If you happen to’ve been round for some time, you recognize I am an enormous fan of gallery partitions. And customarily, as a perfectionist, I really like symmetry and I like issues to look neat and tailor-made, I desire the gallery wall kind the place every thing is similar dimension, framed in the identical body and hanging from a grid.
I current to you Exhibit A, our gateway…
And Annex B, the lavatory space of our lavatory…
I hadn’t actually thought-about the paintings I am including to the house fitness center entry wall a “gallery wall”, however I believe it truly is. There can be six framed pictures hanging from a railing, in addition to the pictures of birds within the entryway.
So after printing the 11″ x 14″ sized pictures from CVS (one hour pictures for nearly instant gratification!), I headed over to Michael’s home to search for frames. I do know IKEA has actually good costs on frames, however we do not have an IKEA in Waco. The closest to me is outdoors Austin, about an hour and a half away. I’ve solely been there as soon as. 🙂
So my choose is Michael. They virtually all the time have frames on the market. I wanted six 16″ x 20″ frames with an 11″ x 14″ picture mat. That is a tall order. They virtually by no means have that lots of a body in inventory. After trying round for some time, I lastly discovered the right frames…
these are the Home by Studio Decor Natural Walnut Stain 11″ x 14″ Frame with Rug, and within the retailer, they purchase one, get one at 50% off. However simply as I anticipated, they did not have sufficient. There have been solely two within the retailer, so I grabbed my telephone, discovered the body on Michael’s web site, and purchased 4 extra.
I purchased the 2 they’d within the retailer, introduced them residence and stained the frames. I actually liked the pure shade of the frames, and they might look nice in one other room. However for our residence fitness center, I need darkish walnut to match my walnut WaterRower. Then, utilizing Behr Oil-Primarily based Stain in Darkish Walnut, I gave every body a fast coat of paint.
The frames picked up the stain fantastically. I believed so as a result of the wooden on the body did not seem to have any sort of protecting coating. I did not even must sand earlier than portray. I simply eliminated the protecting casing, eliminated the glass and mat and began smearing.
And this is how the primary two ended up.
I really like these printsYou can find them here.), and I believe they will pair very well with the remainder of the black and walnut all through the room.
However this is what I actually wished to share with you. Later that evening, after I had already stained the 2 frames I bought, I opened up my Michael order on my laptop computer to ensure my order was shipped appropriately. And that is after I observed this on the backside of the display screen…
That’s precisely the identical body that I purchased, besides that I purchased mine individually. I even purchased it on sale! However take a look at that worth!!
I purchased mine on the market for $33.74 every. It is $202.44 for six frames. And once more, it is a promoting worth. However that very same body is available in a six-frame “Professional Pack” for $121.44. and that’s no a promoting worth. That is an everyday worth of $20.24 per body when bought in knowledgeable bundle.
I do not know why I forgot Michael’s has these professional pack offers on their web site! I discovered and bought professional pack moldings for the lavatory wall in our lavatory. And but, I utterly forgot about them this time. And due to that, even shopping for these frames “on sale” (ha!), I ended up paying R$80 greater than I might have paid with their professional pack.
If I hadn’t already noticed the frames, I might have returned them, canceled my on-line order, and bought a professional pack. Nevertheless it was too late.
So I simply wished to move that info on to you. Michael’s doesn’t promote skilled packages with all of their frames. However that is the second time I’ve entered the shop, I discovered a body that I actually like, and I came upon that it is available in professional packs, bought solely on their web site, with costs a lot decrease than even their promoting costs on the person frames.
If you happen to’re on the lookout for frames for a gallery wall, I would counsel trying there first.
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