Reading the open thread last night, we thought Seth's question needed to be front and center since it's Art Month at AT. Seth wrote: I was wondering if anyone knew of a decent yet inexpensive framing store. I have a lot of prints that I want to frame and hang on my walls but framing can just be so darn expensive. Any input/thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: chicago(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com)Dear Seth, We wholeheartedly agree that framing is costly. We've taken to doing most of our framing ourselves, but sometimes there are pieces that really need pro attention. Lisa mentioned Aaron Bros. in the open thread, and the first place that usually comes to mind for us is The Great Frame Up (there's one in Lakeview). We've also heard good things about Lakeview Art Supply. As for good quality at an inexpensive price, we haven't used enough framing services to know for certain the best of the best. But we want to know! AT readers, we're confident you have great insight on the subject...fire away.