Today, DIY is estimated to be a $16 billion industry that encompasses an amazingly wide variety of activities, ranging from the tiling and pluming of bathrooms to the construction of raised garden beds, fences, and trellises, and changing out electrical fixtures to properly painting a wall. Think about it: The average American spends about $50 each year on supplies that fit this category. DIY is BIG.
The motivations of the “DIYer” are as varied as the activities he or she undertakes — including the satisfaction of being one’s own craftsperson or contractor. With DIY, we control everything: the look, the feel, the quality, and, of course, the cost. The DIY attitude generally is “If someone else can do this, why can’t I?”
Granted, any project done well takes planning, creativity, a big dose of patience, sometimes some training, and, in the end, the commitment to a result. Some skills are more easily obtained than others. I, for one, have no interest in learning how to plumb, but I do want to know how to tile; I know how to paint and I definitely know how to frame.
Yes, surprise! This is where the conversation is going.
DIY framing is one of those ideas that emerged as a reality in the ‘70s and is a skill that all photographers, artists, and creative home decorators absolutely need in the 21st century. Why? We have imagination. We have attitude. We have a commitment to quality and a need to operate our lives economically. We don’t need others to dictate our tastes, our styles, or our budgets. This is exactly why we DIY and invite you to do the same.
Designing a custom look for your paintings and pictures, photography and memorabilia is simply a few mouse clicks away. My team and I work hard to provide a mix of the highest quality products with a seamless online interface that makes creating a look you will love simply fun.
Please join us for a year of learning the ins and outs of DIY custom picture framing. The content we have planned for 2016 will entertain you, satisfy you, and challenge you to look at framing in a whole new light.
Happy New Year!