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Holiday Ideas from I've Been Framed

The holiday season is here! With so many things to do and get done before the festivities begin, let us help you make it a joyous season with these holiday frame ideas. Check out these great ideas for that perfect gift or unique design piece to make any room in your home or office pop with festive flare!  Framed Cork-board Ornament Tree  If you'd like to try something new this year you can make a framed ornament tree. Picture here is a large version, but you can do just about any size depending on your ornaments and choice of frame. Just pick a frame and choose either cork or cardboard in order to pin the ornaments safely to the frame....

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5 Cool Ideas for Repurposing Old Picture Frames

  When you reframe a timeless piece of artwork or a cherished memory to fit a new home design, first instinct shouldn't be to throw the old moulding out. Instead, repurpose it for your current needs. Sometimes you can find cool, fun, new ways to recycle old frames, and best of all, we can help you do it, too!   Keychain Holder: You can get just about any old small frame, or we can cut a larger old frame down to size to house and hang your keychains.    Multi-Purpose Tray: Convert your picture frames into neat trays that can be used for any occasion. A charcuterie or maybe a tv-remote tray? How about an espresso coffee tray? The uses...

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Framing Tip: Use UltraVue Glass or Conservation Grade Acrylic

  Due to damage from ultra-violet lighting (either sun or artificial light) the art and mat you choose to frame may fade. Conservation grade glass and acrylic protects from the harmful UV light rays. Just a small investment goes a long way. A specialized protective glazing will keep the integrity of your framed art and increase its lifespan. UltraVue Glass From Tru Vue's website: UltraVue® Laminated Glass provides 99% UV protection and anti-reflective optical viewing on a water white glass, all with the safety and security of a laminate. Similar to its other anti-reflective products, Tru Vue's magnetron-sputtered anti-reflective coating is bonded to the lite at an atomic level. This ensures long-lasting protection that doesn't oxidize and degrade over time. ...

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