Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Time to make a change

Now that the New Year is nearly here, it is a good time to think about a new look for your home. You can use custom framed art to make a big change. Whether you like one large piece of art or a grouping, custom framing is a great way to refresh your decor.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Is your artwork fading?

Did you know...

Fluorescent lighting causes more fading of artwork than incandescent lighting.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Rewined Candles on SALE!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Then light some yummy candles and cozy up! Try pairing your favorite wine with it's matching candle. Cheers!

Frame the spurs, spoil the cowboy?

Frame the spurs, spoil the cowboy?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Warmer and neutral

When framing black and white photos or art, you do not always have to use black, white or gray mats. Sometimes warmer neutral mat colors work with the image and may help the framed piece look good in the room where it will be displayed.

Framed Mosaic

Beautifully framed handmade mosaic of underwear, this is going in a store, or underwear models house

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


After Christmas SALE! Now until Dec. 31st EVERYTHING is on SALE! 30% OFF Custom Framing!

Favorite Things

We all have our favorite things we save or collect. Many of them can be custom framed. Framing provides a way of presenting and preserving your important treasures. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

50 % OFF Coupon @ Michael's...... REALLY?

50 % OFF Coupon @ Michael's...... REALLY?

At least once every week or two we get someone who stops into our store after getting a quote from Michael’s and ends up telling us that our regular old price is lower than what they were quoted at Michael’s. Sometimes an awful lot lower, particularly if you are looking for a single framing component–like just getting a mat cut or a replacement piece of glass.

And they always tell us we are faster. We turnaround most of our less complicated projects in anywhere from a day to a week. Need something quick for a retirement, birthday or anniversary–just ask. If we can possibly accommodate, the answer is yes. You see, we have this funny idea that we work for you, our customer. Novel, huh?

So, how does a tiny, little locally owned frame shop beat the big boxes on price and service? Well, despite our small size, we off 36 years of custom framing experience and superior custom service.

When you shop at Michaels, the frames and mats are cut out of state and then shipped in to the local store for assembly. Because of the detail involved in what we do, that just sounds like a nightmare. We cut and join nearly all of our frames on site in our shop here in Lowry Town Center, here in Denver. Matting cutting is done onsite using a Wizard computerized mat cutter. This gives us some amazing creativity at a reasonable price (hop on over to our ideas gallery on the web page for some ideas). And because of the labor savings accomplished with the computerized mat cutter, we can offer really great prices and larger projects–something involving say, 10 identical (or nearly identical) items. We have the ability to make things happen right here in our store. Its kind of fun–sometimes stressful but always interesting.

Now, I won’t lie. We carry some really nice products in our store–olive wood from Italy, gold leafed frames from Spain, fun funky colored frames and a huge selection of mat colors and textures. We have over 2,000 different mouldings to choose from, something in every price range.Things they just don’t carry at the big boxes and some of them are more expensive than anything that you’ll find at the store known for stickers, beads and Chinese holiday decorations.

But if you think a 50% off coupon is always the best deal, give us a few minutes to show you our ideas. You just might be surprised, come in and let us give you a quote.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Shadow Box anyone?

Do you have an athlete in the family? Here is a great idea to display all that effort and hard work for everyone to enjoy in a great shadow box.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Just in Time For Christmas, Frankenstein!

Woodcarving by Greg Guedel

We love Garfield!

Capture the holiday moments

Be sure to keep your camera nearby this holiday season to capture all those special moments. After the holidays, choose your favorites and have them custom framed.

Santa Riding Hummingbird Ornament by Me!

I just got one of my favorite ornaments that I created, it is a reproduction of one of my original woodcarvings. This Santa Flying on a Hummingbird Ornament is 2 inches tall, 4 3/8 inches
across, 2 3/4 inches front to back, and signed by me and is for sale Frame By Frame 303-577-8872

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Whimsical framing project

Here's a whimsical craft our custom framer friends could create with old corner samples and a table leg - cute!

Small business Sarurday

Travelling these holidays? LIKE this post if you are planning to visit small businesses!

Perfect Centerpiece

Still trying to figure out the perfect centerpiece for your holiday dinner parties? A framed mirror creates a beautiful base on which you can layer ornaments, as shown here, or keep it simple with a vase of flowers and a couple candles. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Great Stitchery

An amazing stitchery that looks great in the black Mantilla frame it highlights the brown accents in this pups fur.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Please hit the "LIKE" tab on Facebook

Feelin' the LOVE, we need some more "LIKES" please hit the "LIKE" button on our Facebook page ............

Capture special moments with custom framing.

Capture special moments with custom framing.

Still shopping?

Still have shopping left to do? Don't want to go to the mall? Want to park at the door? Come see us!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Framed mirrors in the Mud Room

Framed mirrors are the perfect addition to foyers and mudrooms. 

High School Hockey Jersey

 High School hockey jersey framed w/ pictures of him playing.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gaudi Waves

Need a little color in your life!? These new "Gaudi Waves" frames have brightened up our wall to a whole new color spectrum!! :)


Behold, our daring Prisma Photo Frames! Colorrific!

Behold, our daring Prisma 5 X 7 and 4 X 6  Photo Frames! Colorrific!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Abby Rittgers

Abby Rittgers along with her friends Rob & Amanda Bergmann stopped by the shop today, so good to see Abby today and meet her friends which now live in Golden, CO.

Modern approach to beach house decor through custom framing.

Modern approach to beach house decor through custom framing.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Not in the living room

Let's face it, not everyone wants to hang their kid's art in the living room. A mudroom or hall where the family comes and goes each day may be the perfect alternative. The display will still allow the kids to take pride in seeing their art on display. 

It is the gift giving season

It is gift giving season. If you want to give a unique gift, have something custom framed for the special people in your life. In addition to art or photos, consider personal mementos as shown here. 

Foreign Coins

Great idea for your old foreign coins.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


A framing project, using an old scrabble board. 

The best family reunion ever!!! A great gift idea, too.

The best family reunion ever!!! A great gift idea, too.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gift Idea!

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? This year give one-of-a-kind custom framed memories.

Take a closer look

Take a close look. Multiple photos were laid on top of the mats and overlapped on to each other. It's an interesting alternative to placing all of the photos in individual mat openings. When doing this, it's important to use spacers to keep the glass off the photos.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Love Color?

Love Color? Colorful frames, fabric liners, fillets and mats come in a broad range of colors to coordinate with your art and decor, while also showing off your style. 

Baby's First Feet Impressions custom framed

Custom picture framing for baby’s tiny feet impressions

Sunday, December 9, 2012