The first “Beard Frame Shop,” as it was known then, was founded by Terry Beard in 1974 in Portland, OR. We have Beard’s Framing shops in Beaverton, Vancouver and Lacey. “Beard’s Framing Outlet” first opened in Portland in 1987. This popular destination for affordable picture frames became Frame Central, which now includes several stores in the greater Portland and Seattle areas. Our goal is to bring your art to life, and your life to art. Our experienced designers stay in touch with current design and color trends while adhering to the highest level of standards in the industry. We take the mystery out of custom framing by listening to your unique needs and then creating the best possible design – customized to your tastes and budget.
The cost of framing a picture depends on a number of different variables. Firstly, you need to decide whether or not you want a custom solution or one off the shelf. If you opt for an off the shelf solution, the price will be significantly lower but so will the quality. For a custom solution, the materials you use, the city you’re in and most importantly the size of the piece will have an impact on the price. As an example, a 50cm x 50cm piece with a border could cost anything from €70 up to as much as €500 depending on the design and the materials you choose.
The cost of custom framing depends on a number of different variables. The materials you use, the city you’re in and most importantly the size of the piece will have an impact on the price. As an example, a 50cm x 50cm piece with a border could cost anything from €70 up to as much as €500 depending on the design and the materials you choose.
Frame colour is completely dependent on the piece itself and what colours/finishes will complement it. Another factor is the overall look you’re going for in the space the piece will be displayed. For a subtle look, try going for stained wood, white or black frames. If you want something that stands out more, why not try pulling out a key colour from the piece and colour-match the frame to it.
Mat colour is completely dependent on the piece itself and what colours will complement it. If in doubt it is always best to go for a white or off-white to allow the piece to sing, but if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous you can try pulling out one of the more subtle colours in the piece to really make it pop.