A Nice Supply For Gallery Wall Frames (And A Peek At The Framed Paintings For The Residence Health club)

For those who’ve been round right here some time, you realize I’m an enormous fan of gallery partitions. And usually, as a result of I’m a perfectionist, I really like symmetry, and I like issues to look neat and tailor-made, I desire the sort of gallery wall the place every thing is identical dimension, framed in the identical body, and hung in a grid.

I offer you Exhibit A, our entryway…

And Exhibit B, the water closet space of our toilet…

I hadn’t actually thought-about the art work I’m including to the entry wall of the house health club a “gallery wall”, however I assume it truly is. It’ll be six framed footage hung in a grid, identical to the hen footage within the entryway.

So after having the photographs printed in an 11″ x 14″ dimension at CVS (one hour images for nearly fast gratification!), I headed to Michael’s to search for frames. I do know IKEA has actually good costs on frames, however we don’t have an IKEA in Waco. The closest one to me is simply outdoors of Austin, so about an hour-and-a-half away. I’ve solely been there as soon as. 🙂

So my go-to is Michael’s. They nearly all the time have frames on sale. I wanted six 16″ x 20″ frames with a mat for 11″ x 14″ footage. That’s a reasonably tall order. They nearly by no means have that many of 1 body in inventory. After looking for some time, I lastly discovered the right frames…

These are the Home by Studio Decor Natural Walnut Stain 11″ x 14″ Frame with Mat, and within the retailer, they had been purchase one, get one 50% off. However simply as I anticipated, they didn’t have sufficient. There have been solely two within the retailer, so I obtained my cellphone out, discovered the body on the Michael’s web site, and acquired 4 extra.

I purchased the 2 that that they had within the retailer, introduced them dwelling, and stained the frames. I actually beloved the pure colour of the frames, and they might look lovely in one other room. However for our dwelling health club, I would like darkish walnut to match my walnut WaterRower. So utilizing Behr oil-based stain in Darkish Walnut, I gave every body a fast coat of stain.

The frames took the stain superbly. I assumed they might as a result of the wooden of the body didn’t really feel prefer it had any sort of protecting coating on it. I didn’t even need to sand earlier than staining. I simply eliminated the protecting wrap, eliminated the glass and mat, and began staining.

And right here’s how the primary two turned out.

I really like these prints (you can find them here), and I believe they’ll tie in properly with the remainder of the black and walnut all through the room.

However right here’s what I actually wished to share with you. Later that night, after I had already stained the 2 frames I purchased, I pulled up my Michael’s order on my laptop computer to make certain that my order went by means of accurately. And that’s after I seen this on the backside of the display…

That’s the very same body that I purchased, besides that I purchased mine individually. And I even purchased them on sale! However have a look at that value!!

I purchased mine on sale for $33.74 every. That’s $202.44 for six frames. And once more, that’s a sale value. However that very same actual body is available in a “professional pack” of six frames for $121.44. And that’s not a sale value. {That a} common value of $20.24 per body when bought in a professional pack.

I don’t know why I forgot that Michael’s has these professional pack affords on their web site! I discovered and acquired professional pack frames for the wall within the water closet of our toilet. And but, I fully forgot about them this time round. And due to that, even shopping for these frames “on sale” (ha!), I ended paying $80 greater than I might have with their professional pack.

Had I not already stained the frames, I might have taken them again, canceled my on-line order, and bought a professional pack. Nevertheless it was too late.

So I simply wished to go that data alongside to y’all. Michael’s doesn’t promote professional packs of all of their frames. However that is the second time I’ve been within the retailer, discovered a body that I actually like, and found that they arrive in professional packs, offered solely on their web site, at costs which might be far decrease costs than even their sale costs on the person frames.

For those who’re in search of frames for a gallery wall, I recommend trying there first.