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Vintage Photo Frame Overview

Shabby chic wood photo frame ranges like those in our Vintage collection have long been en vogue for the latest on-trend interior designers.

Finding original shabby chic items which hark backs to an earlier age and demonstrates the passage of time since its original construction is a time-consuming and expensive task. That’s why, to meet professional and consumer demand, our Vintage frames collection has been skillfully distressed to lend the appearance of an antique to what is a brand new frame built to today’s much higher standards.

By painting, rubbing off, and sanding away a frame’s top coating, our craftspeople achieve that aged and distressed looking on these shabby chic wood photo frames. This “faded grandeur” is very visually appealing – in fact, many customers refer to items from this range as either ornate picture frames, antique photo frames, and vintage photo frames.

These shabby chic wood photo frames are available in Dark Grey, White, Silver, or Sand colours. Professionals and consumers value the Vintage frames range because its hand finish moulding works especially well with matt fine art papers. Our frames lend elegance and presence to multi-aperture collages and they bestow a real homeliness to pictures of family, friends, and good times.

Vintage retro picture frames are available in 11 portrait and landscape sizes as well as in 6 square sizes. We can design a Vintage frame to order – just let us know the measurements you want and our experienced and passionate team of craftspeople will build you your own bespoke shabby chic picture frame. All Vintage frames are made in-house by the SIM Frame team using the highest quality sustainable woods.

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Product Video of our Vintage Frames

Watch our video below about our Vintage frames to see them in much more detail with their highlights summarised. Please note on mobile devices, these videos will take a few seconds to load and play.

Colour Samples

Collage Picture Frames

Professional paper types available to print your photos online with

For standard-sized collage photo frames and large collage photo frames where you want to display older photographs or photographs with a deeper emotional resonance, framing them with the shabby chic and antique-inspired vintage frame looks just right. It is the perfect frame for this type of display.

Think of this frame as like the faded cover on a book of cherished memories. Whether you choose the Dark Grey, White, Silver, or Sand Vintage frame, it will more than do justice to the emotional resonance of the pictures you wish to display. Breath-taking memories, evocative pictures, unique framing.

You can select up to 9 images for your multi-aperture collage picture frame. You can design it online now (including choosing the up to 9 images you want for your display) using our online tool. Use that to get the display just as you want it and then send it over to our in-house team of master craftspeople and time-served art and photography printers.

If you’re looking for a one-off – something as unique as the memories your display is celebrating – send us your specifications and measurements. How big do you want your frame to be? How do you want the pictures laid out? Let us know and we’ll send back a draft design for your approval.

Paper Samples

Professional paper types available to print your photos online with

SIM Frame offers you six different types of industry-leading printing paper on which to transfer your photography or other imagery to go within your shabby chic wood photo frame.

  • Lustre paper – a type of semi matte paper, is better in producing a “film” effect with an emphasis very much on the texture of the image. Photographers tend to choose lustre paper for images with vibrant colours or for monochrome images.
  • Gloss paper – uses an extra layer of coating to give the colours in a photograph or an image an extra visual punch. Gloss paper is superb at reproducing darker colours and deeper blacks which serves to provide an additional element of contrast.
  • Photo rag paper – is a deep matt paper choice for both artists and photographers seeking the highest quality of artistic and fine art prints. Very versatile and equally capable in producing the visually stunning colour and monochrome prints, Professional Image Maker magazine describes photo rag as “the gold standard against which other papers are compared”.
  • Baryta paper – possessing the “wow” factor particularly on black and white imagery, our 325gsm FineArt Baryta paper promises you the best in colour depth, high definition imagery, and palette
  • German etching – the 310gsm paper has a beautiful textured surface and delivers incredible detail on both high-end photography and more traditional prints.
  • Metallic paper – offers the undoubted colour vibrancy options you get with gloss paper but it adds an extra iridescence providing a boost to both the warmth and the depth of an image. The metallic effect finish makes this type of paper the professionals’ favourite for images where contrast really needs to be brought out.

For help choosing the right paper option for your images click below to receive free samples (P&P applies) so that you can compare them yourself.

Mount Colour Samples

Photo mounts are available black, white, cream and bright white

Choose from four different coloured frame mounts for your shabby chic wood photo frame – white, black, cream, and bright white. You can order a free Mount sample pack online – only pay postage and packaging charges. Offering a visually satisfying and contemporary flat design with perfectly square corners, our frames afford an understated stylishness to the presentation of your most important images and artwork.

Hanging System

Back view of a frame showing mounting

SIM Frame’s hanging systems fix solidly and reliably to your walls and they’re ready out of the box. Rather than relying on a length of string slung between to different points on your vintage frame on which to hang your image, our frames have two solid points, both of which allow for small 10mm adjustments to make sure that you get the perfect position.


Bleed and safe areas

Please ensure your images for your shabby chic wood photo frame include at least a 5mm bleed to avoid any unwanted cropping at the edges of your image. All our printers and production methods can crop around 3-5mm into the print space so ensure that heads, feet, dresses and other important parts of your image are not place too close to the edge of the design. This is also a requirement when opting for a mount as this will physically overlay your images to avoid any white edges, so will cover 3-5mm of each edge of every image. This would be for every picture in multi-apeture mounts, so please place your images consciously. Please see example image above for reference.

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Sizes & Prices of Vintage Photo Frames

See our size and prices guide of our Vintage frames below. If you can’t see the perfect size for you, simply get in touch with our friendly customer support team to see how we can help.

Portrait & Landscape

Inches mm Frame with Photo (+)Single Mount (+)Fine Art Paper (+)Ultra clear Acrylic
10x8" 254X203 £62.47 £0.60 £3.48 £1.67
12x8" 305X203 £65.84 £1.00 £4.38 £2.00
12x10" 305X254 £69.15 £1.10 £4.60 £2.50
16x12" 406X305 £85.28 £4.00 £4.96 £4.0
18x12" 457X305 £92.63 £4.00 £5.41 £4.50
20x16" 508X406 £102.86 £4.00 £10.74 £6.67
24x16" 610X406 £115.43 £6.00 £11.52 £8.00
24x20" 610X508 £126.23 £6.00 £13.90 £10.00
30x12" 762X305 £115.14 £4.40 £7.87 £6.88
30x20" 762X508 £142.52 £8.00 £15.33 £12.50
30x24" 762X610 £151.29 £10.00 £19.55 £15.00


Inches mm Frame with Photo (+)Single Mount (+)Fine Art Paper (+)Ultra clear Acrylic
10x10" 254X254 £65.78 £0.80 £5.35 £2.08
12x12" 305X305 £72.47 £1.20 £6.07 £3.00
16x16" 406X406 £96.12 £4.00 £6.15 £5.33
20x20" 508X508 £115.66 £6.00 £10.42 £8.33
24x24" 610X610 £134.64 £8.00 £17.28 £12.00
30x30" 762X762 £166.81 £10.00 £20.19 £18.75
All Prices Exclude VAT


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