23 hours ago
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The three prints are printer's proofs of lithographs which first appeared in the old British magazine Vanity Fair which have been collecting dust for several years that I finally decided to have framed. Having three identically sized VF prints of not very interesting subjects hanging on my office wall, my plan was to reuse the old frames, only having the prints rematted.
Believing I was onto a fairly simple task I gathered my cache, printed a coupon and headed to the nearby Michaels. After spending an hour with the department manager I discovered several things.
Shopping at Michaels without a coupon isn't done. It's like paying full retail at Bed Bath and Beyond. Only males do it.
Due to Michaels convoluted pricing and discount structure it cost $1 more per print to have them reframed with new glass and mats than to have new mats only.
I'm feeling ill used, and promise to hone my exacto knifing on mat board before my next rematting adventure.
Posted by Toad at 12:00 AM