Back in the summer I framed three engineering prints of photos I took during our trip to Italy. I hung them above the bar cart in our open kitchen and dining area. Engineering prints are great when you want something large in scale at an affordable price. But since I was going for affordability here, I didn’t want to pay for custom framing. And with all the light we get in our kitchen not having a museum grade glass front on these frames was a mistake. *(Museum glass cuts the glare. Any frame shop will be able to offer you this type of glass which is a little more expensive but great in spaces where glare is a huge concern.) Even though this spot doesn’t face a window, it is directly across from a large mirror that does and the light in this space bounces right off of these frames. Thereby drawing the eye to the glare rather than the print. And well, after a while, this kind of bugged me.
Case In Point
You just couldn’t appreciate the photos for most of the day. I at first considered custom framing, but it seemed silly to pay a lot to frame an engineering print. So I scrapped that idea almost immediately and decided to look into canvas prints.
Easy Canvas Prints
And after scouring the interwebs for a good deal, I found that Easy Canvas Prints offered the best pricing for large canvases. *(This is not a sponsored post.) I ordered 3 in black and white and was surprised at how fast they arrived at my door!
To give them a little something extra, I added these gold corner brackets I picked up at the hardware store. I think they dress them up a little and are a good replacement for a traditional frame. It took all of maybe 10 minutes to add the corner brackets. I used a Sharpie to mark the holes then nailed in a pilot hole before adding the screws.
And just like that you can now appreciate the photos rather than getting blinded by the glare!
I really love how these look, and not having a frame on them somehow draws even more attention to the beauty of the photo. At least to me it does. 😉
I had the sides done in black so even though they’re unframed they still have a finished look.
These photos make so happy! Vacation photos are my favorite souvenirs!