Can You Help Me Reframe?

American Frame is the perfect resource for reframing works of art, and our online framing tool and mail-order samples make the process full-proof.

But why reframe?  There are a number of reasons why you may want to re-do a treatment.  Perhaps the mat has become faded or you’d like a different color.  Maybe you’re redecorating a room and would like a frame that’s more formal or casual.   Often moving induces us to take a fresh look at our artwork, especially when the scale and proportions of our new rooms are very different from where the artwork used to hang.  A new frame and mat for the same artwork can make a once-subtle work bolder, or a grand work delicate.  Emphasizing a horizontal line (landscape) or a vertical line (portrait) can also be achieved with a treatment.  Remember, it’s not just about the color or style, it’s also about the size.  A large mat around a miniature image makes a big impact. 

DIY framing offers endless possibilities for a single piece of art, and it’s often possible to reuse part of a previous treatment.  If the mat is perfect but the frame too ornate, that’s no problem.  Simply order the new frame the same size as the previous one and the mat will fit right in.  Recycle the frame by donating or selling it.  This makes reframing a green choice.

To help those reframing visualize their options, American Frame offers an online mock-up tool that displays a treatment to scale as you make selections.  Play with as many choices as you want online, and when you’ve narrowed it down, order free samples.  This will help you feel confident about your new treatment before you order.

create an online mockup

We are eager to help.  If you have questions, please contact us at or call 800.537.0944.

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DIY Picture Framing: Do You Offer Design Services?

AubreyK | 9/26/2014 10:30:37 AM | 6 comments
American Frame

Yes! Even the smallest of changes can make a big impact.
9/26/2014 3:44:26 PM

Just freshening up you framings will give people a feeling of something new.
9/26/2014 2:00:56 PM

American Frame
Thanks Larry! Let us know if you need anything!
9/26/2014 9:38:40 AM

Larry Jennings
that is awesome!
9/25/2014 5:07:32 PM

American Frame
Thanks Valerie!
9/22/2014 9:09:02 AM

Great advice!
9/19/2014 3:45:57 PM