Thursday, January 31, 2013

Custom framing can work magic!??

Have we ever shared before about how custom framing can work magic!?? It can! Take this image from House Beautiful Magazine - The designer started with three smaller antique prints... Because the scale was a bit off to hang them as is above the desk, they used an oversize matboard, in the same tone as the artwork to add scale to the pieces, and then custom framed from there! This is a fantastic way to magically make art larger, to fit within a specific space :-)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Custom Framed Art inside Custom Framed Art, COOL!

We're loving this look for a bedroom - custom framed art inside of a frame... And what a way to create a fantastic headboard?!? "Frame" a favorite fabric, and use it as the perfect backdrop to some smaller, complementary works of art. Not only does it help tie the art to the space, creating a perfectly scaled focal point, but it also adds a touch of softness. Perfection!

Coffee Table anyone

For Sale coffee table by Denver artist John Kern, $500.00

Art Doesn't Have To Match The Couch

Art does not have to match the sofa! Here is a good example of the three pieces of art not matching each other, and they introduce color we do not see in the room. and it works!

Long and Skinny

Although the artworks leaning on these shelves are lovely, we're drawn to the oversize music art hanging ABOVE the shelving unit. Not only can you create a personal work of art by having a line from a favorite tune enlarged from the sheet music, you can make it even more special by having it custom framed! And who doesn't have a long, skinny space to fill with art?!?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Custom Chalk Board, a good thing!

A custom framed chalk board is a great addition to a child's bedroom, a playroom, craft room, kitchen, or mud room. They can be framed to suit any style room and color scheme.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Frames on Shelves

Displaying frames on shelves allows you to easily make changes as you add a new frame or change out a picture. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Urban Living" By John Kern

For Sale Original Acrylic painting by John Kern


Brittany Moulding

Inspired by the colorful, worn finishes of the homes and resorts found in Brittany, a coastal town in Northwest France

Saturday, January 26, 2013


For Sale: "Sunstroke" by John Kern, Original Acrylic

Friday, January 25, 2013

Berry Flower is SOLD!

This piece with look awesome with a fun blue frame around it, just sayin'

Shop Small this weekend!

There is always space for one more!

If you love framed art or photos, you can always find somewhere to display it. Although it may not be the ideal viewing position, this space above the bookcase provides a surface to hang quite a few frames.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mixing color, shape and styles

This grouping consists mainly black and white artwork. Notice how gold, silver and wood tone frames were used, in addition to black frames, to add interest. Mixing sizes, shapes, colors and styles of frames can bring more personality to your wall groupings.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

No Room?

If you think you have run out of room for framed art, look again. You may have space within a bookcase. If there are adjustable shelves, shift them around to accommodate the overall size of the framed art you want to display. 


Although you shouldn't purchase art simply because the colors match your room, of the art you own, it can be arranged effectively by color. Custom framing can help add diversity or unity. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Love this...

Love this...

Vintage Shaving Tools

Vintage shaving tools, gifted from wife to husband :-) We like that these items are framed in three separate, yet matching shadowboxes, creating a unique wall grouping no matter what wall they may find a home on!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Still available for sale "Hummingbird" Original Acrylic by John Kern, call the shop 303-577-8872

A good idea!

Not all of your framed art needs to go on the wall, add handles to the moulding and now you have a try for the coffee table.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Be inspired

When a painting becomes more than a painting and we are inspired.............

Framed Fabric

Framed upholstery fabric with colorful patterns can make a bold statement on a large wall. This piece is in a float frame, but other styles and colors can be used, too. Make sure the fabric is mounted properly to avoid the wrinkles shown here. A quilt can also be framed to fill a large wall space.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Don't be shy

Don't be shy...... come see us!  We can help you frame that amazing piece of artwork.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Single and Large

A single, large piece of custom framed art provides a great way to fill a wall and to make a BIG statement!

Classic Old World Powder Room

Here’s a classic, old-world powder room with frames galore! This definitely has a masculine touch for dudes with style!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Framed Art Over The Fireplace

As an alternative to one large piece of framed art over the fireplace, create a grouping of smaller pieces. Vary the colors of the art, mats and frames to add visual appeal. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Maps on the wall

Monday inspiration... framed maps on the kitchen wall. This would also be a pretty neat idea for the basement.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

John Kern Artist Reception TODAY!

Getting ready For John Kern Artist Reception later today from 3 to 7 or 8pm, we will have a TV here to watch the Bronco's play, wine, beer , appetizers and John and his great artwork, please come by!

Thursday, January 10, 2013


We frame a lot of these and that is either real or copies of old maps and they look awesome!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Framing memorabilia and antique documents..

Get it out of the box and on to the wall. A Customer's great-great grandfather was the recipient of the honorable discharge from the Civil War.

New Liners

Our new fabric covered liners are available in nine great colors. Whether you want to make a bold statement or prefer a rich neutral, may have the color you are looking for. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Frames on Shelves

Do you have a lot of frame pictures, try stacking them on shelves.


Do you have a marathon runner in the family, show off the hard work and accomplishments.

Set the mood

Picture frames can help set the mood of a picture. The right frame should enhance the colors and emotion of the picture. It can also help set the decor of your home or office.
More modern homes can take minimalist frames, while frames made with antique wood complement more rustic homes. No matter your choice, a well-chosen picture frame can make a picture stand out.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Artist Reception this Saturday!

Denver artist John Kern is the "Featured Artist" here at Frame By Frame for the months of Jan. and Feb. We are having a reception for John this Saturday from 3 to 8 pm, with food, wine and beer. We will also have a TV on here so you don't have to miss the Bronco game, or come on by afterwords.

Need an idea for a wedding gift?

Need an idea for a wedding gift?

Wedding Dance Photo

Wedding dance between Father and Daughter, beautiful!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

More is more

Sometimes more is more and it looks just great!

Travel Photos

Here is a cool way to display all of those great travel photos, and fill a large wall.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Black & White Photos

Professionally framed black and white photos always make for an elegant space... what do you think about grouping them in a stairway?

"Druid" Original Acrylic by John Kern

"Druid" Original Acrylic by John Kern

Ever get frustrated with Scotch Tape?

Ever get frustrated with Scotch Tape?  Check out this photographer's photos:

Friday, January 4, 2013

2 New Greg Guedel Santa's Arrive!

Santa with Decorations 9" tall

Santa with Tree and Toys 12" tall 

Personalized Gallery-Style

Create a personalized gallery-style look like this for your home by custom framing enlarged photos of your pets and family and hanging in a simple, symmetrical grouping. This is a great way to add personality to a hallway or large, blank wall and adds a designer touch!