An unframed wall hanging is defenseless from several incoming hazards, such as oil-smudged fingers, errant milk missiles, and the world-record holder of consecutive sneezes. Prevent unnecessary decorative victims with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $70 toward custom framing at Work of Art Gallery, located in South Miami.
Artist and founder Marta Echazarreta brings more than 18 years of custom-framing experience to Work of Art, encasing valuables from fine art to diplomas and jerseys. Reward graduates' academic rigor by encasing their diploma in a 1-inch black frame with a 1/4-inch mat and a 2-inch glass border ($120). Art collectors can swaddle fine paintings, lithographs, or Albert Einstein–autographed RoboCop 3 posters in a standard black or espresso frame ($56), then select from a variety of acid-free mats ($25 for a 24"x36" mat) to prevent picture yellowing.
Work of Art supplies jersey mounting in a double-matted 32"x40" frame ($200), which can showcase an autographed Heat jersey, as well as canvas stretching ($56 for 16"x20", $96 for 24"x36"), applicable for a print-to-canvas, canvas transfer, or an original oil painting on canvas. To discourage overnight guests from flossing opposite a priceless painting of dog poker, Tru Vue glass glazing (prices vary by size) adds an antireflective coating.