an assortment of shadow boxes. Though framing costs vary as much as framed focal points, a dry-mounted 24”x36” poster with full glass and metal frame costs $89, and double-matted diplomas go for $69. Show up with a plan, or be moved by Framin' Shoppe's eclectic myriad of materials; either way, your to-be-decked walls will wail in joy and your to-be-gifted friends will spray their walls with nail-gun bursts in preparation for their professionally finished piece.
The Framin' Shoppe
For more than three decades, the framing specialists at The Framin' Shoppe have preserved memories behind glass. They build custom frames for flat items such as diplomas or photographs and build shadow boxes to contain three-dimensional items such as quilts or football jerseys with the athletes still wearing them. The shop also purveys DIY framing materials; posters; prints commemorating Alabama, Auburn, and other SEC football teams; and a wide selection of mirrors. Conveniently, the company operates at four Birmingham locations.