Bargain Frames

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Minuteman3, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Just thought I'd point this out ....

    I've been doing quite a bit of printing (on a new Canon Pro-100, great photo printer!), and decorating the walls of my home office. I found some simple but quite nice frames at Hobby Lobby that I am extremely impressed with!!

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    Besides a nice, and simple, look .... these things are incredibly inexpensive!!

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    Since Hobby Lobby seems to always have frames "on sale" for 50% off, these work out to less than $5 each!! They are made of black plastic with a piece of real glass that snaps into place.

    Just thought someone else might be interested!!

    Cheers!!

    Ken
     
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  2. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Thanks for the posting! Even when framing something with a custom mat, I always choose Hobby Lobby. Our local Hobby Lobby's honor the 50% off all the time...not just during a sale promotion.

    I have found the framing quality top notch!
     
  3. Looks good. As luck would have it, a week after I got my Canon Pixma Pro-100 a new Hobby Lobby store opened about 10 miles from me. Haven't been in there yet but maybe I'll be shopping for picture frames soon.
     
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  4. Good luck and enjoy!! These frames are really nice. FYI - I print on the 13x19 paper with a 1/2" to 3/4" white border. They look GREAT!!

    Ken
     
  5. McQ

    McQ Just your average, everyday moderator. Moderator

    We just got a new Hobby Lobby in our area so your post couldn't have been more timely. Thanks, Ken!
     
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  6. They are now my #1 stop for custom framing and mat cutting. Only problem, if I want something on a Sunday, they are closed. Guess that means I need to do a better job of planning!
     
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  7. I finally got to our new HL store today. They had a fairly large selection of frames, but none like you are showing; in fact there were no 13 x 9 frames. They had one type of 14 x 11 but not nearly as attractive as those in your pictures.

    p.s. I did find them on the HL website, but the shipping charge is about the same as the price of a frame. :(
     
  8. Interesting ... the pic's above are screenshots from their website so there is that option, but as you noted the shipping charge does cut into their thrifty nature!!

    I do notice at our local store that these frames are not right in with the others. They're kind of on a spot of their own near the poster prints, art supplies, etc.

    I have found the exact frame (different branding) at Michaels as well ... but the price is a bit higher, and the only "deal" I have seen is "buy one, get one for 50% off" which means they are still a bit higher in cost ("higher" being a relative term ... ~ $6 vs ~$10 :))

    Hope you can locate them as they are a really nice way to display your prints at a very moderate price point!!

    Ken
     
  9. Thanks for the tips, Ken. Perhaps I didn't look in the right place. Having never been in one of those stores I didn't think to look elsewhere.

    My wife also suggested Michaels, but I haven't gotten there yet. Looks like I need to make another trip out that way sometime soon.
     
  10. For what it's worth, Michael's give you an AARP discount.
     
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  11. I went back by this morning as I was in the area and I did find these frames. As you suggested, there is a huge art department back in a corner of the store with a huge selection of frames. I searched diligently and could find nothing in 13 x 19. I even enlisted the help of the store manager as he was coming out of his office, and he couldn't find them either. I gave up and was headed for the door when I happened to notice another display that was not obvious, but there they were, in many sizes.

    I didn't buy any as they were not on sale. The manager said they go on sale about every second week, so I'll need to make yet another trip. :mad:
     
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