COVID-19 NOTICE (May 2020):
Due to COVID-19
We are OPEN by appointment only on selected days. To book your appointment please email us at
We are normally not in the store so we might not get your phone messages until 2 or 3 days after you leave a voicemail. It is best to reach us by email for a quicker response 🙂 Our apologies for the inconvenience.To keep our employees and customers safe, we are changing our store hours and policies as follows:
All in-store visits are by appointment only on selected days.
Please note, we are closed Mondays, Fridays and Weekends.
Consultation can be done by email (we can “virtually” frame your piece and send you a picture!)
Appointed visits are limited to 5 minutes (primarily for drop-off or pick-up) unless otherwise arranged.
We are only allowing 1 customer (or 2 people from the same household) in the store at a time.
Please rebook your appointment and do not enter the store if you feel sick or are coughing or sneezing.
Thank you for your understanding!
A frame shop in Langford, British Columbia.
While Westshore Custom Picture Framing is relatively new — the owners and staff bring over 30 years of Picture Framing experience to the Western Communities.
We provide the service and attention to detail of a small family frame store with the equipment and experience of a large framing center.
Our affiliation with MatShop.ca ensures that all of your mats are cut by high-end computerized mat cutters and your frames are cut to order by precision saws. This enables us to offer you unmatched abilities and quality at a reasonable price.
Come visit us and ask us what we can do for you. We look forward to working with you.
Long term or short term value?
For pieces that are of significant value to you (whether of sentimental or dollar value), it is important to preserve their longevity and value with quality, acid-free and UV-protecting materials. Poor quality materials can cause your artwork to fade or yellow over time. While it may be tempting to purchase lower-quality materials for such pieces — in the long run this will cost you more by devaluing the artwork. On the other hand, for pieces that are of more temporary value, you can often get by with lower-quality materials. While these may slowly degrade the piece over time — you may not notice for 5-10 years. You can optimize the money you spend by answering this question: Is this something to preserve for the long term or short term?
Take your time
Spending time with our designers is often well spent. Taking your time to consider at least 2 or 3 options can make the difference between a framing job that you like, and a framing job that you love! You may find, after looking at several options, that your piece looks absolutely amazing in an inexpensive design! Or that adding a slightly more expensive frame makes all the difference. Regardless, taking your time to consider a few options will ensure your money is well spent. You can also drop off your piece at our store, and our designers will send you several options by email, complete with visualization, to consider at your leisure.
Where will it be displayed?
Will this piece be in a prominent position in your house? For items that you really want to show off, it may be worth choosing a more elaborate design and frame to help give it that “wow” factor. For other items you may be able to choose less elaborate and less expensive designs and frames. Westshore Custom Picture Framing can demonstrate several different options and prices to help you choose the right balance between “wow” and your budget — ensuring you get the best value for your money.
While a professional custom picture frame store may sound expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised! We choose to provide reasonable prices everyday (without the need for a 50% off coupon!). This is made possible by our affiliation with MatShop.ca which provides greater buying power and efficient assembly while maintaining the lower overhead of a smaller store front. You can save money just by comparing our prices (and please tell us if you spot a better one!)!
Use FREE Design Services and Visualization
When you purchase mats and frames online or ready-made off a shelf, it is difficult to choose the right combination to suit your artwork. You may find yourself re-framing your piece again later, having to return the items, or perhaps having to tolerate a mat and frame that does not quite live up to expectations. The in-store designers at Westshore Custom Picture Framing have been trained to help find the mat and frame to really make your piece shine. Our visualization software can also make a difficult choice simple — by showing you the end result on our TV within minutes. How does this save you money? It’s free, it’s without obligation or pressure, and it will save you money by helping you choose the right frame, mat, glass, and backing the first time. (And if your piece really does suit a ready-made frame, we are happy to show you the selection we have in-stock).
Do it yourself
Come visit us soon
We would love to help you find that perfect frame.
Most framing requires one to two weeks depending on materials needed. Some things we can do for you immediately while you browse or finish your shopping for the day. If you're short on time, please let us know as we try to accommodate every need.
Yes. We frame all types of needlework including cross-stitch, needlepoint, crewel, hooked rugs, tapestry, and all types of fabric art.
Absolutely. We are happy to use your antique frame or any framing materials you may already have.
In some cases we may suggest a dry mount. This is a procedure used to adhere a print or poster to a stable backing board and guarantees your artwork will not ripple or wave. Despite glass and backing support, without this procedure your print will ripple as it expands and contracts with the changes of temperature and humidity in your home.
Custom framing may cost more than pictures depending on the value of the artwork. Custom framing involves a fixed amount of labour and materials. On a $5,000 piece of artwork, the framing cost is negligible. However, on a $30 poster custom framing may cost more than the purchase price.
However, we do have options for every budget (including ready-made frames and photo framing packages). We would be happy to suggest mats and frames that correspond to the value you place on the artwork. Come see us in store for free advice and estimates. Also, visit our blog post about getting the most value from custom picture framing.
We use a Gunnar computerized mat cutter for professional results. It also allows us to create some innovative mat designs.
We guarantee that you will! It is our utmost desire that you are completely satisfied our services.
In addition to guaranteeing our services, we also employ "visualization" that digitally "frames" your artwork -- before your eyes! This can help you choose between a few of the many options, and end up with a picture frame that you really love!