Both a framed work of art and a finicky antique cannon add a lot of personality to a living room at the simple expense of a few holes in the wall. Maximize aesthetics while minimizing structural damage with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get $100 toward custom-framing services at Marin Frames in San Rafael.
The artists at Marin Frames surround visuals with simple, elegant designs, with an emphasis on framing photographs and crafting shadow boxes. Inside the boutique studio, skilled artisans collaborate with clients to match images with the proper enclosure. Though pricing for each type and size of frame varies, staffers will mount a 16"x20" piece for an average of $250. A basic poster can inhabit a simple frame for as low as $150, or upgrade to an elaborate frame complete with modern plumbing for $750.
Though Marin Frames sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
After consulting with customers and getting a feel for their decorative style, the experts at Marin Frames preserve small and large pieces using custom-selected mat and frame choices. The staffers specialize in works on paper, painted canvases, and inkjet prints, but they can arrange all manner of pieces thanks to a full stock of classic frames, thick frames, and sleek, contemporary shadowboxes. The Marin Frames team also offers delivery and hanging services for people with abnormally tall walls and shrunken arms.