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 $45, you get $100 worth of custom framing, prints, and merchandise at The Framin' Shoppe, valid at locations in Homewood, Hoover, and Birmingham.
The Framin' Shoppe's expert border layers trim, mat, and shadowbox all manner of display-worthy memorabilia and mementos. The shop's carefully curated collection of moldings can be custom-cut to flatter any photograph or portrait (prices vary by size and type). An ornate, ready-made 16"x20" frame awaits a family portrait or a baby's first moving violation ($90), and a framed Birmingham-themed collage spruces walls with a sense of place ($82.50). Fans of athleticism can accent walls in sports prints, from a large print depicting valiant moments in football by award-winning artist Daniel Moore ($180) to a panorama of Auburn University up against The University of Alabama during the Bowl Championship Series' pregame pillow fight ($79 for a small; $150 for a large).
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.